I really think that one of the strengths of this music, regardless of its equal ability to put one off, is how it can just grab-bag its way through elements. & Crazy‘s “End of Memory” started off making me feel like a J-rock interpretation of Evanescence, for instance.
You know, nu-metally and -core-y. … You guys are jerks.
It settles into familiar territory before too long, and then those choruses sound like something out of early HKFC.
It feels kind of like extra sugar in their coffee, but & Crazy’s advance to the Tokyo Candoll finals could not have been timed better: The Harlequin Insanity (how does that epithet work for you?) have their first single coming out in June and a preview MV for it:
In brief: Tokyo Candoll is a contest in Japan to decide which idol group will play on a big stage in Japan Expo (Paris). 92 contesters in february, 49 nowadays, and a few of them are well-known of this page.
I know, I’m really sorry, I should be able to come up with way better than that.
But! & Crazy (And Crazy, whatever have you) is one of those very consciously rock idol projects. And that’s a nifty little song! I know that there are more than a few folks who traverse these parts who’d probably get really excited if & Crazy were to get a full profile, and maybe they will soon. I actually just posted the video because it was in the recs of something else I was watching, and I thought, IT’S TIME!