“Spiral” – immi


Immi is just as talented as she is HAWT.

I’m going to be honest and say that as far as j-tek goes, it was going to take a whole lot to make me stray away from SAWA’s “Swimming Dancing” and Saori’s “Grotesque.” But!!!! Immi has released me from the clutches of those songs by creating a memorable album full of summer fun and spirit.

We’ve already heard and played the life out of Wonder, Alice, and Sign of Love, so I won’t touch on those. Just know that they are amazing.

I’ve seen on forums and whatnot that people are dubbing Summer 2010 as the Summer of J-tek. This album lives up to that title. For example, Jeezy Peezy, albeit having a weirdo title, is a energetic track, full of light. And bells. It sounds like the kind of song they’d be blaring at American Eagle while you shop. And I don’t know about you but something about American Eagle makes me think of summer.

My favorite song, shockingly, was Rainbow. Its an Utada-esque piece which isn’t long by any means, and that’s why I like it. In the summer, a rainbow can come and go extremely quickly, sometimes before you even notice it. I think the brevity of this beautiful song captured the fleeting amount of time that rainbows hang in the sky.

I am crazy about Black or White. Its stupidly thrilling with outstanding synth. I did not want that song to end. Love it.

There honestly aren’t any songs on this album that I dislike. Some of them (like No. 1 Girl) didn’t stand out to me as much, but I still could find something I liked about every song.

In Conclusion: Okay, so this album kicks Switch in the teeth and slams its face in the dirt. I don’t even want to convey how hard this album PWNS MEG’s Maverick. I’ll leave that up to the imagination. I highly recommend this album to anyone with ears, and I hereby crown immi QUEEN OFJ-TEK! I’m interested to see if SAWA can top this next month! Predictions, anyone?

~Alisa~

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4 responses to ““Spiral” – immi

  1. SAWA’s album isn’t really elecro, per se… I mean, it’s got electro and dance in it, but it’s also got Shibuya-kei, a bit of jazz… And who knows what else, though there’s gonna be some urban in there too going by her producers…

    However, because of this, if she manages to pull it all off and still be good, it’ll easily be the best album. ( Though I really shouldn’t comment, I haven’t heard Spiral yet. Waiting for my copy to arrive. ;__; )

  2. I haven’t been listening to immi for very long but I’m really loving this album!
    MEG music is usually a hit or miss for me and I haven’t listened to SAWA yet.

  3. Awesome review! Even though some of the songs sound alike I really enjoyed this album. There’s something about immi that I can’t help but like.

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