Electro-pop duo CAPSULE is celebrating their 25th anniversary. To that end, the legendary creators have announced that their 16th album Metro Pulse will be released on December 14, 2022.
Metro Pulse is largely a synth wave and city pop album with a completely original and timeless sound. Promising to take listeners on a trippy tour through a unique soundscape, hype around the album is already starting to spread.
The album will contain ten tracks including newly-updated album mixes of three popular singles: Hikaru no Disco (the theme song for the film Knights of Sidonia), Future Wave, and Virtual Freedom. Overall, fans can expect an uplifting collection of songs.
Curiously, the eighth track on the album, Starry Night, is a reimagining of an earlier song that Nakata and Toshiko recorded as teenagers before they formed CAPSULE. This is included to celebrate the duo’s 25th anniversary. A limited-edition release of Metro Pulse will feature a version of this song that is more similar to the original, along with a bonus disc featuring instrumental versions from an unreleased cassette tape as a campaign bonus.
The newly-released CAPSULE artist photo featured the duo in 3D and was created by filmmaker, music video director, and CG designer Kentaro Saisho. Previously, he worked on the music videos for Future Wave and Virtual Freedom.
On November 4, 2022, the album jacket and a bonus image were released.
The jacket image features the duo in 3D and was created by filmmaker, music video director, and CG designer Kentaro Saisho. Previously, he worked on the music videos for Future Wave and Virtual Freedom. The image itself was designed by art director and graphic designer 2BOY (yenter/ASOBISYSTEM).
The limited first edition
The standard edition
To commemorate the new album’s release, 25 lucky people will win a special figure created exclusively for CAPSULE’s 25th anniversary. Fans can enter by using the serial number enclosed inside the first production run of the album. This includes both the limited first edition and the standard edition. The figures themselves are models of the two members as seen in the Virtual Freedom music video, created with the world’s most accurate and ultra-modern 3D printer.
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Those purchasing the album can enter to win a special gift by using the serial code enclosed in each CD. 25 winners will be selected by drawing to win a special CAPSULE figure showing the two members as they appeared in the Virtual Freedom music video created with the world’s most ultra-modern 3D printer.
More details here: https://wmg.jp/capsule/news/88195/