SOZESAYA – 恐怖電子人間 (Horror Electronic Human)

SOZESAYA - 恐怖電子人間 (Horror Electronic Human)
Listen to SOZESAYA’s ep 恐怖電子人間 (Horror Electronic Human), a short and creepy experiment from two of the most interesting idols, perfect for Halloween.
SOZELICA (from Melon Batake A Go Go) and 沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya) are among the most experimental and interesting idol in the whole scene. If you put them together, the result would surely be incredible… and it actually happened. SOZESAYA is a collaboration between these two artists and おやすみ電子人間 (Horror Electronic Human) is their first release.

As you have probably guessed from its title, this EP is the perfect soundtrack for Spooktober: the horror atmosphere the five tracks are drenched in is perfect for the upcoming Halloween and — although it lasts less than fifteen minutes — it will make you shiver quite a bit.

The EP starts with the titletrack and its creepy synth melody, soon joined by an electronic beat and some spoken words; I’d like to recommend you to keep in mind that melody, but to be honest it will actually be harder to forget it, as it will keep haunting your nightmares for a while, especially since the voices also make use of the same melody. The song gets more intense and also more frightening with the addition of a distorted bass synth and some choirs towards the end.

Next is “恐怖電子人間のテーマ” (Horror Electronic Human’s Theme), which is entirely made of glitched and cut up voices with some reverb and other effects; if this isn’t creepy, I don’t know what it is. It lasts less than a minute, unfortunately… or maybe luckily, I’m not sure.

SOZESAYA (Sozelica & Okinawa Electric Girl Saya)

SOZESAYA (Sozelica & Okinawa Electric Girl Saya)

With “恐怖電子人間再び” (Horror Electronic Human), SOZESAYA brings back the same melodies and vocals of the first song, but with a more powerful beat and industrial-like sounds. There are also some jazzy piano notes in the background here and there, which don’t really make the album less scary. Somehow, this rework of the titletrack sounds even more eerie of the original, even if it generally has a harder sound.

And then… all hell breaks loose. Starting off with some ear-piercing screams, “恐怖電子人間の叫び” (Horror Electronic Human’s Cry) is an experimental noise track capable of melting your brain. You can feel some sort of beat going on in the background, but other than that, it’s basically chaos made music. These three and half minutes feature ghost-like breathing, processed vocals, high-pitched synthetic sounds… literally anything helpful in the process of making us both deaf and terrified.

Surprisingly, the last track is both soothing and spooky; aptly titled “おやすみ電子人間” (Goodnight Electronic Human), it has a more ambient and dreamlike atmosphere, with the voices quietly wishing you sweet nightmares dreams on an unearthly, ethereal synth melody. A very interesting ending for this EP which traversed so many genres in such a short time.

Overall, おやすみ電子人間 sounds like a great experiment by two artists who enjoy going beyond any boundaries; both SOZELICA and Saya seem to enjoy scaring us poor victims of their music… not that we’re complaining.


KNOW YOUR IDOL #3: 沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya)

沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya)

The Know Your Idol series is back and this time we’ll get to know the avant-garde idol 沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya). As usual, special thanks to Idol Underworld.

A few weeks ago we talked about her thanks to the stunning MV for “Rhythm” and now we’re going to know everything about one of the most unique idols in the scene: of course I’m talking about 沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya), the avant-garde artist that likes to experiment with various genres such as electronic, pop, noise and ethnic music.

In this interview made in collaboration with Idol Underworld, Okinawa Electric Girl Saya talks about personal interests, how she sees herself in the idol scene and — of course — her music and her dance. Enjoy the interview!

Okinawa Electric Girl Saya has recently released her latest album “NEO SAYA”, which you can buy on Idol Underworld as usual. You can also take a look at some of her videos in the Idol Tube area of this website.

沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya) – リズム (Rhythm)

沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya)
沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya) released a new MV for “Rhythm”, a song full of new wave vibes which will be featured in her upcoming album NEO SAYA.
Put a girl on a rooftop and you’ll probably get nothing interesting. Put an electric girl from Okinawa on a rooftop and you’ll probably get the most awesome MV of the last few months. 沖縄電子少女彩 (Okinawa Electric Girl Saya) keeps being one of the most enthralling artists in the alternative idol scene and you can clearly feel her fascinating aura in the music video for “リズム” (Rhythm).

The song feels very new wave-ish and nostalgic, as if it came from a time when the popularity of this dreamy synth pop sound was already declining in favor of new generations of pop and electronic music. The 80s vibe is really strong here, from the synth melodies to the bassline and the drums sounds; the song is almost ethereal, also thanks to Saya‘s filtered dreamlike vocals.

What’s more interesting it’s the video itself, shots in its entirety with no breaks and featuring Saya‘s hypnotic dance performance. It’s almost impossible to stop watching her interpreting this song in her natural habitat; and I’m not talking about a mere rooftop, but the musical world she turned it into, where this girl feel completely at ease and free to express herself. She is a very special and unique artist, and she proved it one more time with this video.


“リズム” will be included in Okinawa Electric Girl Saya‘s upcoming album NEO SAYA, which will be released on the 28th of April; get ready from some as awesome as unpredictable music from her. In the meantime, take advantage of the lockdown to fully enjoy this beautiful video as many times as you can.