Friday, 27 February 2009

ave;new has good, bad and mysterious news

Let's start with the mysterious ones first because really, they'll set the pace for the rest of this article and... oooo mystery!! On April 8th 2009, ave;new and ave;new projecto (the o is really important) will throw their first 決起集会 (literally pep rally) event in Akihabara! Normally, those meetings are used to reveal important news as well as allow for fan interaction (read: selling merch). Complete details such as venue and ticket information will be disclosed on March 1st. The event is said to be planned and organized by doreCHU himself, is there anything this man can NOT do?

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!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great info :D I am looking forward to seeing what they have to announce.

I loved Jewel Colors so I am really looking forward to the Vocaloid Album. Kaito is one of the original Vocaloids though:

I hope A La Mode 2 is getting lots of extra tracks put into it in this delay time!!

電波の世界 said...

Hmm yes I got the Kite/Kaito part wrong, thanks!

ScPpY said...

So the release date did change for A La Mode 2! I thought I was being paranoid. I went to their website and I thought I read that it would be for next month, but rechecked the website and saw it going out on May. Too bad, I was really looking forward to getting it sooner, but I guess can wait a little longer. >.<

電波の世界 said...

Hi Scppy! Long time no comment from you.

BTW everyone: major MOSAIC.WAV announcement today, fourth album and live tour. Not too many other details with the press release, but I'll put up a translation tomorrow, March 1st.