Is there any particular reason why Computer City and Electro World are so similar? Was Nakata just trying to capitalise off the minor success of Computer City or?
This is the first time I’ve ever seen Computer City referred to as a “minor success” but I guess quantitatively it was… I think by the time he made it Amuse had decided on the near-future technopop trilogy marketing angle for those three singles (LMG + Computer + Erewa) so he just kept it thematically similar.
Hey, just some thoughts here, not an ask. I've noticed that Nakata will deliberately add extra elements to the instrumentals, presumably to fuck up any attempt at extracting vocal lines, or whatever from it. (I am working from some pretty high quality master recordings here, he'll deliberately add extra percussive elements on the instruments lol). I wonder if Nakata is quite possessive of his music, and wants to keep it being presented in a particular way.
Nocchi: There was [a demo track] where Nakata-san sang once before.
Kashiyuka: That one was a shocker too.
Nocchi: For ‘Perfect Star Perfect Style,’ the first track on our album Perfume ~Complete Best~, Nakata-san manipulated his own voice to sound like a completely different person and sang the vocals that way, so that was what we listened to and memorized.