I just gave this a listen last night. It's actually quite good! It's obviously an experimental band for her but I feel like she knows exactly the kind of direction she wanted with this decision. I was expecting to stop listening after the first few tracks judging from what some have mentioned here, but I actually went on and listened to the full album. Some tracks that stood out for me atm are Toumena Uta, Sui Teki, Subarashii Sekai, Hikari. I really like the style they're heading for. It's not as electronic as people say tbh, it's got some grunge, rock and some very ethereal sounding tracks. I especially love Suiteki (a drop of water) with just her vocals and minimal instrumentals.
I think this is a good decision for her to halt her solo activities and venture into something fresh and different because I'll be honest, I wasn't into her past few releases before the hiatus, I felt like she has hit a wall and couldn't gain anymore inspiration for her music. So I'm glad this band allowed her try things she hasn't done before. I totally dig the indie sound. The way she half whispers when she sings works great for this album.
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