1話目 is an album by しゅ～ふるまぁ～じゅ that was self-released in 2000. This album is technically visual kei, but it doesn’t follow the norms or sound of the genre AT ALL. This album is heavily inspired by children’s music and circus music, and its the greatest visual kei album ever made.
I love this album so darn much. Its seriously like listening to a kids show, complete with children’s show style singing, melodies, and even story parts with character voices. There’s numerous character voices in this album, some sound more avant-garde children’s music-esque, over-exaggerated cartoonish voices, in the style of children, a little critter, and an old man (but mostly the first two). They sing and do story skits (like a hard af rap album son!) in these voices, accompanied by a rather monotone sinign male that isn’t in a character voice at all. The melodies and everything sounds very children’s music-like, which is one of my favorite traits for music to have. This album is really amazing.
Listen to it here