Scudelia Electro(スクーデリア・エレクトロ)

Scudelia Electro(スクーデリア・エレクトロ)

Scudelia Electro(=電子隊)は元Spiral Lifeの工学博士こと、石田小吉氏(NHK FMで、MUSIC PILOTのDJも担当していた)、元アルファのサウンドエンジニア寺田康彦氏、日本にはあまり居ないみたいな吉沢英治氏(Robinちゃんを手掛けたのはこの人?)からなるエレクトロポップ・トリオ。エレクトロポップ度が高く、何故か大滝詠一っぽいファーストが一番好きです。特に『200 Miles Away』名曲である。ミニアルバム『Ultrasonic』は壮観且つ重厚に美しいストリングス・サウンド。オフコースの『秋の気配』のカバーは意外性があってよい。『ワイン、チキン&ミュージック』以降は、ちょっと色々な要素が入りすぎてエレポップ度が落ちたみたい。でも、『ワイン、チキン&ミュージック』でもシークレット・トラックとしてStrawberry Switchbladeの『ふたりのイエスタディー』を収録。その他の洋楽カバー曲として、Human Leagueの『Don't You Want me』、Lipps, Inc.の『Funky Town』、F. A. Davidの『Words』とベタだけれども、好きな選曲。寺田康彦氏のThink Sync Integralと言うレーベルから出ているSnow MobilesとMicrostarもテクノポップ全開でこれも超お勧めです。


Scudelia Electro (=Electro Team) is an Electro Pop trio consisting of Mr. Shoukichi Ishida, Dr. Engineering, formerly in Spiral Life (he used to do a DJ in MUSIC PILOT a radio program in NHK FM), Mr. Yashihiko Tarada, formerly a sound engineer in Alfa Records, and Mr. Eiji Yoshizawa who does not appear to be out of Japan most of times (is he the one produced Robin?). I personally like the first album that is the most Electro Pop and somehow like Eiichi Ohtaki. "200 Miles Away" is a master piece. The mini album containing 6 tracks followed by the first album released in June. Their strings sound is thicker and more beautiful. It is good to have an unexpected song like "Akino Kehai" by Off Course. From "Wine, Chicken & Music", they are less Electro with more other elements. But, the album "Wine, Chicken & Music" included Strawberry Switchblade's "Since Yesterday" as a secret track. The other covers like Human League's "Don't You Want To Me?", Lips Inc.'s "Funky Town", F. A. David's "Words" are kind of mainstream, but what I like anyway. I also recommend very Techno Pop Snow Mobiles and Microstar released on the label called Think Sync Integral run by Yasuhiko Terada.

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