History Music / Perfume

13th Aug '16 3:18:29 PM madius
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* ''Complete Best'' (2006)

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* ''Complete Best'' ''Perfume~Complete Best~'' (2006)



* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: Well, they are [[JapaneseRanguage Japanese]].

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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: Well, they are [[JapaneseRanguage Japanese]]. This has disappeared over the years, as the amount of English in their songs has increased, culminating in the nearly-entirely English "Spending all my time".



* AuthorAppeal: Producer Yasutaka Nakata is also well known for making electro house under the name of capsule, so he likes to produce straight-up club tracks for their albums. ''[=LEVEL3=]'' contained three "album-mixes", as well as the 7 minute "Party Maker" and 6 minute "Dream Land".



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Before Yasutaka Nakata started producing them and refining their techno sound, Perfume's early music ranged from [[IdolSinger idol pop]] to quirky electropop.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Even after forming at age ''eleven'' and working ''tirelessly'' in Hiroshima then Tokyo, they weren't making any inroads and were about to be dropped. But as the girls enrolled in university, their label let them release 3 singles as a "good experience" to go out on. Those singles[[note]]("Linear Motor Girl," "Computer City" and "Electro World")[[/note]], featuring [[NewSoundAlbum a radical new sound]] by Nakata, eventually did well enough to allow them to continue... With "Chocolate Disco" finally netting them the attention of music insiders, followed by breakout hit "Polyrhythm." (See TearsOfJoy, below.)

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Before Yasutaka Nakata started producing them and refining their techno technopop sound, Perfume's early music ranged from first two indie singles were [[IdolSinger idol pop]] pop]]. Even when he ''did'' start producing them, they fit squarely into the picopop genre -- basically, if chiptune music was used to quirky electropop.
create ultra-sugary pop music. It wasn't until 7th single "Computer City" that the "Perfume sound" was codified. Two singles later came "Chocolate Disco", which solidified what we think of Perfume as, today.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Even after forming at age ''eleven'' and working ''tirelessly'' in Hiroshima then Tokyo, they weren't making any inroads and were about to be dropped. But as the girls enrolled in university, their label let them release 3 singles as a "good experience" to go out on. Those singles[[note]]("Linear Motor Girl," "Computer City" and "Electro World")[[/note]], featuring [[NewSoundAlbum a radical new sound]] by Nakata, eventually did well enough to allow them to continue... With "Chocolate Disco" finally netting them the attention of music insiders, followed by breakout hit "Polyrhythm." (See TearsOfJoy, below.)) It's for this reason that they count "Linear Motor Girl" as their official 1st single.



** "GAME"'s intro goes for about 40 seconds
** "1mm" runs on for nearly a minute before the vocals start (though the intro is shortened when performed live outside of concerts).

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** "GAME"'s intro goes for about 40 seconds
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** "1mm" runs on for nearly a minute before the vocals start (though the intro is shortened when performed live outside of concerts).on television).



* IdolSinger: Surprisingly subverted as that the group ''started'' with a more idol-y feel (even doing non-techno songs) but as they've developed their style of technopop the girls have managed to successfully transition to a techno group.

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* IdolSinger: Surprisingly subverted as that the group ''started'' with a more idol-y feel (even doing non-techno songs) but as they've developed their style of a straightforward idol group, before being scooped up after two singles by producer Nakata. They're now an extremely competent technopop the girls have managed to successfully transition to a techno group.



** The harder and more experimental sounds of the ''⊿'' album were drastically toned down by the time ''JPN'' was released. The success of this change in direction has varied with fans. ''[=LEVEL3=]'' was a partial return, however.

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** The harder and harsher, more experimental sounds of the ''⊿'' album were drastically toned down by the time for ''JPN'' was released. The success of this change in direction has varied same was repeated with fans. ''[=LEVEL3=]'' was and ''COSMIC EXPLORER'', though the latter album did have a partial return, however.hard dubstep song called "STORY" right in the middle of it.



* ModestyShorts: A~chan and Kashiyuka wear these under their skirts when performing since otherwise they'd be constantly flashing the audience their underwear, especially Kashiyuka.

