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Momoi Haruko – Sunday early Morning September 20, 2008

Filed under: Momoi Haruko — solarblade @ 4:11 am
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Track Listing

  1. Sunday early Morning
  2. Romantic summer -momo-i version-
  3. 21 Seiki
  4. RADIO DAYS RADIO NIGHTS
  5. Enter!
  6. Ima, Anata ga Suki
  7. Party!
  8. High Energy -momo-i version-
  9. Lumica
  10. Night de Naito
  11. Thunder Shot!
  12. Good Morning!
  13. Get Wild (bonus track)

1. Sunday early Morning

Haha, Famison 8-bit much?  That’s what I thought, but then there’s lower synths and guitar.  So there’s a little bit more of control in this song.  Her voice is a bit more singer than seiyuu like which is cool to hear.  Her voice though is under the vocoder.  Other than that this was a pretty cool electro-pop track.  So much vocoding.  The thing that gets me and makes this song stand out from the entire tracklist is how she handles the lyrics.  It’s pretty much gibberish, but putting the syllables together gets various names of animes…unique for sure!!!

2. Romantic summer -momo-i version-

There’s obviously a change between the single and the album version.  One, this is more to her style on this album, which is electropop and second is that its a bit longer.  Her seiyuu voice does come out pretty strong here.  I do like the 8-bit stuff that was written in.  The chorus though was loud and pretty messy for me.  Not the best here.

3. 21 Seiki

21 Seiki which screams 8-bit pop all over.  I do like how it sounds though with some interesting synths.  Momoi doesn’t sound terrible here because she’s on the edge between cute and overly cute.  It’s still nothing new to me.  So I found it to be a little fillerish.

4. RADIO DAYS RADIO NIGHTS

I actually enjoy this track since there’s a combination of guitar and synths.  Momoi comes back to being a singer for this one.  Musically it’s pretty happy and a little strange with guitar solos.  Even scarier is how she pronounces ~Rajyo dates Rajyo nights~.  Freaky.  Somehow it is one of the memorable songs from here.

5. Enter!

No, SEIYUU alert especially with the whole trying to be cute factor I found this 80’s pop track very hard to intake.  I just despise her vocals in this track.  It makes me want to rip my hair out.  Please don’t do this again.

6. Ima, Anata ga Suki

Interesting, a ballad?  I don’t think I’ve ever heard a ballad from Halko.  To be honest it’s pretty beautiful.  Her voice doesnt scream “Kill Me!”.  Comparing this to the rest of the album this is the standout track.  It shows her versatile Momoi can sort altogether, even though ballads aren’t totally her thing.  I still enjoyed it.

7. Party!

I like the opening until we get back into the crappy seiyuu voice.  It’s not as ridiculous as in “Enter!” but it’s still pretty scary.  The music is more for the kids and stuff because it just has this children’s feel to it.  I’m on partial for this.  I like it’s peppiness but at the same time Momoi is killing it with her voice.

8. High Energy -momo-i version-

~High, High, Higheee Energy!!!~  Ok, I really fell for this track hard.  It’s like a TF6 track but there’s something that seperates it from her stuff.  It’s like classic 80’s pop.  I didn’t see much difference between the single and this version.  Definitly a better track from this album.  Totally awesome interlude too.

9. Lumica

Wow, that is a pretty epic opening.  I consider this the Nami zone since it’s like her arrangements.  Seiyuu voice is used but I actually thought it fit with the song which is rare don’t you think?  Lumica is my favorite track from the album.  It’s just is dance-crazy and the guitar oh friggin sweet. 

10. Night de Naito

Icky track this is.  It’s very fast and upbeat but is ultimately destroyed by Momoi’s high seiyuu sound.  Plus, the chorus is failure and just so annoying to me.  Musically though it is kinda cool and is very girly/anime like.  It’s just everything else that got to me in this song.

11. Thunder Shot!

Thunder Shot! is prolly the rockiest track and its her most mature sounding track.  She’s using a deeper tone and it took my by surprise and she sounds exceptionally good in this tone.  Her power in her voice tripled for this song and it’s just awesome and epic.  Though her English def needs work and some control on her notes, but this is her strongest performance.

12. Good Morning!

Why did we have to end it on such a girly seiyuu track.  This sounds very incomplete to me.  Her by herself with low 8-bit synth and percussion is strange and the use of vocoder puts more emphasis on it.  I hate the chorus too, it just screams lame and stupid.  What a bad way to end the album.

13. Get Wild

Comparing this to Nami Tamaki’s version this one is more faithful to the original TM Network track.  Her voice though once again fails in this song for some reason.  I hate how she sounds muffled and sounds bored.  Not a good remake if you ask me.  Sigh, and this was a bonus track XD

Tracks Recommended

  • Lumica
  • Thunder Shot!
  • High Energy -momo-i version-
  • Ima, Anata ga Suki
  • Sunday early Morning

Song of Avoidance

  • Enter!

Y’know, this album was a mixed bag all over.  Her songs where she uses her seiyuu voice killed a lot of songs on this album.  I actually liked her more matured sounds a lot more.  I still like her other than that.  Not all of it was bad just a good portion

 

Rina Aiuchi – Deep Freeze

Filed under: Rina Aiuchi — solarblade @ 3:12 am
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Track Listing

  1. Deep Freeze
  2. White X-Mas Song
  3. Deep Freeze -instrumental-
  4. White X-mas Song -instrumental-

1. Deep Freeze

That haunted beginning was a great way to start up this wintry song.  ~Deepu fureezu~  Yeah, kind of odd.  The song however is more of a song that sounds incomplete.  Her voice kinda is strained to end here.  As why I thought it wasn’t sounded complete.  It’s mainly becuase the music sounds a bit underdeveloped and could have added more sounds.  It’s not a good track IMO.

2. White X-mas Song

You definitly know it was a holiday single from this track.  Her pronunciation sounds more together and right.  I’m not too fond of these holiday tracks, but this one stood out for me with some pretty soothing stuff.  Rina sounds quite nice too and doesn’t sound as bad as “Deep Freeze”.  There’s some sitar, but it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.  Beautiful

 

 

Wow, 2nd single of the A.I.R era is a damn holiday single.  Both songs are filled to the brim with wintry goodness.  Sad thing is that the A-side lacked while the B-side was more eventful.  Which doesn’t even get to be on the album which pisses me off again.  Oh well…..

Rina’s Colors: White