Uchu Conbini
Feel the Dying Note


3.0
good

Review

by zakalwe USER (9 Reviews)
July 28th, 2014 | 24 replies


Release Date: 03/05/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Spoon the syrup on thick and eat and eat and eat and eat and eat and eat.

A nostalgic look into the past can conjure up all manner of bitter sweet memories unblemished by the adult cynicisms that encompasses the daily struggle of life once your tied into work, mortgage, finance and forgotten dreams.

Here we have Uchu Conbini a three piece hailing from Kyoto who in Feel the Dyeing Note have spat forth a sugary glob of aural nostalgia that is forced into the ears and down the throats of the listener to such an extent that type 2 diabetes is an inevitability long before the conclusion.

Musically the album American Football by the band of the same name can be used as a comparison with its minimal jangled guitar painting a picture of long lost summers, innocent first loves and everlasting friendships. Despite a similar musical structure Uchu Conbini extenuate the lot thrice fold by having vocalist Emi Ohki sing in a J-Pop helium fashion that quite frankly makes everything a mockery. Are we to believe there is not a more draining, soul crushing experience than having to remain on bike stabilizers or losing ones sweet shop money" The lyrics may as well be reflecting on these tortuous ordeals as the whole thing sounds as if its been sung by a three year old contemplating life from the naughty step.

The attack is a little harsh when taking into account some of the superb songs on offer here and there is undoubtedly something of a gift presented within the idyllic textures that show a high level of proficiency. The album closer Tenderness is quite simply a blissful masterpiece but its sugar coated overtones, that are unfortunately present throughout the 7 track entirety of Feel the Dyeing note ironically make it a bitter pill to swallow.



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ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2014


11660 Comments


Great short review, I love reading these, pos'd.

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zakalwe
July 28th 2014


26500 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cheers dude.

Despite me rant I reckon this could be a few peoples aoty

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deathschool
July 28th 2014


23247 Comments


POSd. Hi Zak.

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zakalwe
July 28th 2014


26500 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ello dude.

We need to start a band so we bring this sort of sugary twaddle to its knees

deathschool
July 28th 2014


23247 Comments


If that were in any way feasible, I'd be all for it, dude.

Phlegm
July 28th 2014


7243 Comments


this is a good review, you should apply for staff

zakalwe
July 28th 2014


26500 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ha. Cheers dude but becoming part of the sput fascist machine would destroy everything I hold as an ideal. They killed spooky dude.

No fuckin way man, I ain't going to become part of their system. :D

Phlegm
July 28th 2014


7243 Comments


ugh man, pouring out some of that 40 and pulsating to Woob in his honor ~ RIP for the second time, spook

indigonowhere
Emeritus
July 28th 2014


10727 Comments


Hahaha

I get all of your criticisms for sure, and tbh I haven't heard this whole record. Still cool to see a review for the record- nice on getting it done.

Judio!
July 28th 2014


8434 Comments


Nice review Zak. Best summary I have read in a long time.

zakalwe
July 28th 2014


26500 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cheers man.



tommygun
July 29th 2014


26842 Comments


pos good review apart from a your/you're mixup in the first sentence

zakalwe
July 29th 2014


26500 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cheers dude/Sir!

indigonowhere
Emeritus
July 29th 2014


10727 Comments


I will say that this review feels a little forced from your behalf- it's a bit hard to read and your thoughts can be a bit hard to filter through (long sentences, kinda flowery diction, etc.). if you're looking for some constructive feedback

zakalwe
July 29th 2014


26500 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ta dude.

In all honesty this was written in 10mins while eating a bacon sandwich at work having given the album a full spin on me commute in.

It's another one I'd committed myself to doing having given me word but the whole reviewing thing is not for me and will only be done sparingly....or if me Oz soul bro asks :D



indigonowhere
Emeritus
July 29th 2014


10727 Comments


Haha fair enough man, I understand

leviegalapon
August 1st 2014


78 Comments


Interesting take on a review written in ten minutes. But I wished you would use specific song examples to back up some of your statements.

Personally, I thought this album was pretty good with a very talented guitarist to back them up. The songs did drag a bit long at 5 mins a pop though.

amanwithahammer
November 23rd 2014


585 Comments


This translation of the album title is incorrect, probably better just to romanise Japanese (and most other non-English) album
names as a general rule anyway. Also it's worth noting this album was actually released in 2013, though they brought out
another this year as well

Only heard one song from this record (one that had an MV) but I was impressed by the amount of emotion I could feel coming
from the vocals. Don't really get a jpop vibe but to each their own. The album they released this year was pretty cool so I'll be
checking this out as well!

amanwithahammer
November 23rd 2014


585 Comments


True haha. To be fair I can see how someone would associate the singing here with jpop over a few other Japanese bands with female vocals, but I definitely feel like the reviewer is selling the skill and emotion this vocalist has short here. And as I said I've only listened to one song from this but I didn't hear anything about losing one's sweet shop money or anything of the sort...

amanwithahammer
November 23rd 2014


585 Comments


Wow just realised the title here even says 'Note' instead of 'Noise'. The album title basically translates to something like 'when (if) you check the dyed noise', not sure what's up with this translation haha



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