Yoshimi Battles the Pink Battles, Pt 2: So, if part one was the set up, part two is the battle. It sounds like a comic book battle in song form. I dig it. It's got a pretty sweet dub set element to it that I find to be pretty modern, which is interesting seeing that this album came out seven years ago. Dig the hits. Love the counteracting ascending and descending lines going on - they add a nice color. Pretty sweet instrumental tune.
In The Morning of the Magicians: I like how this and the previous tune meld into one another. This must be the victory celebration. I love the sweet build the intro has into a very simple, soft groove - very cool. I like that the two grooves play back and forth with one another. Their difference makes the shifts into one another more significant. Like the simplicity of the melody. There's a nice flow to the whole thing. Being the longest tune on the album at 6:19, the tune could have felt dragged along and monotonous, but they did a very good job of using the length properly. Very sweet.
Are You a Hypnotist: This has a pretty interesting groove to it, but I think it loses some of its gusto with the addition of the acoustic guitar. It makes it sound too similar to some of the other tunes on the album, and I think that it still holds very well without it it. Dig the echo effect on the vocals - very appropriate to the feel. I also dig the little rock flavor that gets added with the power chords that make an appearance every once and a while. B section is a little too poppy for my taste. The tune is pretty good, I just think a couple of things could have been edited to make it more unique to the other songs.