The (other) good news is that ave;new will be releasing 「new;Fable」 on April 17th 2009, a brand new full-length album that's taken everyone by surprise! Apparently, they composed more than enough Hatsune Miku / vocaloid tracks over the past couple years to fill a whole disc, but there are quite a few surprises too. For instance, the last track will be a bonus 「ラブリー☆えんじぇる!!」 cover, which is the second track from the first 「A LA MODE」 album. Not only that, two of the songs will feature male vocals from Kaito, a first-generation plugin that ave;new tweaked to perfection. All three girls from the "Character Vocal Series" will be present, but Hachune herself will be on 11 of the 13 tracks! Needless to say this will make for some interesting duets and considering how good their last vocaloid song turned out, hopes are riding extremely high for this new album. Chances are good that advance copies will be on sale at their Akiba event.
What won't be available though is 「A LA MODE 2」, originally slated for sometime-in-March, now rescheduled for sometime-in-May. What a wasted opportunity for solid sales and brand recognition, but oh well. There's gotta be a good reason for that long delay, which no doubt will be explained at the event. At least denpa fans will have two new bones to chew on, thanks to GWAVE's 「Love Bullets II」 and 「ULTRA☆U2」 both coming out on March 27th. In fact, maybe this tough competition is partly to blame for this delay?
Bah, let's conjecture a bit more while we're at it! Since the event is being promoted by doreCHU and not his regular alter-ego a.k.a.DRESS, it's safe to assume that at least part of the big news will concern ave;new projecto. Does the delay mean they're adding a DVD to 「A LA MODE 2」 containing a PV and a bunch of behind-the-scenes footage? Could they be planning a live concert à la SHORT CIRCUIT PREMIUM SHOW IN TOKYO and tickets will be sold at the event? A new singer joining the fold? Some sort of advanced confirmation that a third volume won't take another infinite number of years to come out? Guess we'll just have to wait and see!