1 (edited by taopriest 2013-11-01 14:00:50)

Topic: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

No joke.  A new album will be released in January 2014!

Amazon.jp
http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GCCMZ9O/

Source: http://natalie.mu/music/news/102707

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

Oh niiiiiiice!! Can't wait to experience it then!!

http://i40.tinypic.com/x3dbtg.jpg

I don't post here much anymore but I still have a fond appreciation for Polysics. Hit me up on Twitter @west_haven if you really wanna talk to me smile

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

Translation:

POLYSICS To Release New Album “ACTION”

An electronic rock band POLYSICS has announced the release of the new album "ACTION" on January 15, 2014.

The new record will contain the sound of 80s, the elements of new-wave, hard-core and EDM. In mastering and engineering of the record took part Tatsuki Masuko (synthesizer/effects) from ROVO.

http://www.jpopasia.com/news/polysics-t … 15105.html

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

This sounds incredible, and only just over ten weeks to wait.
Not bad!

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

How exciting, I love how they described the album, hopefully it will be an amazing release big_smile

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

Cover+Tracklist

http://i.imgur.com/YA7afqo.jpg

Tracklist
01. ACTION!!!
02. MEGA OVER DRIVE
03. O MEGA NE
04. Post Post
05. Number Zero
06. 発見動物探検隊
07. Rhythm
08. New Melody
09. Sparky
10. How To Be Good Boy
11. Don't Stop Johnny
12. Turbo Five

via http://www.polysics.com/news.php?page=2

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

Previews are online!
http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/artist/Polys … /KSCL-2353

8 (edited by taopriest 2013-12-27 12:16:18)

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

The PV for "Turbo Five" is online. A live PV with some effects.

@Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mCpqatRCxs
@Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k51lYuP7LPu3Io56yRg


New artist promo pic (from a recent OK MUSIC interview)
http://i.imgur.com/uEbQSfz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/R42R1Dj.jpg

Source: http://okmusic.jp/#!/ups/interviews/1953

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

Ha! Nice borrowing from Talking Heads' "New Feeling" on "How to Be Good Boy" smile

wanna light more

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

"ACTION!!!" reminds me more of earlier albums i had to listen twice before i got fully into it. Less mainstream here than "Weeeeeeeeee!!!"

Some songs should work very good live.

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

I'm downloading the album from iTunes, I'm a little too eager to wait and pay extra for a real copy!! XD
Either way, I'm gonna listen to the album and see what my final verdict is big_smile

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

So my final verdict after few listenings:

After so many years they still manage to produce such like weird stuff. Even so POLYSICS are famous for their weird releases. And sure this one is not radio friendly. This is an album everybody needs to listen at least twice before to judge properly. The greatness evolves from track to track and even from minute to minute. Reminds me of their first releases where they're doing this random stuff. If you still describe a POLYSICS release in 2014 as weird, you know they did it right. I'm pleased with this and looking forward to see some songs from "ACTION!!!" live. :-)

4/5

Re: New Album "ACTION!!!" OUT 15th JANUARY 2014

Taopriest, I definitely agree.

I've heard this album from beginning to end like 3-4 times and I feel like I'm enjoying each song more and more. The ones that really stand out for me is of course Mega Overdrive, but also Hakken Dabutsu Takentai, New Melody, Sparky, How to be Good Boy, and Turbo Five. They've certainly come a long way from "How are You?"
My only surprise with this album is Fumi has no tracks that she sings on. Granted you can argue that some of the ones with the vocoder could be her voice, but I like to think that the vocoder is something separate from both Hiro and Fumi. Now this isn't a problem for me, its just very odd seeing that every previous album released has seen at least one track where someone like Kayo or Fumi as the lead singer. I personally believe New Melody actually would work better with Fumi as lead singer and not the vocoder.
That's the one problem I have with this, the overuse of the vocoder. It's cool and everything, but the one they use has sounded the exact same since Oh NO ITs Heavy Polysick with little to no change, I'm starting to get tired of it. They've changed how they use their computerized machines so its no longer just one loud bleeping instrument blaring, so I wonder when they'll change up the vocoder as well? That's really my only gripe with this album, other than that, I'll still give it a 4/5 as well, just because the songs themselves are still amazing irregardless. big_smile

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At least Fumi had more vocal lead tracks in "Weeeeeeeeee!!!". ^^

The Turbo Five PV in better quality:

[PV] POLYSICS - Turbo Five
Release date: 2014.01.15. Promo track for their studio album "ACTION!!!".
http://i.imgur.com/7OVYHuj.jpg