This song I heard for the first time recently. When I did I decided to write about it and so I did, as evidenced by the below.
I’m not sure what I was going for here but I do know that I was a little too switched on. I think the writing suffered a bit for that, but I also think I got across an idea of the song, or maybe a few ideas of the song.
Mukaizake’s “Come Join The Milky Squadron” is from Mapping The Static.
I hope you enjoy.
Twinkling guitar shimmers through a dry dark before soon bass and percussion come in. There’s a steady rhythm and perhaps a sense of floating whilst bass starts and stops. Soon the guitars come on down and keep their gentle playing but it’s only for a moment. However, all remains gentle.
In the dryness and the space vocals, high and lowering, relaxed and gentle come on in and let the words flow forward. Mood seems low and subtle but permeating and perhaps the sense is more to get across a suggestion rather than announce.
Soon all seems to clear. A moment of strike and the all lets in a little more space before raging away for a moment. More calm. More rage and it all spreads out before a return to more space and more calm. Soon a return to the twinkling guitar and the vocals.
Gradually the sparseness reveals itself, though it was always there. Clearer mood seems to settle in and once more a moment of strike tears through and clears space before a cycling of a push and pull between the clear and the distorted, though this time before cycling back another time all moves to a climactic moment that seems to rage with calmness.
Once more another change soon occurs and more peace and a sense of prettiness comes through in a way that was different from earlier. There’s perhaps more warmth and the sounds play on seemingly relaxed until the song ends.