Tuesday, November 15, 2016
BPM15Q – Hakuchuumu (はくちゅーむ) / HANNARI
“Pizza and Cigarettes, Beats and Idols”: that’s quite a strange motto for an aidoru unit, if you ask me. However, BPM15Q, an unit comprised of ex-BiS member Ichigo Rinahamu (苺りなはむ) and DJ nicamoq, is happily giving this concept some interesting life.
From what I heard so far, the duo records a mishmash of weird electronic aidoru music with some traditional flourishes (sometimes Japanese-inspired, sometimes Chinese-inspired). It’s not something new, even for indie aidoru standards, but I liked the result even more than I thought I would.
Apparently, the “Hakuchuumu / HANNARI” single was released in September 2015, but “Hakuchuumu’s” video was only uploaded in 2016. Even if the song per se is quite engaging, it was nice to finally see the duo in a proper music video.
I must admit, though, that was quite shocking to see cute aidoru singers, even if they’re just kinda mocking the whole genre, holding and smoking real cigarettes. Maybe it’s their take on punk attitude.
The b-side of the single is called “HANNARI”, and it’s equally great. I wasn’t able to find a video with the full song, but someone mixed both songs – and an intro – in the video below. “HANNARI” starts around the 3:45~3:50 mark.