Capsule preview Wave runner in the form of a mega-mix movie

Due to the lukewarm reception and dismal sales of Capsule's album CAPS LOCK the follow up was always going to be a return to the likes of Stereoworxxx and World of fantasy to shut everybody up who had dismissed it. For better or worse, that's exactly what their 15th studio album Wave runner is sounding like. The focus on EDM is strong with this one. So strong that album producer Yasutaka Nakata should have just called the album 'EDM' and been done with it. I bet he probably wanted to.

Everything I've heard from Capsule Wave runner thus far has sounded generic and void of Nakata's signatures that we've come to love over the years.


The songs sound as generic as a bowl of rice. But the silver lining to this is that Nakata finally decided to let Toshiko sing on more than one track. "Feel again" is the first song I've heard Toshiko lace from start to finish without copy and paste jobs of verses in quite a while. I don't know what she did to let Nakata pass her the mic, but props to her. Nakata showed Toshiko zero respect on CAPS LOCK. None at all.

Given just how generic Wave runner is shaping up to sound, it wouldn't surprise me if those who hated on CAPS LOCK were caught with their tails between their legs and come to the realisation that it wasn't such a bad album after all. Wave runner sounds way too basic from a guy who should be running circles around EDM. I mean..."Party maker". Even Pamyu Pamyu's "Mi". Club bangers with twists. Nakata, c'mon now. You're so much better than run-of-the-mill David Guetta and Calvin Harris sounding tripe. I really hope the tracks we've yet to hear offer something special, or that those we have heard switch up on the final album versions and surprise the pants off of us.

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