Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hazel Nuts Chocolate - Cute

Hazel Nuts Chocolate is the electronic/pop mind-child of Japan's Yuppa (ゆっぱちゃん), formed in 2000 and later renamed to HNC in 2009 to solidify her solo-artist progression.  She handles composition, lyrics, vocals, programming, concept design, and artwork.  'Cute' is the second (and final) full-length released by her earlier band (three members) in 2005, with accompanying programming help from Hayashibe Tomonori (from Plus-Tech Squeeze Box).

A carefree pop record that really has a lot of dynamic twists underlying its cheery vocals.  Basically a great album where you don't have to overthink to enjoy, but are rewarded equally for doing so.