AOTW | 3 April – 9 April: C A S I N O ☆★☆★☆ M A S T E R – 勝 者 ！ ！ ！ ！★W I N N E R★
If you like concept-based music where the appeal isn’t in what’s being heard, then here’s one you’ll probably enjoy. If you don’t, then turn back now. 勝 者 ！ ！ ！ ！★W I N N E R★ is the second of two releases from the C A S I N O ☆★☆★☆ M A S T E R project, which was originally created just to see whether or not one could create an album out of pachinko sound effects. 勝 者 ！ ！ ！ ！★W I N N E R★ is a single twenty-minute track (more or less) that elicits the “excitement” and “novelty” of a casino. Those words are in quotes because the atmosphere 勝 者 ！ ！ ！ ！★W I N N E R★ is more one of apathy due to hyperstimulation; those Japanese pop songs and “bling!” sound effects are only so flashy for so long, eventually resulting in a saturation of affect that ends up being creepier than not. A divisive release in true love-it-or-hate-it form.
Read the review by Sunbleach here, and listen to the music below: