Kemuri – “Mirai Wa Akarui” – [Asian Man Records]
Currently active, in their 2nd iteration. From Japan,
according to the song title, in Japanese or English accordingly.
This is a best of compilation. The title is something
about your future being bright, reminding me of their
tune, Mr. Smiling. Too positive to cuss, Emo-Ska?
Mostly light on the horn action but it is there.
I find that the horns seem more like add-ons,
instead of being more of a focus for driving the song.
A5 B2) A little skankin, better and greater horns, fun tunes.
Pauses and false endings occasionally, thankfully! All
the quirks hooks perks of ska represented. Big difference in
sound from say ‘Big D and the Kids Table’, or Murphy’s Law.
Not like the Chinkees either which are more like Operation Ivy.
Not enough like the strictly Reggae stuff, and not enough like
the hip-hop/rock/ska stuff (like “Noise Complaint” and
“Tryout Your Voice” from Big D, in each style respectively)
A good festival sound but a little embarrassing otherwise.
(maybe they should shout sometimes, anytime now?)
Not the better band when compared to say Bruce Lee Band, but
Ska’s dope tho, so play.