Aside from being one of the all-time great free agent pickups in idol blogging history, I’ve always been able to rely on one Chris Winsall, Mr. Toxic Breakfast himself, for adroit plucking of otherwise obscure excellence from the idol heap and shaking it in my face until I embrace it with all the enthusiasm required. And now that he’s on Team, it even happens quietly! The note the other day was one of the weirdest shots out of the dark that I’ve had in a while, and I’m completely here for it.
Wait! Why? Because I don’t know, that’s why. It’s probably buried deep in the bowels of Twitter and the three people other than me who are going to care will just as completely not go to the trouble of looking it up. But (and this is the confusing part) three current members of the group are going to be graduating (from …?) at this final one-man on the 28th, whereupon the group is going to “suspend activities,” which is about a 95 percent lean toward “goodbye forever.” Continue reading →
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!