ハイスイノナサ (haisuinonasa) – 想像と都市の子供 (The Child Of Imagination And City) Review

Even though the United States has some great experimental and off-genre music, it doesn’t hold a candle to bands of Japan and South Korea. There is a vast difference in the experimentation of the East and West.

ハイスイノナサ (haisuinonasa) is in the genre of “piano break-beat.” Honestly it’s a genre I’ve never heard before and I would narrow the music down to instrumental or math-rock type even though it features some vocals and a different feeling overall from that genre.

The Child Of Imagination And City is the second EP from haisuinonasa, containing six tracks of interesting piano and backing band arrangements of what could be a slight fusion of math-rock and jazz, though the clean recording of the instruments differs from other artists who play instrumental.

haisuinonasa make music that is an almost perfect mixture of indie sensibilities and technical instrumentation. The songs mainly consist of a full band and pianist with vocals on the majority of the songs, and don’t break louder tempos, relying more on technical skills and layered songs. The only issue that I have with EP is that while it’s pushed as piano break-beat, it doesn’t have the harder push of tempo that I would expect with a “break-beat” description.

But even with that small misinterpretation, the songs are on par with World’s End Girlfriend’s Air Doll soundtrack; meaning the indie side of the equation is spot on, while the break-beat is a little lost, but still consistent on tracks.

Indie fans will enjoy this album if they think outside of the box of the genre. ハイスイノナサ’s (haisuinonasa) 想像と都市の子供 (The Child Of Imagination And City) is a indie gem, again showing that the East is excelling in music while the West still rely on the same tricks.

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