This 30th album may be a favorite for some of you. Twinkle World by Hachioji, yep, reminds me of the first album I reviewed here on mikudb! 🙂 I have nothing much to say, let’s just start talking.
Album: Twinkle World
Tracks: 14 Tracks
Like the way how the intro reminds me that it’s Twinkle World, the feeling is there, so I have high hopes, let’s go.
What I like
Twinkle World (Track 2) right off the bat was good. For some reason, I’m not a gigantic fan of Hachioji, but this song was different. If you listened to a lot of Hachi, you’d see that this style is slightly different compared to his old electronica style. (I think I did say that before in Desktop Cinderella…) so I guess it’s pretty much the same story here. It feels bright and the tempo is comfortable to follow. Of course I did feel that Hachioji styled melody, but it feels like a hybrid, at least I don’t feel too saturated with the same style again and again.
ストックホルム [Stockholm] (Track 8) has that Killer Lady vibe (An old song by Hachioji that takes my 5 stars) and sang by the correct singer, Luka. Good Vocaloid choice and perfect song feeling, this is what I want to hear. The song gives me that groove feeling like “This is my jam!” If I were to picture myself with this song, it’d be in a DJ Party where Hachioji drops the bass and all of us were banging our heads in excitement until we drop.
What I don’t like
Once again, there are many songs not highlighted, so I’ll make a summary why. The songs pretty much have the same feeling, almost and if you’re going to tell me Heart Chrome (Track 9) was great, unfortunately, it’s not AS great. It’s average, but not super good.
Weekender Girl (八王子P Remix) (Track 10) however is something I must talk about. Ya see, I 5 starred Weekender Girl, the original song. How about this song? Well, I must say it did not reach my expectations. The Hachioji vibe was very heavy in this one and did it work? Maybe not so much, and I won’t say it’s bad either. I immediately went to listen to the original and affirmed myself a yes, I prefer the original than the remix. I felt like I was enjoying Miku’s voice more than the melody in the remix. The melody feels a little, too much? Weekender Girl was just nice, just enough, just perfect. Shows that sometimes, overdoing something won’t make it better.
This album also has an Epilogue to end it all. Not good, not bad, at least it’s a proper closure.
If you like Hachioji or basically electronica or, whatever you want to call it, this album is for you. Not recommended if you want something calm.
Should you buy this album? : Perhaps (70%)
Will Deathspark buy this album? : Maybe…? (40%)
Yeah sure, it has decent tracks, but not all of them were excellent tier to me.
A safe 3/5 for me.