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| "Tommy February6 / Tommy Heavenly6" , posted Tue 11 Jan 23:42|
Well, in that case,"who's that girl?"
OK, since no one music god dared to explain that one I'll do my best.
Please feel free to correct me since I know nearly as much about music as I know details on the school of Notre Dame.
Tommy was the lead singer of The Brilliant Green. There, she was doing edgy music by japanese standard, which means "something that went totally out of fashion less than 10 years ago in western countries". I guess it's something like college rock ? maybe.
Either way, one day she left to make a solo concept album, "Tommy February 6". The concept was simple : make shitty music while creating a cute and weird character, whose name is the name of the album. But Tomoko is not as lunatic as Tommy February6, and she makes her shitty music on purpose, with a certain talent. It's some kind of '80 electropop music you could have thought disappeared for good, the kind that only need to be heard once to be burned into your brain until your death.
The character of Tommy February6 has plenty of gimmicks, some of which were already in use during the Brilliant Green era. The two most important are the whisky bottle Tommy drinks like it was milk, and the hordes of wild cheerleaders that pop out of nowhere to bring havoc upon the world.
She recently released a second album, Tommy Airlines, with the same general feeling. But even though it's her second album, the character of Tommy February6 seems to be weaker and weaker to alcohol; at the end of Love is forever, she faints into ethylic coma after drinking a straight bottle of whisky covered with flashy pink furr, awakening her other personality, Tommy Heavenly6.
Which leads us to Tommy Heavenly6, who released her first album at the same time as Tommy Airlines, and whose sound looks like to what Tommy used to do with the Brilliant Green, only a little harder.
Either way, both personalities of Tomoko are extremely cute, and that's the major selling point of their albums.
Now, anyone who knows better, please correct.