“Hokkaido’s Electone Girl” Marks hulica’s Return on Music Scene
After debuting with “and on that day, our captain went off the deck” back in 2017, hulica has made their return to the music industry by releasing a brand new single called “hokkaido’s electone girl”. Released under their new label, Haum Entertainment, the band has planned a new chapter on their career. The math-rock/emo outfit has now immersed themselves in a more math-rock sound. The press release stated that they combine both Japanese math-rock influence with American emo. But in our opinion, the drum pace sounds more pop-punk than American emo. Combined with skramz, hulica offers an interesting take on Japanese math-rock. In the beginning, the song begins with complicated guitar twinkling that reminisces acts like toe, Tricot, or Doom. Djodi Fauzan Rachman (vocal/bass), Yana Setya Nugraha (guitar/vocal), and Dimaz Ramadhan Putra (drum) then continue the song with some progress that was unpredictable in the beginning. It is a more upbeat track compared to their previous releases like “Pokemon Hype Club”, “Axonica’s House”, or “and on that day, our captain went off the deck”.
After a year hiatus, hulica maintains its raw characteristic and music. Simultaneously with its audio release, the music video for “hokkaido’s electone girl” was released on Haum Entertainment’s official Youtube channel. It tells the story of a guy who falls in love with a Japanese girl. His love for her met with various setbacks like communication, language, different time zone, and space. Finally, he went to Japan to meet his loved one only to be disappointed when he failed to meet her in person. Sad. hulica utilizes personal footage taken during a trip to Japan with the help from Bayu “Kibow” Rizki Maulana as the colorist for this video. The band aims an EP release this May under Haum Entertainment while their digital release in on the way. Watch the music video for “hokkaido’s electone girl” here.