Check out my review of Galaxy 7’s latest album. It recently hit the shelves CD stores in Japan and is also available through iTunes.
Galaxy 7, the solo project of composer Daisuke Tsutsui, is known for fusing hard rock with electronica. The result has generated buzz overseas, and his latest release, Eye Of The Dragon Who Wished To Be A Man, is definitely something to take note of. The album, sung entirely in English, is full of surprises and unique elements that will catch the attention of both fans and newcomers.
The first track, “slave”, begins with a fierce guitar phrase that is slowly built upon through the addition of new instruments and beats. Everything comes together into an energetic electro-rock number until about two thirds into the song. There’s a shift to a lighter, more melodic sound. The catchy beat makes that section an excellent dance party track. Likewise, “n.b.d” is fast-paced and full of attitude. A sharp guitar riff kicks things off before a pounding drum beat enters and powers the song forward. The high octane piece would be the perfect theme for a sci-fi action movie or video game, especially with the lyric, “You are the chosen one”.
Listening to: “super explosions” by Galaxy 7