[J-Rock] Gacharic Spin / Doll$boxx
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Gacharic Spin play a high energy brand of electro pop/rock with some metal elements. They're quite possibly the most musically gifted girl-band over there, lead by bass virtuoso Koga. Discussion of Doll$boxx and Metallic Spin (their metal cover side project) is permitted/encouraged here. Their previous bands as well.

I split their discography up into to eras: their indie stuff with vocalist Armmy (who sadly passed away last year) on vocals and the material with Oreo Reona on keyboards/vocals. Technically you could split that era up into the material on Universal and Victor, but let's not get too pedantic. Tongue

Anyway, some videos with Armmy:




Their iconic song.




I always found this song pretty sad, even more so now.

New stuff:








Finding full songs of newer songs is a pain (thanks Victor!).

And a couple Doll$boxx (Gacharic Spin + Fuki from Light Bringer









(yes, I deliberately avoided including "Take My Chance" - so sick of that song. Tongue)
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#2
Listening to the newest one, KAKUHEN, which thanks to Amazon Global got here today, even though it came out over there yesterday!

So far, I definitely like it better than Music Battler. I am wondering if anyone knows the name of the mysterious Track 77, though. Smile
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#3
Mine is still in the mail (its in customs now), so I'm expecting it to arrive early next week.

Music Battler had its moments, but it didn't grab me as much as I'd like. Delicious + that Doll$boxx album are their peak for me. I'm still looking forward to the new one though. I ordered the regular edition, so I don't think I'll have that extra track on it :/
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#4
I have the regular one, too. 

'Get Info' didn't find anything at first for anything on the album, but after I copy/pasted everything else in and uploaded it to the database, 'get info' came back with this for track 77:

ニコリン星の通勤ラッシュ

I have no clue if it's right, though. Smile
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#5
Unlisted tracks on Japanese CDs are the worst (esp. if there's unlisted interludes). Normally I just put [Untitled] if I can't find it.

Did they increase the metal influences at all on the new album?
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#6
Simple answer, no. I think they are pushing Metallic Spin as a way to release the metal urges, while they keep pushing Gachapin to try and break big in whatever way they can. 

Complicated answer: Tomo and Koga are still playing insanely technical lines, but it's still getting lost under the pop-sugar of Oreo's keyboards. 

...and if Performer 3 (I forget the new girl's name) is going to keep playing keys to let Oreo sing more, the dynamic of the whole group might be changing for other reasons, too. (I think Hana's the better singer, but you could say that she's got her hands full. Big Grin

Speaking of other directions...

Have you seen/heard these tracks where Tomo takes lead vocal duties, and takes the whole visual into uncharted levels of kawaii-territory?









I mean, it seems like they are doing EVERYTHING in their power to keep from being pigeonholed!

More new stuff: 







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#7
I have one PV with Tomo-Zo on vox from that one best-of they did - pretty... out there, to say the least lol

I think that some suit is pushing them to be a "Babymetal-killer" or something. They certainly have risen in popularity, but I think they're probably too weird to totally catch on in the west (even though they do have their fans and they have toured over here before).

I'd love to see Metallic Spin start recording original material. Not sure about the vocalist situation. Last time I checked they had a male vocalist - which makes this the first time I've seen an all-female band with a male vocalist (Robert Palmer's ancient videos don't count lol). I have no idea who their current vocalist is though.
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#8
I just listened to the new album for the first time, and it's pretty good! There are a few more heavy moments than the preview led me to believe, but they keep it pop-rocky for the most part. My Type A copy came with a numbered card (610/777) signed by Mai, which was a neat surprise.

The CD database that I used lists the hidden track as "インスト" (Google Translate says that it means "Installation").

(09-09-2016, 10:28 PM)Perdition Wrote: I'd love to see Metallic Spin start recording original material.

Same here! I'll admit to not knowing a whole lot about Metallic Spin, but I could see that being a fun album.
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(09-10-2016, 05:43 AM)Dustor Wrote: The CD database that I used lists the hidden track as "インスト" (Google Translate says that it means "Installation").


I think インスト stands for instrumental.
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#10
It is an instrumental track, but the one I got from the DB was apparently also the name of a song from a Tomo-zo solo-show setlist... and the song is certainly a showcase for Tomo's playing ability...
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