"恋艶 THE NIGHT CLUB" from circle 電開製作所 is 15 minutes and 24 seconds of pure starlight arcade bliss. Dwelling mostly on themes from 東方永夜抄 ~ Imperishable Night, the concise 5 song album encompasses 8bit synth mastery, squiggly dancefloor tangents, and in the stunning final track, all out face-wrecking ZUN-core. A thoughtful degeneration that matches with the overall spirit of lunatic pursuit!
The 8bit segments are well paced and the drums are steady, fluffy and pleasing. Rainbow colored arpeggios whirl around like sped up carousels. Some brief but intense vocoding suggests yet another level to the wonder. The synths are fresh with plenty of unexpected saws to moisten the triangle and square waves. The overall "production" is accordingly balanced, both raw and accessible; not really lo-fi but in some other world.
The last track, called "KOI-IRO the Night Club," is a transcendental rampage of love that fans of total awesomeness won't want to miss. Nihilistic, incomprehensible, unforgettable, noisy as fuck. The arrangement basically killed me.