Well, I let my schedule slip again. Whoops.
EVILS THEATER, TRACKS 5, 6, 7, and 8: Miscellany
“Saa “hontou no” kaasan to tousan ni ai ni yukou.”
The fifth song on the album is “Okizari Tsukiyo Shou” or, “Tale of Abandonment on a Moonlit Night”, with the alternate title “Insane Moonlight”. The song was originally released on 6 October 2008, on Nico Nico Douga. Listen to it here.
Musically, the song uses a mixture of live and electronic instrumentation, along with the voicebanks for Kagamine Rin and Len. The song sounds strange and slightly unsettling, hinting toward the insanity of the song’s protagonists. Lyrically, it describes two children, Hänsel and Gretel, being lead into the forest to be abandoned. Gretel asks if they will find food, while Hänsel asks if they will find God, creating a contrast between life and death. The parents leave the children, who search for a place to stay. They find a bottle, and fill it with moonlight, which afflicts them with lunacy. They find their home, and believing their mother and father to be a witch and her henchman, they kill both of them. They then muse about finding their real parents. There’s not much to say about this song without connecting it to other songs, none of which appear on this album. How sad.
The next song is “Hakoniwa no Shoujo” or, “Miniature Garden Girl”, with the alternate title “Clockwork Lullaby 2”. It was released online on 22 June 2008. Listen to it here.
Musically, the song is slow, melodic, and peaceful, like a lullaby. It uses live instrumentation and Hatsune Miku’s voicebank. Lyrically, it describes a girl who knows nothing of the world but her little room and her father. She is unable to walk, and requires the care of her father to survive. He fills her room with treasures, including two yellow mirrors, a blue spoon, and a red glass. Eventually, a war starts for reasons she doesn’t understand, and the room burns. The song ends with her father dying as he clutches a clockwork doll that he thought was his daughter. This song is filled with foreshadowing of future revelations, and is very important to the story, but not much can be said of it until those revelations occur, and none do on this album.
The next song is “Akujiki Musume Conchita” or, “Epicurean Daughter of Evil, Conchita”, with the alternate title “Beelzebub Party”. It was released on Nico Nico Douga on 3 March 2009. Listen to it here.
Musically, the song is fast-paced, disjointed, and somewhat schizophrenic, fitting the insanity of Conchita. It uses mixed electric and live instrumentation, along with MEIKO and Kagamine Rin and Len’s voicebanks. Lyrically, it describes Banica Conchita, the Duke of Beelzenia. Conchita was a connoisseur who gradually began to eat more and more gruesome types of food. She eventually eats her chef for asking for a vacation, and then eats her maid and servant. She finally has eaten everyone and everything in her home, and finally eats herself. She serves as a counterpart to Riliane, being the gluttony to her sloth, and these two are eventually joined by five others to form all seven of the deadly sins.
Track 8 on the album is 10-Minutes’ Love, a song that has no story connection and is just there because it shares an artist. As such, I don’t feel much need to include it in this review.