This one’s actually a few days old now, so please do forgive me for not immediately raising it to your attention and creating a sensation in you not unlike the one in me that I get to re-experience all over again by hitting play on the below and receiving the next wave of impossible goodness that turns me insensate. Now it’s your turn, and you should be happy!
Or, by way of preparation: Koutei Camera Actress is the … fourth? Fourth, right? Fifth? Fifth “Koutei Camera” (aka kouteca) project from tapestok records to bear some iteration of the name, the other four all being riffs on Koutei Camera Girl/Gal. Papermaiden got to meet with Camera Girl Drei during their Canadian tour last year with Next Music From Tokyo; Actress was at the time being billed as a different kind of spin. I wasn’t sure what that was really going to mean, personally, until I let this one romp through my brain and turn me into a bumbling cretin:
Everything from anything Kouteca is automatically 80 percent better than 90 percent of all other things idol or related. Sweet holy crap, this takes me back to the final act of Camera Girl Zwei and the feeling that what was unfolding was special in ways that defied human language. I did manage a fresh post in that case, but it wasn’t easy! And still, I put myself in the position of being rendered a gape-mouthed, drooling idiot by how gosh-darned easy they make sounding this good look.
And the best part is, I don’t need to attenuate connections between a Koutei Camera thing and a vague notion of what constitutes “loud” in this case, because it’s by Jove pretty close to being indie rock-like!