Happy Monday, you goofs! I hope you had a good weekend; I began a very long bit of time away from home for a very important conference for Day Job’s line of work, and there’s a good chance that you’ll see this at about the time that I’ll be making a fairly significant presentation. It’s been on my mind a lot! But idol doesn’t sleep, and I’d frankly rather be listening to music and making fart jokes on the Internet than worrying about impressing a bunch of Leaders in the Field, so here I am with stuff for you!
In this case: Chemical Reaction! I was curious as to why hits from search were occasionally including “chemicari” lately; knowing that to be the shorthand for Chemical Reaction, I figured that they either had more fans that I reckoned (for the record: they should have lots of fans), or something was afoot and I should probably check in on them. It only took a couple of weeks!
As it turns out, the What isn’t something new, but little releases from a record they put out as a venue-only release a couple of months ago:
Multiple songs! In multiple versions!
They’re so good; kind of like Yanakoto Sotto Mute (hint hint), they sound much less like idorock than a more contemporary version of Himekyun Fruit Can. I wish they had a higher profile just so it’d be easier to get their stuff.
Also, somebody tell me that this says that they’re taking up instruments to be like a band, because that’s kind of how the machine translation reads and I’d be happily impressed if it were true:
【拡散希望】 このたび発表があったようにケミカル⇄リアクションが楽器に挑戦します。 当然、今までのスタイルでは、より上を目指し！かつ、バンドもしていくような形になります。 皆様の前で、一日でも早く披露できるように日々精進してまいります。 引き続き応援を宜しくお願いいたします。 pic.twitter.com/qaw8RjJhoe
— 道pro_official (@michipro_info) April 10, 2017
That’s Chemicari. It’s been a while since last checking in on them, but, you know, they’re good.