Big Body

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big body
Studio album by P-MODEL
Released March 25, 1993 (1993-03-25)
May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02) (Reissue)
Genre Progressive rock
Electronic rock
Techno
Technopop
Experimental
Length 35:19
Label Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.
Tower Records Japan (Reissue)
Producer Susumu Hirasawa
Yuichi Kenjo
P-MODEL chronology
P-MODEL
(1992)
big body
(1993)
Fune
(1995)

big body is the ninth studio album by P-MODEL. This album goes in the same style as P-MODEL, which has a dual relationship with this album (similar to the one between IN A MODEL ROOM and LANDSALE), although it has a style that's similar to bandleader Susumu Hirasawa's solo work, with songs that are more composed and layered than previous P-MODEL releases. It's also a concept album based on the SF stories of Theodore Sturgeon (More Than Human) and Kurt Vonnegut (The Sirens of Titan); telling a story where the human race was transformed into a species named "Homo Gestalt" by computer networks, having a "Journey Through Your Body" theme. The Disk Jacket has the inscription "Nsetn.... Oirao Ivook", which, when read from the lower right to upper left vertically, means "kono ato revisION..."; seven months after the album's release, in October 11 on the "ERROR OF INFORMATION Wait" (ERROR OF INFORMATION 待機 ERROR OF INFORMATION Taiki?) at the Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall (which was released on the PAUSE album), P-MODEL went under "revision", going into a period of inactivity, with the members going their separate ways, with small releases through 1994-1995 until the band's return in 1 December 1994 with a different lineup. The album was remastered by Hirasawa and re-released on the Ashu-on [Sound Subspecies] in the solar system box set on 10 May 2002; it was put on CD 7, with P-MODEL. P-MODEL and this album were compiled and released as GOLDEN☆BEST in 8 September 2004; this release alternates and/or removes elements from the albums' liner notes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "CLUSTER"   Susumu Hirasawa 3:44
2. "CHEVRON"   Susumu Hirasawa 3:14
3. "BIIIG EYE"   Susumu Hirasawa 3:32
4. "BIG FOOT"   Susumu Hirasawa 3:36
5. "WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF "TIME'S LEAKING THROUGH EQUAL DISTANCE CURVE" (時間等曲率漏斗館へようこそ Jikantō Kyokuritsu Rōtokan e Yōkoso?)"   Susumu Hirasawa 3:19
6. "JOURNEY THROUGH YOUR BODY"   Katsuhiko Akiyama 3:38
7. "NEOTENY BOX (幼形成熟BOX Yō Keisei Juku BOX?)"   Susumu Hirasawa (lyrics, composition)
Hikaru Kotobuki
2:39
8. "BURNING BRAIN"   Katsuhiko Akiyama 4:06
9. "BINARY GHOST"   Susumu Hirasawa 2:40
10. "HOMO GESTALT"   Susumu Hirasawa 4:44

Track information[edit]

  • CLUSTER has a live version that was included on the PAUSE album.
  • CHEVRON has a live version performed by P-MODEL that was included on the PAUSE album; a live version performed by Hirasawa as KAKU P-MODEL was included in the LIVE VISTORON video. Hirasawa remade the song in a symphonic, orchestral, string-oriented style as part of "The Aggregated Past KANGENSHUGI 8760 HOURS" project, this version was released on the Totsu-Gen-Hen-I album, where Hirasawa slightly altered the structure of the second half of the song and incorporated drill sounds; this version of the song had 4 sketches released by Hirasawa on the Kangen Shugi website as he worked on it;[1][2][3][4] a live performance of this version by Hirasawa was included in the Tokyo I-jigen Kudou video; Hirasawa released the instrumental of this version, titled DreamBoat on his website as part of Free Music for Free-Lance Journalists and Independent Media, this release also included an edit of the instrumental that only has the theme titled Theme_DreamBoat.
  • BIIIG EYE has a live version performed by Revised P-MODEL that was included in the ENDING ERROR video.
  • BIG FOOT has a live version that was included on the PAUSE album.
  • WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF "TIME'S LEAKING THROUGH EQUAL DISTANCE CURVE" is inspired by the Kurt Vonnegut novel The Sirens of Titan. The song has a live version that was included on the PAUSE album.
  • JOURNEY THROUGH YOUR BODY has sparse, heavily filtered vocals, which were performed by Akiyama on live shows, including the version that was included on the PAUSE album. Lyrics for the song were not included in the original.
  • NEOTENY BOX has a live version that was included on the PAUSE album (which was translated in that album's page in Hirasawa's website as "MATURNIG BOX").[5] The song has a P-MODEL counterpart in 2D OR NOT 2D. The song has a fast tempo and a frequent thin synth phrase; with Kotobuki singing lead vocals (with a filter on his voice). Kotobuki remade the song (with Phnonpenh MODEL), this version opens with theme played soothingly on mandolin (by Phnonpenh MODEL member Thaniya Patpong), with the rest of the song sounding mostly similar to the P-MODEL version, with one notable difference being Kotobuki's unfiltered vocals; this version was released on the Desk Top Hard Lock album.
  • BURNING BRAIN has Akiyama singing lead vocals.
  • HOMO GESTALT has an epic style, being heavily layered and arranged. The song has a P-MODEL counterpart in WIRE SELF. The song was rejected from the voting polls early on the "The Aggregated Past KANGENSHUGI 8760 HOURS" project by Hirasawa due to it being too similar to the already chosen WIRE SELF.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hirasawa, Susumu. "CHEVRONスケッチ1". The Aggregated Past KANGENSHUGI 8760 HOURS. Chaos Union. 
  2. ^ Hirasawa, Susumu. "CHEVRONスケッチ2 間奏前". The Aggregated Past KANGENSHUGI 8760 HOURS. Chaos Union. 
  3. ^ Hirasawa, Susumu. "CHEVRONスケッチ3 ギター間奏". The Aggregated Past KANGENSHUGI 8760 HOURS. Chaos Union. 
  4. ^ Hirasawa, Susumu. "CHEVRONスケッチ4 ヴォーカルスケッチ". The Aggregated Past KANGENSHUGI 8760 HOURS. Chaos Union. 
  5. ^ "[PO-04] PAUSE - Discography". NO ROOM. Chaos Union. 

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