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* ModestyShorts: A~chan and Kashiyuka wear these under their skirts when performing since otherwise they'd be constantly flashing the audience their underwear, especially underwear. Especially Kashiyuka.
2nd Aug '16 6:38:02 AM LegitimateIdiot
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** The central {{Gimmick}} of their sound, being a "near-future technopop unit" and all. Nakata used vocoder/Auto-Tune for their major-label debut in 2005 and the effect has been used--to various degrees--on most of their songs since. When taken to extremes, the girls almost sound like [[{{Vocaloid}} Vocaloids]] and it becomes difficult--even for ''them''--to tell their voices apart.

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** The central {{Gimmick}} of their sound, being a "near-future technopop unit" and all. Nakata used vocoder/Auto-Tune for their major-label debut in 2005 and the effect has been used--to various degrees--on most of their songs since. When taken to extremes, the girls almost sound like [[{{Vocaloid}} [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Vocaloids]] and it becomes difficult--even for ''them''--to tell their voices apart.
18th Jun '16 1:27:05 AM gewunomox
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* LoudnessWar: Nakata's production has been pushing the limits of what compression can do with every successive single. Their 2011 album ''JPN'' hit ''[[RedHotChiliPeppers Californication]]'' levels of distortion, to the point where melody lines that are supposed to be dead centre are wobbling around the stereo field from all of the other instruments momentarily hogging frequency range.

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* LoudnessWar: Nakata's production has been pushing the limits of what compression can do with every successive single. Their 2011 album ''JPN'' hit ''[[RedHotChiliPeppers ''[[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Californication]]'' levels of distortion, to the point where melody lines that are supposed to be dead centre are wobbling around the stereo field from all of the other instruments momentarily hogging frequency range.
7th Apr '16 4:56:59 PM qpa
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* TitleTrack: Their album ''GAME'' has "GAME".
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Nocchi, with her short hair and shorts, and A~chan, with her long curly hair and generally conservative dresses, respectively give off this vibe. Kashiyuka falls somewhere in between.

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* TitleTrack: Their album ''GAME'' has "GAME".
"GAME" and ''Cosmic Explorer'' has "Cosmic Explorer."
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Nocchi, with her short hair and shorts, and A~chan, with her long curly long, curled hair and generally conservative dresses, respectively give off this vibe. Kashiyuka falls somewhere in between.
1st Apr '16 12:52:12 PM creatordest
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* ArchiveBinge: While their major label debut was in 2005, and their debut studio album was in 2008, they have plenty of songs between and before those years, being mostly singles from their Indies and Bee-Hive eras. Some of them are compiled on their debut compilation album, ''Complete Best''.
1st Apr '16 12:51:16 PM creatordest
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* ''Cosmic Explorer'' (2016)
28th Dec '15 9:04:17 PM creatordest
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* ArchiveBinge: While their major label debut was in 2005, and their debut studio album was in 2008, they have plenty of songs between and before those years, being mostly singles from their Indies and Bee-Hive eras. Some of them are compiled on their debut compilation album, ''Complete Best''.
28th Dec '15 8:17:57 PM creatordest
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* TitleTrack: Their album ''GAME'' has "Game".

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* TitleTrack: Their album ''GAME'' has "Game"."GAME".
28th Dec '15 8:16:08 PM creatordest
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* ListSong: "Speed of Sound", from ''⊿''.
* LocationSong: "Akihabalove", a single the group made with DJ Momo-i in 2005.


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* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: "Dream Fighter".


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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Perfume".
* TitleTrack: Their album ''GAME'' has "Game".
17th Sep '15 5:40:40 PM SuzushinaYuriko
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7dtypoXWIA&t=8m52s The initial reaction to discovering GAME had topped the charts]]. This was the first time one of their albums had ever reached #1. When they open the box, you can see the uncomprehending shock on A-chan's face as she stares at the cake. All of them are overcome with emotion, A-chan in particular bursting into tears more than anyone else. Perfume had to struggle for eight years and almost disbanded before they could reach that very moment. What makes it even better is commentary from Perfume looking back at those memories after they've become famous nationwide, a testament to how far they've come.
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