A new release from PhilHarmoUniQue comes at us June 4th. While it’s their first single, the rockers already have quite a bit of experience, under another name.
PhilHarmoUnique’s first single is titled “å„ªã—ã„éŸ¿ãï¼è¼ã‘ã‚‹å ´æ‰€” (Yasashii Hibiki/Kagayakeru Basho, Gentle Sound/Place that can shine).
“Yasashii Hibiki” treads softly. A rather warm song, its sound does not deviate much from the path of past PhilHarmoUniQue tracks. It ventures more into the soft rock field though. That’s similar to some tracks on the band’s first major mini-album HarmoNium. This single effort might perfect ‘that sound’ even more.
PhilHarmoUniQue is capable of laying it on pretty hard though; as is evident in “ã‚¹ã‚¯ãƒ©ãƒ³ãƒ–ãƒ«” (Scramble) on HarmoNium (PV clip). That makes me excited to hear the other two tracks on the Yasashii Hibiki/Kagayakeru Basho single.
Originally named è‡ªç”±äºº (Jiyuu Jin, Freeman), The band formed in Nagoya in 2002. In 2004, they released their first mini-album and album. A second mini-album followed in ’05. è‡ªç”±äºº changed their name to PhilHarmoUniQue in May ’07. HarmoNium came out three months later in August.
PhilHarmoUniQue (ãƒ•ã‚£ãƒ«ãƒãƒ¼ãƒ¢ãƒ¦ãƒ‹ãƒ¼ã‚¯) is vocalist/guitarist Gorokawa Takayoshi (äº”éƒŽå·é™¸å¿«), guitarist Hara Takuma (åŽŸæ‹“é¦¬), bassist Iwaizumi Shinya (ä»Šæ³‰æ…Žä¹Ÿ), and drummer Nakamura Satoshi (ä¸æ‘è¡å¿—). They’re currently signed to OORONG RECORDS.