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COSMIC EXPLORER
Perfume's Next Stage is Cosmos?
Date:05, Sep, 2017
Investigated and Written by Kishimoto Kazuya
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"Cosmic Explorer" is the sixth original album by Perfume, a Japanese female pop group. That was published after an interval of 2.5 years from the fifth album. It includes all single A-side songs, like "Flash" and "Star Train," that they had released during the times. By the way, they released the analog LP in 2016 August.


COSMIC EXPLORER
Released on April 6, 2016

Universal J

01. Navigate
02. Cosmic Explorer
03. Miracle Worker
04. Next Stage with YOU
05. STORY
06. FLASH (Album-mix)
07. Sweet Refrain (Album-mix)
08. Baby Face
09. TOKIMEKI LIGHTS (Album-mix)
10. STAR TRAIN (Album-mix)
11. Relax In The City
12. Pick Me Up
13. Cling Cling (Album-mix)
14. Hold Your Hand

<Special Limited CD>
01. FLASH
02. FLASH -Original Instrumental-
03. Perfumeのただただラジオが
      好きだからレイディオ! 2


Blue lines are my recommendations.

Written & Produced by
Nakata Yasutaka


The limited edition includes a CD that has "Flash -Original Version-," the instrumental and a radio program by Perfume. If you long to hear the original version of "Flash" at CD, you must get the limited ones, though you're always free to listen at YouTube.

The 2.5 years brought Perfume to the higher stages as they performed in commercial programs of high-class companies like Mercedes-Benz and Apple. There are actually many who have looked at Perfume in iPhone commercials.

Nakata Yasutaka, the producer is considered to have been apart from the raging stream, however. And it is guessed that he was surely holding the secret key to the next stage of Perfume. Why can I say like this? If Nakata had no keys, the "Cosmic Explorer" wouldn't be like this one, you know.

Some of single songs are clearly different from each single version, like "Flash" and "Cling Cling." For instance, "Cling Cling (Album-mix)" perfectly lost the oriental mood which the original version had.


It's pretty difficult to consider that there's no meaning in the changing. Nakata changed the songs for totally matching the album. It means that he attached importance to the totality. And totality will never be there without the solid idea.

"Cosmic Explorer" tells you that the three cute women Perfume surely stepped up to the next stage. What will you explore with the songs and Perfume?


Perfume Official Site





 

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