CD Review :: Tegomass - Tegomass no Ai EP
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CD + DVD Cover :
1) Neiro (Tone)
2) Moshimo , Kono Sekai Kara OO ga Nakunattara (If OO Disappears From This World)
3) Bokura no Sora (Our Sky)
5) Cheetah , Gorilla , Orangutan
6) Yoru wa Hoshi wo Nagameteokure (For My Sake , Gaze At The Stars At Night Please)
7) Chu Chu Chu ! (CD Only Track)
Tegomass no Ai EP is Tegomass's 1st mini album & it was released last Wed on 21st April .
No singles are included in Tegomass no Ai EP . As such , you're not able to find their 4th single Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival) in here .
The mini album debuted at #2 with 1st week sales of 65,065 .
Tegomass share the love on their new mini-album Tegomass no Ai EP & it espouses on different kinds of love between families , friends & couples , as well as their love & appreciation for their fans .
The mini album's songs highlight the duo's harmonic voices & positive messages about life & love .
Neiro (Tone) is the 1st song to kick things off & oh this's such a fun groovy no. !
My 1st reaction when I 1st heard Neiro is that it sounded like a part 2 of Tatta Hitotsu Dake (Only One More) which's track #3 on the duo's debut album Tegomass no Uta .
Both songs are really fun & extremely party worthy material to plug onto loud & proud .
Moshimo , Kono Sekai Kara OO ga Nakunattara (If OO Disappears From This World) is the 2nd track & it's the only song in Tegomass no Ai EP that got a music video .
I reviewed Moshimo , Kono Sekai Kara OO ga Nakunattara a while back ago & up to now , I'm still very captivated by the song & it definitely deserves to get a video for sure .
Also the lyrics surrounding Moshimo , Kono Sekai Kara OO ga Nakunattara is very touching/beautiful & both Tegoshi & Masuda's vocals harmonise very well in here .
Bokura no Sora (Our Sky) follows suit & just like Neiro , it's yet another fun poppy song .
It doesn't have that strong Carribean like beats going on unlike Neiro but it's still a nice one to bob your head along to .
Pasta is 1 funny song title . I was wondering is it going to be something weird to look out for but surprisingly , it's kind of dreamy in a way or 2 .
The song's still pop but thank goodness it doesn't sound like a joke song & I actually kind of like Pasta .
Cheetah , Gorilla , Orangutan is probably the craziest/funniest song you can find in Tegomass no Ai EP & I'm not going to like that I went LOL when I saw this on the tracklist of the mini album .
Frankly , this's a song that Kanjani∞ is more capable of coming up with as it's crazy & something that I do not see Tegomass sing at all but I suppose once in a while , it's OK to step out of your music comfort zone & experiment .
Yoru wa Hoshi wo Nagameteokure (For My Sake , Gaze At The Stars At Night Please) is another fantastic ballad just like Moshimo , Kono Sekai Kara OO ga Nakunattara .
In fact , Yoru wa Hoshi wo Nagameteokure is the longest track in the mini album , clocking in at 5:44 mins but it's a really solid song . You can feel just how much emotions & feelings Tegoshi & Masuda poured into this song & I think it will be interesting if a video was made for Yoru wa Hoshi wo Nagameteokure as it really deserves so .
Only found in the CD only edition of Tegomass no Ai EP , it's Chu Chu Chu ! .
Honestly , only Tegomass can come up with something cute & not borderline cheesy/silly as Chu Chu Chu ! as this's definitely not the 1st song that they have done in this department .
It has those similar music beats you can find in Neiro & the trumpets that're blaring out in here are cool too .
As the saying goes , good things come in small packages & I think this saying kind of fits the overall feeling I have towards Tegomass's 1st mini album in that they place quality a greater emphasis as compared to quantity .
You get a mixture of feel good & serious ballads in the mix & they once again proven to me on why they're probably unofficially considered as the 2 best vocalists in NEWS since they have really good/strong vocals & combining the forces of both of them , it gives you quite a knock out musical punch .
Definitely a really solid mini album to check out for on a Monday !