Japanese musical unit Yousei Teikoku are celebrating their 20 years of music with their new single, flamma idola. It is said to perfectly represent Yousei Teikoku.
Recently, the group have been playing a harder sound, but this single will put the emphasis back on their earlier gothic elements. The strings echo in their heavy tunes. Yui casts a spell on the melodies with her otherworldly singing. The melodic sound of the strings overlaps with the heavy choruses, giving the songs a passionate intensity.
The title song, ‘flamma idola,’ has the trademark symphonic gothic sounds of Yousei Teikoku. The lyrics sound like Yui projects her wish to hug the loyal subjects of Yousei Teikoku. She wants to invite us into the brutally beautiful world of their gothic symphony and hold an enthusiastic banquet with everybody. It’s something that will be remembered even better than her usual sadistic madness!
The next song is ‘Veludo Papilio’ It starts off with the cutting sound of discord. Yui sings and talks, as if she were telling some sacred story of the Yousei Teikoku from long, long ago, backed up by the raging sound of the band. This seems more like a dark symphony that shows the essence of the dark side of Yousei Teikoku.
In ‘Naikan Uchu Shisha no Yurikago,’ the raging guitars intertwine to become one and give an impression on how Yousei Teikoku see the world. The sound can be described as one that shows the origin of mankind – no, the origin of das Feenreich, which seems to be tied to the birth of the universe and the stars. It is a loud symphony that gives a glimpse on how the world can be seen.
In short, one can say that all of the songs are very much like the music we are used to from Yousei Teikoku. These three songs collected on this single show the listener that ‘This is das Feenreich!’
If you want to learn more about Yousei Teikoku and her Fairyness Yui, read our exclusive interview: