co・no・mi・chi is Buono’s 6th single and it was released on January 21, 2009. It reached #4 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 22,735 copies.
2. Muteki no ∞ Power♠
3. co・no・mi・chi (Instrumental)
4. Muteki no ∞ Power (Instrumental)
Finishing off the singles for their Buono! 2 album is co・no・mi・chi, an unfortunately underwhelming a-side. There is always something in Buono! tracks that set them apart from any other H!P rock sounding track but this song fails to stand out in an extreme way, featuring a bass heavy instrumental with acoustics during the verses and a weak, uninspired chorus. If anything, the vocals were solid and are the stand out element in this weak, hardly memorable pop-rock song.
The b-side, Muteki no ∞ Power, however manages to outshine the a-side though isn’t that amazing of a song either. Your typical Buono! sounds are here, electric guitar, drums, some synth for that pop sound and a particularly catchy chorus. This song was reminiscent of their sound during the Café Buono! era and I prefer it over the a-side.
It was strange to see a Hello! Project have so many awesome releases consecutively without releasing and “so-so” singles but co・no・mi・chi broke that streak. It isn’t completely bad but when compared to other tracks like Rottara Rottara and Lady Panther, it just seems generic.