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“Sign of Love” – immi

My dear immi, you can do no wrong. ❤

Immi is a goddess of j-tek, complete with drop dead gorgeous looks, an ethereal voice, and the Midas touch. What I like most about immi’s music is that its not just j-tek. It has a certain level of feeling and emotion that comes from the heart.

Sign of Love is a passionate and magic song with a beautiful message. I love the way immi sings the entire piece. My favorite part of the song is the beginning for some reason. I love the opening because it just draws you in. I did laugh at the way immi sings the word “applause” because it sounds like she’s saying “apples.” I have seen that a bunch of people have criticized the PV for this song because it looks “cheap.” To me, the simple PV made the song even better. The song should be the most important thing anyway.

Our b-side, Fight Back (at first listed as an a-side, no clue what happened there) is a classic sounding immi song. Its not a standout track, to me at least, but its also not worth skipping over. I like the love/hate sort of theme conveyed by the single. The a-side is passionate and hopefully while the b-side is aggressive and a little dark. Immi’s voice was great in this song too.

In Conclusion: Immi can’t do anything that is less than perfect. She’s outstanding, and oh so underrated. 😦 Even though it was a good six months between this single and her last, the Alice EP (excited squeal) I think it was a good move. Immi gave us the proper amount of time to work on quality material, to keep herself fresh, and to make us j-tek junkies miss her a little. That’s the problem with most other artists in this day and age. They put out stuff so fast that after a while, the “art” is lost and its only music. Music without art isn’t worth listening to in my book.


Now, who’s ready for Spiral!? 😉


Filed under Japanese Pop, Sakurayume's Collection

“Alice” – immi

Dream, Dreamin' Alice in Wonderland

“Alice” is the newest EP by rising electronica star immi. As suggested by the title as well as the cover, the titular track is all about Alice is Wonderland. After her excellent previous EP, “WONDER,”  immi shows that she has not lost any thunder and she can continue to impress. Review is now!

Track 1: Alice- Lewis Caroll would be proud. “Alice” captures the trippy dreamlike world created by the Alice stories. The techno, almost-industrial sound is very heavy and overtakes immi’s voice at times, but this song is too good to worry about that. There are some elements of the song that sound like “WONDER,” but Alice is overall much harder. In the mood to do the robot? Turn this song on. LOUD.

Track 2: Parallel Lines- This song is very electronic sounding, but much more relaxed than “Alice.” The vocals are cute, especially the “la la la” parts and the chorus is like something from an “Ultra Blue” era Utada song.

Track 3: Fell in Love With a Girl- This song is an incredibly short cover of a White Stripes song. I’ve never heard the original so I can’t make a comparison, but immi’s version is quite good. Its fast-paced, and has an 80s revival sound and beat. Oh, and there’s a little sound effect in there that sounds just like when the dog laughs at you on the game “Duck Hunt.” Anybody remember that game?

Track 4: Crazy Cat (The Shoes Remix)- I’m not feeling this song. Its terribly long and sounds messy. I’ll skip it.

Track 5: Alice (RimmiX)- This is a slightly longer version of “Alice” with a different twist on the original. Its draggy and less hard and goes on forever without doing anything jaw-dropping. Stick with the original if you want something that’s going to wow you.

In Conclusion: The last two releases by immi have been great. She hasn’t put anything out for quite a while, so I can only hope that she is working on something that can top this EP. “Alice” and most of its other tracks are a load of fun. Highly recommended!


Want more electronica? Stay tuned for my review of Perfume’s “Triangle!” Coming tomorrow! Don’t forget the request section is open if there’s something you’d like me to write about!


Filed under Japanese Pop, Sakurayume's Collection