Re: Polysics' new single “Lucky Star” in August
I don't completely agree with you Pupponvesh. I have to say I never noticed the repetitive drums that much, my focus usually goes to everything else but the drums xD
Honestly, I don't think the drums are the problem here. Yano does one hell of a job and in the end they are still drums. You can do many creative things with other instruments, but drums tend to be very narrow in their capabilities (I feel like i'll be proven wrong by someone soon xD)
The problem is that the synths are way to clean and that draws attention to the drums. The fact that they rely more on a sequencer just adds more repetitiveness. It really shows on the DVD where they play some of the older songs, the old gritty synths have been replaced with the sequencer churning out more complicated but repetitive patterns.
They need to think more about what they can do live on stage instead of what they can paste together in the studio and then press play on stage. I would love seeing Fumi on the microKORG again to pick up the loss of Kayo. Remove some of the blips and bloops and get those synths whaling.
That being said, I do enjoy these songs. Lucky star is surprisingly catchy and is quite enjoyable underneath the bleeps and bloops. Fumi did a great job on the vocals.
as for the upcoming single, the 2 updated songs are Watson and KI KA I DA. KI KA I DA, not really excited to hearing those. I predict lots of bleeps and bloops.