Review Summary: A big, colorful bon-bon for the ears.
Have you ever wanted to go someplace just because? Maybe the people there are decent, there’s plenty to do, there’s a lot to see; who cares? Some people just thrive off atmosphere, or really enjoy their surroundings. And that’s fine; I mean what’s wrong with finding pleasure in some of life’s littler nuances? For instance, I myself really like colorful lights and the sound of a good time, like music, chatter and laughter. This place is not in a bright room so much as a dark one, lit up entirely by tiny lights lining the doorways, arcade units and an assortment of neon fixtures every here and there. In the same sense of big city life, it gives me a feeling of an everlasting party that’s never put to sleep. It’s a place made to provide fun, and even if sick to my stomach or purging beverages in the men’s room, I can take comfort in the atmosphere that reminds me that everyone’s having a good time and, of course, there’s always tomorrow.
The good news is, if you happen to like those same things, you’ll find Sonic Coaster Pop’s Super Miracle Circuit
a real treat, especially for the fun-loving soul. And “treat” isn’t a word used lightly; this s**t is sugar-coated, sweeter-than-syrup fun in a tiny package. You can compare it to Fun Dip or Pop Rocks as it’s a colorful, frivolously thrilling, magical substance, and it comes with a sugar rush with every taste. To top it off, it’s a disappointingly short-lasting treat that feels even shorter because it’s such a good time. Well that’s not fair. Anyway, Super Miracle Circuit
evokes flashy, electric imagery, with all the lights, video games and bottles of Coke you can take. The instrumentation paints that pretty picture for you. Through high-speed, upbeat, electronic ecstasy, Sonic Coaster Pop’s sophomore album basically brings to mind, well, a party that’s never put to sleep. There’s not a heart-wrenching moment to be found here, or any dulling of the tempo for that matter, so you can expect a consistently hyperactive and exciting listen throughout. The electronics have a futuristic, cyber feel to them, and brings to mind spunky video games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Monkey Ball. There’s also, of course, the distinctly Japanese sound that could make or break this album for casual listeners.
Sonic Coaster Pop’s sound epitomizes a few things, most obviously everything “cute” and “energetic”, but most importantly, “fun” in its purest essence. It’s made so using images of neon lights, carnivals, rollercoasters, rocket ships, flying cars, and of course, futuristic landscapes; the future, and making the wait for it a little more fun. But what the hell are we waiting for when we have an everlasting party? An everlasting after
party? You know what, I’m fine with that.