I guess Hyper Yocomix 3 was the last straw. Note to Yoko Ishida and whoever arranges these albums: If your “Hyper” remix of, say, JOINT, sounds slower than the original, you’re probably doing something wrong.
Anyway, Amazon.co.jp has announced preorders for a proper I’ve-only remix compilation album titled “master groove circle”, currently set to be released on September 24, though the release date was originally in August, according to little slow step. Geneon is producing this album, so keep that in mind. It will consist of 14 remixes on 2 CDs of I’ve themes, including Re-Sublimity, Hishoku no Sora, Red Fraction, and Higurashi, BLAZE, Chasse, no vain and Wheel of Fortune. In another stroke of genius, Kazuya Takase and Tomoyuki Nakazawa will be the only ones arranging on this album, though I wouldn’t be surprised if Takeshi got his contribution in.
The limited edition will come in a special container with a random sheet of I’ve logo stickers. Other goods will probably be added later.
愛撫 edit – according to I’ve Sound Explorer, the list of songs remixed also includes the brilliant title track from KOTOKO’s 2006 album UZU-MAKI. So it won’t all be anime themes, apparently…