Song Connections / Remixes
- An extended remix of LAB, titled L.B.A, can be found on RAM's album, 0.0.8.
- LAB shares the same drum pattern around 0:45 with LIGHT MOTION, from beatmania 7thMIX -keepin' evolution-.
- LAB received a Single Black ANOTHER chart and a Double ANOTHER chart in beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS CS. The Double ANOTHER chart was later brought to the arcades in beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro.
- LAB is available in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS as part of the beatmania IIDX INFINITAS 楽曲パック vol.5.
Song Production Information
I think this is the most melodious song I've made so far. The tempo and rhythm are about the same as my other songs, but the synth riffs are a lot more melodious and musical, I think. I don't make a lot of songs like this, but since trance has been really popular lately, I made something a little more like that. The breakbeats-like section in the middle is really different from my usual, though *g*
Video Production Information
This is totally unrelated, but recently all of us on the arcade team were invited to an event celebrating the launch of a (5-key) Beatmania machine. Thanks for letting me borrow this space to talk about it; it was a really nice thing to do.
However, it's been five years since we've been involved in home production. The pleasure of this job isn't so much the ceration and editing, but the knowledge that somewhere, someone is having fun playing your songs and watching your videos over and over again.
Well. Like the song, this movie is fairly simple and easy to understand. My intent was to create a movie that was a homage to the minimalism of those early days of Beatmania, but the line between that minimalism and my own lack of time, equipment, and expressive power is pretty fine.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ in 8th and 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onward.
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 8th style→9th style||-||5||7+||N/A||-||5||7+||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 10th style||-||5||8||N/A||-||5||8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED||-||5||8||N/A||-||5||↑8+||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→19 Lincle||-||5||↑9||10||-||5||↑10||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro→Present||-||5||9||10||-||5||10||11||-|
|beatmania IIDX 8th style CS||-||5||7+||7+||-||5||7+||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED CS||2||5||8||8+||-||5||8+||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||3||5||9||10||11||5||10||11||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||5||9||10||-||5||10||11||-|