BIGMAMA is a five piece band from Tokyo Japan that recently released Roclassick -the Last-. Their music is cinematic and combines elements of classical music with rock. It’s an intense album that demands to be heard when it’s on.
The album starts with “Tagatameno Requiem” and right off the bat there is a fast and furious collection of sounds. It begins with a count off and then the song is off to the races. There is some incredible violin playing that combines with blazing fast drums and other elements. By the time you are a minute in you are already fully immersed in sound.
Next up is “Takaneno Hanano Waltz” which is a lot of more spacious. The song is funky, ambient and very catchy. I again really liked the violin in the song which melds with guitar, drums, bass and some kind of other pads.
“Lemonade (feat. Haruko Nagaya)” felt like a single worthy song to my ears. The lead vocal hook is arguably the most infectious on the album. There is a lot to appreciate however. The violin playing is again very well done from a technical and creative perspective. “Valkyries No Hiko” starts off very cinematically and the drums and guitar start to play metal. The song explodes and you could say this is the most rock oriented song yet. It’s really blasts off and classical elements give it an off-kilter type of flavor. Suffice it to say the song reaches epic heights.
Up next is “Turkey Outsider” and compared to the others it is a slow burn. That being said when the energy ramps up it hits hard. “Anatano Koede Bokuno Nawo Yonde” felt sentimental, hopeful and heartfelt. I pictured this song playing after a romantic comedy.
The last song is called “The Last Song” and is a little darker and experimental. That being said the end of the song is epic and grand.
This album is filled to the brim with music. It’s a fun and dynamic ride from beginning to end. Take a listen.
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