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“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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“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.

~Alisa~

Now, who’s ready for Spiral!? 😉

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