I Like This: Utsu-P

Maybe it’s because my recovery from kidney stone surgery is making me so damned uncomfortable that I find this track from Utsu-P appealing. Using vocaloid software, he–yes, he’s a dude but the vocal software is feminine-sounding–he constructs stuff like this.

By the way, the translation of the album is (apparently) My Song is Shit. Okay, then.

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2 thoughts on “I Like This: Utsu-P

  • August 9, 2016 at 9:21 pm
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    As a Vocaloid reviewer- that I’ve reviewed this album on my website vocaloidemo.com- I think it’s awesome to see more people finding the vocaloid community!

    Algorithm is probably the most recent Utsu-P Vocaloid albums, and is not really a translation into “My Song Is Shit”- That’s actually the Label. ALGORITHMIC KABUKICHO is actually the staple song that gives it its name. Kabukicho is a sub part of Tokyo, that is a lot like Las Vegas, and most noted for their love hotels- but even I can’t find lyrics to that song- even in Japanese!

    I agree that Utsu-P has some very weird and disturbing ways of creating his music that make you wonder if you’re sane enough to keep listening! The second song literally is “Baby Death Match”!

    I’ve never had kidney stones, so I don’t know what you’re going through, but with all my consumption of spinach and Dr. Pepper I will have the kidney stones the size of horses one day! Hope you recover!

    P.S. He has a new album as a remake of his earlier album Traumatic- named “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” comes out tomorrow, August 10, 2016

    -Demo

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  • September 6, 2016 at 9:08 pm
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    Reminds me slightly of this Austrian electro-industrial/futurepop band. The main series of albums are concept albums telling a cyberpunk story. The different voices are different characters giving differing perspectives in the overarching story. A track that drew my attention was this one:

    Mind.in.a.Box – Amnesia … took me way too long to realise the voice was a man singing through a vocoder.

    Love the band.

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