Topic: HEN 愛 LET’S GO! - New EP coming March 25th

Wow, I hope this forum hasn't died yet. It's really unfortunate to see that there has been little activity in the past few months.

So first off, Happy New Years to everyone, and I wanted to discuss the new EP coming in March.

As of right now, we just got a title for one of the songs (possibly) and the date (3/25/15). In true Polysics fashion, if they release a new EP, that's probably all their gonna release until the new album comes along later on in the year.

So as things trickle in such as tracklists, possible PV's etc, lets discuss it here. smile

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I've been looking forward to this since Megaoverdrive was released!

Can't wait!

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Can't wait! Thanks for the info. smile

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Via their Twitter, we got the tracklist and their new album cover!

5 (edited by Lu456 2015-02-25 06:47:02)

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image URL of the jacket because I forgot how to post the picture itself
http://skream.jp/news/assets_c/2015/02/ … -25078.jpg
Once again, the cover pays homage to Devo. Look what's behind the band members, its a golf ball! XD
also I noticed at the top left some cyclists, might be a Kraftwerk reference???


Tracklist:

1. Dr Pepper!!!!!
2. Homo Sausager
3. GT (Great Tan-men)
4. DTMK未来
5. I'm Hard Boiled
6. ラスポテトメモリーズ
7. Ski Ski Die Ski(n)

Not sure what to say about these title tracks, only way to find out is listen to them XD

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https://twitter.com/POLYSICS_TOISU/stat … 9330599936

Each track seems to have an image, I don't know if they're limited edition covers or what.

I'm thinking we may hear a more old school Poly sound here. They seem weirder, but not for weirdness sake.

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http://www.polysics.com/hen-ai-lets-go/ … tml#yoyogi

And there seems to be loads of stuff on this site if you happen to speak Japanese.

8 (edited by Dave12D3 2015-02-28 11:52:18)

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Those aren't the only new wave references on the cover. The title looks to be in YMO's logo font and the cables in Hiro's neck are probably a reference to 'The Age of Plastic' by Buggles.

9 (edited by taopriest 2015-03-01 22:10:07)

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New wave references on the cover (click):
http://i.imgur.com/hrm08IUl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/b6vCrR2l.jpg

10 (edited by taopriest 2015-03-02 14:36:01)

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I uploaded a short preview of "Dr. Pepper!!!!!"
http://taopriest.tumblr.com/post/112059 … rt-preview
Source: SCHOOL NINE TUESDAY 2015.02.24

http://i.imgur.com/lffbUApm.png
http://www.polysics.com/hen-ai-lets-go/ … anmen.html

http://i.imgur.com/rSChHbIm.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/mH22Tbom.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/mcnsAz4m.jpg

The promotion for this EP release is awesome.

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I have to say, this is getting me pretty excited.

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The other Buggles reference went right over my head!
I like their second album a lot, a shame nobody paid attention to it.

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Update:

Inspired by RASPOTATO MEMORYS
http://i.imgur.com/rAX8Wesm.jpg
http://www.polysics.com/hen-ai-lets-go/tada-ras.html

http://i.imgur.com/H6bi2sM.jpg

http://6.t.imgbox.com/RvVxNz28.jpg http://2.t.imgbox.com/CPJAGs4o.jpg http://0.t.imgbox.com/i2FnKDNF.jpg http://8.t.imgbox.com/fH7AoauV.jpg

14 (edited by taopriest 2015-03-22 20:26:20)

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As much as i like this promotion it is also weird because there is still no music video out or at least some previews. The release is only 5 days ahead. Oo

http://www.polysics.com/hen-ai-lets-go/

Edit: Previews are online.
http://www.amazon.co.jp/HEN-%E6%84%9B-L … F+POLYSICS

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I may be doubling up on the info in this thread, as I haven't checked out the links above, but there are 7 cards inside the CD, giving each track its own "cover" and yes, they seem to be all homages to other album covers. I only recognise three of them, namely Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells', Japan's 'Tin Drum' and Kraftwerk's 'Die Mensch-Maschine' (interesting that there are 4 "sausages' standing behind the stair's handrail - the spectre of Kayo persists!) I really hope "Dr. Pepper!!!!!" isn't part of some awful cross-promotion deal (they are thanked in the credits) as it's otherwise a cool track. I have no idea what "HOMO SAUSAGER" is about, but the title and the aforementioned 'Man-Machine" artwork got me thinking: these days a sausage is as much a product of a machine as it is of an animal, but is Hayashi-san really that clever? "GT (Great Tan-men)" has more of that disco-beat vibe that made "...Heavy Polysick!!!" my least favourite POLYSICS record, whilst "I'M HARD BOILED" and its initial ska-style moments brought back bad memories of "Digital Coffee" (worst POLYsong ever) but is saved by frequent detours into nice fat metallic punky goodness. Overall I dig this little record, although more than ever it does seem like they are not only referencing their heroes, but also their own back-catalogue. No, I DO like it, really!

wanna light more

16 (edited by taopriest 2015-04-03 16:10:53)

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POLYSICS - Dr Pepper!!!!! [HD]
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2lo4l … r-hd_music

The official music video guest starring Cyborg Kaori.

17 (edited by Lu456 2015-05-05 00:17:14)

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Thank you Taopriest for sharing the music video. Not sure what to think of Dr. Pepper, it kind of just feels all over the place, like "Round the World" and "Shout Aloud" got smashed together. Aside from that its not bad.

At one point, Taopriest also had the songs "GT(Great Tan-men)" & "I'm Hard Boiled" on his Tumblr, but I guess they had to get taken down due to copyrights. GT had a great funk style to it, though I can't really say I like the chanting during the chorus too much. Also another great tune.
Surprisingly "I'm Hard Boiled" is both cute and pretty awesome, its like a better version of "Digital Coffee". Personally, I like this one.

The rest of the tracks, I heard their previews on iTunes by switching to the Japanese version of iTunes. They all sound pretty interesting, DTMK is one that I'm really looking forward to the most though, its got a nice edge to it.

Overall, I'm looking forward to the album, hopefully it will be released soon in the US, I'll probably just download the album from  iTunes because I'm not in a position right now to just purchase the album from a website that will charge me extra for shipping.