Tuesday, January 3, 2017
meltia -- Shirobana no Corsage (白薔薇のコサージュ)
I discovered this one very late, on December 30th, but it could’ve easily been in my year end round-up selection if I had listened to it before.
meltia was an indie aidoru group created in 2014 disbanded around two or three months ago, in October, but managed to release one EP before disbanding. Overall, the story of the group is nothing outstanding – with the only noticeable thing being their Gothic Lolita gimmick – but their main song, called “Shirobana no Corsage”, is an interesting blast of aidoru pop with classical touches that could have easily been a magical girl anime theme.
The vocals are not great, but it’s typical aidoru stuff. As for the song itself, it’s very inspired composition and arrangement-wise. The chorus is killer and the arrangement is rich in synthesizers, strings and even some haunting keyboards in the background during parts of the verses. In the end, it surely smells like indie stuff, but it’s not less interesting because of that. And I think it’s amazing that the group managed to translate their Gothic Lolita thing into the music in a very consistent way.
As for the girls, I know one of the members, Ruruko (the girl who's in between in the album cover), still wants to be an aidoru and is constantly organizing events with fans to eat meat with them. Really strange, but seems like a nice picnic in some way (I’ve seen some pictures). Also, she models for Gothic Lolita brands, so i think she’ll be allright. As for the other girls, I don’t know what they’re doing.