YANAKIKU NO ENBAN

Release Date: April 3, 2015

Track Listing

    1. YANAKIKU Hajimarimasu
    2. PAKU PAKU KINGYO
    3. Hi Beam
    4. Hito Hito
    5. Guru Guru Choice
    6. Golden Gai
    7. Agaru Girl
    8. Game Controller
    9. ORIHIME
    10. Sabon no Yuwaku
    11. NINJA no IROHA
    12. Fujiyama Disco (Japanese Version)
    13. Hello World

    Review

    YANAKIKU are a female vocal duo formed in 2012. Their mission is to share the wonders of Japan with the world. The group consists of the exotic and electrifying YANA and the overload of cuteness KIKU. YANAKIKU NO ENBAN is their first full-length album and it contains their singles Fujiyama Disco, Paku Paku Kingyo and Orihime.

    For those who are not familiar with YANAKIKU their sound falls within various sub-genres of dance music with light touches of traditional Japanese melodies. With that said majority of the songs on YANAKIKU NO ENBAN are of the high-energy variety.

    You would think that it would be a bit of overkill to have an album that is almost strictly comprised of up tempo dance tracks and that one would get burned out fairly quickly. That is not the case here. The flow of the album is set where similar sounding tracks are not bunched together in a row so you get that buffer zone with mid tempo tracks.

    If you know nothing of this group it’s best to go through the entire album from beginning to end. As I mentioned above, the pacing of the album is set so you don’t get burnt out right away and once things get going the 49 minute running time flies by.

    Should you be impatient head directly to the previously released singles and then to the album cuts Hi Beam, Game Controller and Hello World. Those will give you a general overview of what this album and group are about.

    YANAKIKU NO ENBAN may not be for everyone. The fast paced, high energy songs might wear on those who are not accustomed to such music or just don’t like their ears taking a consistent 4/4 pounding. But if you’re into dance pop, electro pop or EDM type dance music you should definitely give this album and YANAKIKU a shot.

    YANAKIKU no Enban

    Tower Records: http://tower.jp/search/item/YANAKIKU
    HMV: http://www.hmv.co.jp/news/article/1502130089/
    Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/B00SIC8A90/ref=dp_change_lang?ie=UTF8&language=en_JP
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id959847850