I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rentrer en Soi - ゆりかご [2004.03.30]

Wow, "The flow of time -in a cradle-" was not what I was expecting at all. It's very electronic and New Age-like. "Sincerely" is where the band-aspect of ReS comes in with all of its tried and true Japanese Rock inspiration. "Re-birth" takes on an electronic hybrid attitude with some Metal qualities. This album is great. The variation makes my heart sing. The songwriting is better than some of the most veteran artists out there. But most of all, the album has its own identity thanks to the interesting blend of styles and structure. Even so, some of the material is pretty contrived and the production definitely can use an upgrade.

Rating: 7.5


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