Especia Amarga Tarde

Release Date: May 22, 2013

Track Listing –Tarde-

  1. Amarga
  2. Twilight Palm Beach
  3. Sensual Game
  4. Sky Time
  5. Interlude
  6. Parilament
  7. Orange Fast Lane
  8. Fukigen Rendezvous
  9. Amarga (Reprise)

Especia Amarga Noche

Track Listing –Noche-

  1. Amarga
  2. Twilight Palm Beach
  3. Sensual Game
  4. Midas Touch
  5. Interlude
  6. Parilament
  7. Stereo Highway
  8. Fukigen Rendezvous
  9. Amarga (Reprise)

Review

 

Especia

Amarga is Especia’s second EP. Released in May of 2013 it comes in two versions called Tarde and Noche.

As a precursor to their 2014 album Gusto, this pair of EP’s established the groundwork for their retro 80’s disco funk and J-Pop sound and if you liked that album you’re most likely going to fall in line with these EP’s.

The sound of this group is about as far as typical idol music as you can get except for possibly Tokyo Girls Style (who are very similar to Especia and are stuck in their own time warp) as I mentioned in my review of Especia’s debut album.

For the most part the material on this album is fairly chill. You are more likely to be sipping on some champagne (or box of wine if that is too expensive) or maybe using this as background music for a dinner party or a pre-club hangout session.

This could also be considered fine weekend driving music as well and if you’re one who is in colder climates, it could spark memories of warmer days and drinks with umbrellas in them.

There isn’t much of a difference between the two versions of this album except a couple of track swaps at certain points. The majority is pretty much the same so what version you get will depend on whether you want their complete discography or not.

Recommended listening goes to Midas Touch, Parliament, Sky Time and Orange Fast Lane. Those tracks should give you a good idea of the vibe of this album. Honestly, you can’t really go wrong with anything here. All of it is just too good to pass up.

I will re-enforce that this probably won’t be for everyone. Those who like their idol music fast and furious with lots of electronic bells and whistles will most likely find this very boring.

Everyone else? Well it’s up to you to decide whether this type of retro pop fits in your idol collection.

Amarga –Tarde-

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Amarga –Noche –

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