P-Model (album)

P-Model is the eighth studio album by P-Model and the first by the "defrosted" lineup.

P-Model
P-Model cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 26, 1992 (1992-02-26)
Genre
LabelPolydor K.K.
Producer
P-Model chronology
One Pattern
(1986)
P-Model
(1992)
Big Body
(1993)

BackgroundEdit

In the aftermath of the band's hiatus ("freezing") in 1988, P-Model's members went their own separate ways. After releasing three solo albums, frontman Susumu Hirasawa rebuilt the band out of several backing members from his concerts. The new, "defrosted" (解凍) lineup consisted of pre-hiatus P-Model member Hikaru Kotobuki, returning founding member Katsuhiko Akiyama, and associate Yasuchika Fujii.

P-Model officially returned in September 1991.

CompositionEdit

On this album, P-Model introduced a machine-like, sci-fi sound to its style, heavily influenced by Amiga computers, which Hirasawa and Kotobuki used for production. This extended to the lyrical themes of the album, being focused on science, technology, and computers.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Susumu Hirasawa, except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Speed Tube"  4:00
2."2D or Not 2D"Hirasawa, Hikaru KotobukiHirasawa, Kotobuki3:17
3."Stone Age!"  3:47
4."Wire Self"  4:03
5."Clear"Katsuhiko AkiyamaAkiyama4:32
6."Vista"  2:41
7."Grid"  2:53
8."Lab=01"Hirasawa, KotobukiHirasawa, Kotobuki2:36
9."Error of Universe"P-Model 1:24
10."Go Amigo"Hirasawa, AkiyamaAkiyama2:49
11."Psychoid"  3:20
12."No Room" (hidden track)  2:44

All tracks arranged by Hirasawa, except 2 & 8 by Kotobuki and 5 & 10 by Akiyama. All track titles are stylized in all caps. The total running time of the last track (the last two songs with 3 minutes of silence separating them) is 8:48.

PersonnelEdit

Release historyEdit

Date Label(s) Format Catalog Notes
February 26, 1992 (1992-02-26) Polydor K.K. CD POCH-1128
May 10, 2002 (2002-05-10)
July 4, 2014 (2014-07-04)
Chaos Union, Teslakite CHTE-0011 Remastered by Hirasawa. Part of Disc 7 of the Ashu-on [Sound Subspecies] in the solar system box set, alongside big body. Re-released with new packaging by Kiyoshi Inagaki.
September 8, 2004 (2004-09-08)
December 5, 2012 (2012-12-05)
UM³, USM Japan UPCY-6022
UPCY-9273
Part of the "GOLDEN☆BEST" budget bundle brand, packaged with big body. Reissue available for sale for a limited time.
May 2, 2012 (2012-05-02) Universal Music Japan, Tower Records PROT-1022 Limited reissue, sold only through Tower Records.

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