Two years have passed since the Tokyo-based trip-hop / dub duo antennasia released their previous album. March 15, 2005 sees the release of a solid follow up, titled Cinemice, which often ventures into different lanes then it's predecessor. Last year sound-creator Nerve (Manabu Ito) said in an exclusive interview with Zenlog.com that Cinemice is more an album of vocalist san (Satoshi Hashimoto) rather then what he himself created on Phased. The result of this is a much more loungy, soulful sound and perhaps with a little more emotion.
Cinemice consists of 14 tracks, including the prologue, epilogue and three interludes. Mind you, these interludes could have been great songs themselves, provided they would be worked out to proper length. Their function, however, is to split the album up into four distinct sections. The CD-inlay states that each of these songs tells an incomplete story and the unit encourages the listener to imagine the continuation. On that note, one could argue that the album is somewhat too short, mainly because it's hard to get enough of the beautiful versatile voice of san (never capitalize her name!). As a result you keep this album close to your cd player.