There have been more than a few instances of arm-waving and MANIAC WHY AREN’T YOU LOSING YOUR MIND OVER THIS when it comes to Yamitsuki Company over the past month or so (including in the Weekender!), and you’ll see and hear why in a second, but I want to preface this by saying that not a single person who’s brought this up, all flush-faced and panting and sort of vacant-eyed, had anything but total commitment in how they talked about it.
So. “Sickness.” Ready?
Thanks for the tip on the full, Jul
Between Viz Major and Jul, there’s a surprising amount of info about the group in those comments on the Weekender, considering that Yamitsuki Company doesn’t have a website (that they link to, at least). But they’re based out of Nagoya; specifically, a maid cafe in Nagoya. I have very little interest in maid cafes, but I could make an exception for one where I might get screamed at through a bullhorn just for coming in the door. Also, again, why is like everything interesting happening in either Nagoya or Osaka anymore?
How about that song, though? The description on the video calls it “EMO chiptune,” which I suppose isn’t inaccurate, but come on, hasn’t everybody who isn’t a mopey teenager moved on from emo by now? Give that descriptor some pizzazz! How about “digital yume-core”? It’s like a PassCode remix, or … look, I’m not the only deathcore fan here, right? And you know how deathcore bands will kind of inexplicably include keyboards, but then there’ll be a breakdown or outro where the keys suddenly rise to the fore and turn the theme into something genuinely beautiful? That’s kind of where I am with this composition, which is significantly all over the place in that way I enjoy.
Yamitsuki Company is fairly new overall, but they’re sharing bills with the likes of, well, a bunch of idols who you’d expect them to share stages with, so let’s hope that this project keeps developing legs and can give us much more down the road.