9 Songs, 42 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

59 Ratings

59 Ratings

I love this album!


This is amazing. If you like electronic/club music, you're definitely going to adore this album.

A Bit Disappointing


I have to admit, I was really excited for this album to drop- maybe that made my expectations too high. After listening to Step on the Floor and Feelin' Alright I thought this album would be killer, but it has fallen drastically short of that mark. While World of Fantasy had some repetitiveness to it, it was edgy and had a lot of different styles and elements. While I'm not upset this is traditional Capsule, some of the songs here are just lackluster and annoyingly repetitive. Dee J is absolutely the most grating track on this record. I can't stand it at all. I hope this will grow on me in time, but for now it's just decent.

Nakata has done it again~


To begin, I got this album yesterday and matched it with iTunes Match today. When I first got the album...none of the songs really clicked (except Feelin' Alright and Step on the Floor) BUT as I really started playing more of the album, I really liked more of the other tracks Tapping Beats for example, it was a really good track that reminded me of World of Fantasy (which to me is still one of the best capsule albums, and it tells a story) I also loved In the Rain, and Never Let Me Go I just think it lacked with not having enough Toshiko, and also a lot of the tracks were more calm. The weakest track to me was Dee J. And other than that, it's a pretty good album for any capsule fan. (Or if you really like Electronic, Dance lolo) I hope to see more capsule either later this year or next year! They keep doing an awesome job!


Japanese electronic pop duo capsule formed in 1997 with Nakata Yasutaka acting as composer, arranger, and lyricist, and Koshijima Toshiko providing vocals. Given the time of the band's formation, it is perhaps understandable that their earlier work provokes frequent comparisons with the then popular and influential "Shibuya-kei" movement, whose most well-known proponents include Cornelius, Pizzicato 5, and Fantastic Plastic Machine.

Capsule's debut album, High Collar Girl, was released in 2001, showcasing many of the bossa nova, French pop, jazz, and naive electronic pop influences that were defining features of the Shibuya-kei genre. Yasutaka formed his own Contemode label for capsule's work as well as other like-minded artist's, under the aegis of Yamaha Music Communications in 2003 and since then, the group has maintained a fairly prolific rate of output, releasing one or two albums a year. 2004's S.F. Sound Furniture saw the group's concept expanding to include the concept of music as a lifestyle accessory, with a retro-futurist visual manifesto displayed in the short film/music video of "Portable Kuko," which was later adapted into a trilogy with the songs "Space Station No.9," from the 2005's SF-themed concept album NEXUS 2060 and "Soratobu Toshikeikaku," which appeared on the same year's L.D.K. Lounge Designers Killer album. Around this time, Yasutaka was also becoming well known as a producer for other acts, and 2006 saw the major-label breakthrough of the Yasutaka-produced idol-pop group Perfume, featuring heavy use of vocoders and dance, house, and electro influences borrowed more from groups like Daft Punk than groups like Pizzicato 5. Many of these sounds had been pioneered by Yasutaka on capsule's work the previous year, and the national success of Perfume catapulted capsule into the public eye.

Subsequent albums pushed the electro influence more and more to the fore, with Fruits Clipper in 2006 and Sugarless Girl in 2007 merging the group's Shibuya-kei lounge pop with guitars and dance beats. 2008's More! More! More! saw capsule's work diverging noticeably with Yasutaka's as a producer, with a much harder electro sound than that displayed on the more mainstream Perfume album, Game, earlier the same year.



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