"The antithesis" sums up my impression of this work.
You'd understand what it means if you focus on the beatica front man Yoshinoli Abe.
As an arranger his musical style has varied from heavily acoustic number like "Angela Aki" to a loud and expressive such as "Direngrey".
He is most notably known for his eclectic repertoires.
"Exit" is a quintessential which showcases the diversity of Abe's musical realm.
Abe's ability to fuse seemingly contradicting elements such as the loud rock and the melodic electronica or mechanical yet vital tune or mind twisting through melancholy flare enter a new phase in the world of "Exit".
Stillness and motion, good and evil, light and shadow, love and hate, a carrot-and-stick, each song displays the extreme opposite in life situation.
Certain phrase grabs my soul and it ignites a feeling of insecurity.
The other sets me free like I'm spacing out.
It's like riding a roller coaster that never derails.
I hope you indulge in the thrill till it becomes an addictive ecstasy.