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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Halcali in What's In?

There's a great pull out Halcali booklet included in August's What's In? magazine, including everything from The History of Halcali through to track by track Cyborg comments by the girls.

I'll be able to get a full transcript up in a day or so, but here's something until then: apparently Halcali play guitar on the Polysics produced Cyborg Oretachi! Apparently, being unable to play the guitar wasn't a hindrance to Polysics' Hayashi, who just told them to hit it. Based on the preview and live clip I've seen, it sounds mental, and Yukari describes it as one of the most upbeat they've recorded.

As if you needed reminding, the album is out tomorrow!

Vaguely related update: I'm just going to buy my copy now, and checking the Tower.jp website, it looks like copies stocked in Tower come with a free sticker. Something to keep in mind if you're in Japan and haven't picked up a copy yet.

9 Comments:

Anonymous cupcake-bento said...

produced my polysics? holy crap i cannot wait!!!!

8:07 PM

 
Anonymous sora-kara said...

they actually played the guitar for the track?
thats awesome!

ah...as things move along im more and more excited for the album!
*i ahve to wait an extra week to get mine though...stupidstupidstupid ;___; *

8:12 PM

 
Blogger Sito said...

... its also Yucali's BIRTHDAY ! Woot woot !

8:26 PM

 
Anonymous BanFan said...

Happy birthday Yucali! My copy shipped yesterday, so it'll be here by Friday.

I'm looking forward to reading those translations, the album sounds like it'll be really interesting. :)

9:17 PM

 
Blogger tele-pet said...

I have the CD in my hands. I've listened to it once. I really want someone persuasive enough to convince me that HALCALI haven't fallen into the JPOP crap-hole. Sorry to be vulgar but this newest CD cannot compare to their previous albums.

11:11 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!

I thought you might be interested to read this article:
http://www.jmusicamerica.com/us/article.php?id=2644
Another article concerning their appearance in France will follow some time soon.

1:47 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one word: ugh.

first album I don't feel guilty checking out via the wire.

It's Party Time (or perhaps Tougenkyo) is probably the strongest track, so if that doesn't do it for you . . . no awesome genre-bending surprises like Ni Fuku Hoshi or Sister Ship, just stuff that sounds like some of my least favorite tracks on previous albums.

Thanks for trying girls, guess I'll turn in my Halcali fanboi card now :(

4:53 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish to amend my anon comments immediately above . . . on 2nd listen the previously-released singles (which I skipped on first listen) do bolster the album. It was disappointment in the last 3 non-single tracks between LOOK and Tougenkyo -- they are basically re-treaded Oboroge Copy View, Shibafu, and Wakakusa respectively -- that colored my opinion. The first half of the album is definitely listenable, but I will probably delete the DL and not order the CD. . .

5:49 PM

 
Blogger jariten said...

Thanks for the comments, I've just put my review up. Feel free to add anything else you like- I get the feeling I need help getting to grips with this.

ban fan- I totally forgot about Haruka's birthday!

and anonymous poster- thanks for the article! I'll add it to the list below.

1:15 AM

 

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