Like the most fun possible combination of EDM and pop punk, plus screams. Or is dance club deathcore more your thing?
It took me a few tries to go from appreciating PassCode to genuinely liking PassCode. I’m glad I was patient.
One of the most genuinely cool things about the broader development of idolcore is its raw diversity — not everybody succeeds, necessarily, but chances are taken and sounds are developed and sometimes standing out is as simple as doing a simple formula better than anybody else.
Of course, the notion that PassCode’s sound is easy is kind of weird, but they hit a lot of unique notes on the way to making a song theirs, so much so that there really isn’t mistaking one of their songs.
They’re pretty good at this, is what I’m saying.
Musically, it’s a pretty clean 1:1 blend of pop punk and digital hardcore. On HTML, that doesn’t sound particularly attractive, but think of the unifying elements being the tempo and beats, with heavy synths and bouncy vocals. Also breakdowns. And chiptune. And screams and growls.
Yep. PassCode is one of the idol groups that has a screaming member (Yuna). She’s tiny and she’s terrifying.
I’ll admit that PassCode probably isn’t for everybody, but they also have a little bit of something for everybody and a nice, big catalog at this point, so take the time to explore their music a little bit and find the sweet spot that works for you.
What they sound like
The music you wish would play when your SO drags you out to the club for a night of dancing; synth-driven digital popcore with breakdowns.
You’ll like them if
“Iine” is your favorite Babymetal song, or you’ve ever wished that Perfume would do a collab with Skrillex.
Entries on the Ultimate Homicidol Playlist:
|May I just say that PassCode’s current black outfits are boss as hell, but the pink hoodies were one of those perfect confluences of look and sound? I may? Thanks!|
ALL is VANITY (album)
“Now I Know” (single)
“Never Sleep Again” (single)
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Yu-ri doesn’t get to exist as an ex-member here anymore?? 😉
PassCode was literally the first thing I ever did on here. Didn’t quite have the model down yet. 🙂
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Went through and watched all of the older Passcode videos (like I don’t do that almost everyday anyways…) and was wondering, do we have any idea what Yu-ri Kurohara is up to nowadays? I haven’t seen any information about her in a terribly long time.
Last I saw, she was doing some solo musicing and theatre work. So not bad!
If you can remember where you saw that I’d love a link 🙂
I was trying to find a link to that vocal solo she did as part of her maybe audition to Passcode and add it to this page for an archive…but it was like a link on a related video to an old live performance of theirs on Youtube from over a year ago…I’ll probably never find it again. She has such a great voice, so I’m glad she is still performing somewhere out there
Can’t keep a natural from performing.
The Great Maniac found the Yu-ri solo I was talking about!! https://t.co/3pQUqBNBfR Go give it a listen, and weep at the beauty of her voice.
Hey phillter, please do not worry about Yu-ri. We, the Maori people of New Zealand, have adopted her as one of our own. Yu-ri is recovering nicely after enduring her customary full body tattoo, lasting 72 hours. After full recovery, we will begin her new musical endeavor. A solo project featuring Yu-ri and the new genre of Eastern Polynesian/thrash/house/punk/blues/trance/classical/death/folk/speed/rap/country/edm/celtic/idol-metal…………………core. Her comeback debut single shall be released mid summer. We will keep you informed of her progress.
Man, if even half of this were true …
Maybe i am the 6’10” Maori super spy you envisioned.
If that’s the case, sir, then I do hope you don’t mind greasing the wheels for my long hoped-for visit to Christchurch.
This image describes that statement:
Disbelievers ??? http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01737/maori_1737085c.jpg
This is the part where I start to back away very slowly while maintaining eye contact.
Eye contact is acceptable, but do not smile, it’s deemed as threat. Could be heap big trouble.
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Found a fun broadcast that the girls did from very recently (4/2016): https://youtu.be/OLPD2pyunxk?list=PLk3HKV-zJ62RV_ntdJM5VtTXWwfwcSJle
They had to do random challenges at an amusement park. In this video we learn some interesting things about each member, but I won’t spoil the surprises! It is in Japanese, and if there is enough interest I can make an overview of what is going on for each thing and their discussions surrounding it.
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