LEVEL3 is the fourth studio album from J-Pop group Perfume and includes previously released singles "Spring of Life", "Spending All My Time", "Mirai No Museum", "Magic Of Love", "1mm" & "Handy Man". Some of these singles were released over a year ago but these come in the form of ‘Album-mixes’ and are slight variations or re-imagined versions of the originals. Composer Yasutaka Nakata does a great job breathing new life into these songs we know and love! These ‘album-mixes’ also have extended intros and outros (my fellow DJs will appreciate these!).
Perfume (and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) composer Yasutaka Nakata (CAPSULE).
The album has a great flow from beginning to end and while featuring previous singles; the new songs are great as well. The highlight of this album for me is when it takes a change of pace in the middle with the tracks "Furikaeru to iru yo" and "Point". These two tracks are different to their usual Electro-Pop style and I think that’s why I enjoyed them especially. "Furikaeru to iru yo" is a quirky Electro-Dub-Oriental-Reggae fusion; while "Point" changes things up with a fast, Drum & Bass/Garage style.
Overall, this album is a great way to consolidate all of Perfume’s recent work into a package with a pretty, futuristic and multi-coloured bow (figuratively speaking).
Here's when we chatted to the girls about everything from coming to Australia to practicing their dance routines to how they like to "make party".
Did you hear Perfume’s LEVEL3 album on SBS PopAsia radio? We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.