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Album review: Capsule - Wave runner

After CAPS LOCK and what some may have seen as a mediocre run of singles from Perfume and Pussy Pam, there were equal feelings of scepticism and intrigue at the thought of a new Capsule album. Nakata Yasutaka's sound seemed unfocused and he seemed to be strongly influenced by what was being produced around him. Something of which would not have been a big deal if Nakata were a producer who had a reputation for being influenced by anything that anybody does. But here we are, with an EDM album.

Something to take note of with Wave runner is that it is a grower. On a first listen the songs seem run of the mill. But upon repeated listens Nakata's distinct production style shines through, reminding you why you kinda fell in love with him in the first place.

Nataka has to be commended for his production skills and managing to keep songs interesting from start to finish. Several songs on this album switch completely in ways you would never see coming. "Dreaming boy" goes fr…

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