Oh yeah, by the way, anyone has listen to their latest 2 song single (or maybe I should say a demo, since yuki is planning to release an album which include these songs, and some needs remastering, if I'm not mistaken. And cross fade available at their website).
I must say I'm very impressive with these new demos. Truly brings back the good ol' Unlucky Morpheus that we all know and love. And man, Fuki's vocal sure has improved since LIGHT BRINGER's Genesis album was released. Not to mention Takeshi's vocal, too, has improved since Never Get Away From HEAVY METAL. Really, and I actually liked his vocal since the first time I listened to him.
Last and most important, THE DAMN GOOD MASTERING QUALITY. I've been waiting for this, when Unlucky Morpheus got themselves contracted with a studio (or something like that) and released the HEAVY METAL BE-BOP album. And it's a lot better since Faith and Warfare too, from my ears though.
Oh, I forgot to mention that the piano solos from both albums are truly pieces of art. Very beautiful, thanks a lot yuki for these beautiful tracks. I feel like the piano solos are the ones that makes those tracks great.
To me, I like both Heavy Metal Be-Bop and Faith and Warfare. I like the jazz tracks that yuki has composed. Beautiful melodies and rhythms. Who would've thought that yuki can do such great jobs on those tracks?
Sunny is my all-time favourite jazz track by yuki. フォールオブフォール ～ 枯れゆく葉 is actually very good too (my 2nd favourite).
I could delete the 17 minutes of jazz in the middle and I wouldn't miss anything. Good showing otherwise. Thankfully it doesn't look like yuki's hellbent on experimenting with every album like UI-70 was (stopped getting their albums after "if"). I miss Fuki though.
Yes, I'm aware that Yuki still had presence in the new album but I can't find him having a that big role. The sound changed so dramatically compared to last album that it's not UM anymore, hence my "absence of Yuki".