Kind of caught off guard by Re:Re being in a show. It had been more than 10 years since I had listened to Sol-Fa. I'm glad to see that the band can reach a new group or generation of fans even with this. Got me back into the band as well :)
I just think that wonder future are really great albums. You can hear Gotoh screaming again, YAY and it give vibes like their early albums. Maybe some of you thinks this albums are little different sounding, or too bland. But i think this albums sounds unique. First time i hear on 'prisoner of the frame' spontaneously i said "WTF this sounds like "Foo Fighters Tracks"!! then my girlfriend told me that this albums recorded on Studio 606 which the owner are Dave Grohl-Foo Fighters!!WOOHO. So my ear telling it right and it explained why they sound so similar. I describe Wonder Future are less melodic, bass are lil shy, drums have quite impactful mixed in adequate volume with very good harmony.This result cold be too bland or subtle, but if you revisiting again like nokitron said or monitoring this albums repeatedly, you'll hear more details and more familiar AKFG sound even though the recording are slightly different. HAVE A GREAT LISTENING! (monitoring with AKG K601 REFERENCE HEADPHONE)
It may be a grower, but there are so many problems with it. The mixing is weird, like everyone in the band is competing to be louder than eachother, therefore nothing gets a chance to shine. Biggest problem is how bland it is. Landmark was bad too, but it at least had some catchy hooks. This album sounds like the band is sleepwalking.
Wonder Future wasn't quite as great as I anticipated :( I only really enjoyed 2 or 3 out of the 11 on this album. At least it is something different though, none of the songs are really horrible but they just aren't my style.