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Skittery Synthesizer: Vocaloid Juke

The title, as beautiful as it sounds, is not totally honest — it is more like “singing-synthesizer juke,” as the voices popping up across this collaborative album between Omoide Label and Massatsu Records come from a variety of sources (one example — the sixth song here uses a computer-speak program, one that helpfully lays out how a beat is developed, including the introduction of the Amen break). Regardless, this album finds a handful of producers creating juke numbers using digi vocals, some embracing the sound of a virtual singer amidst the chopped-up sounds of the genre, others actually trying to make proper songs over the style. It goes off in all sorts of directions, but plenty of interesting ideas..and good tracks…come out of the combo. Get it here, or listen below.