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Nami Tamaki – Realize Reproduction ~GUNDAM SEED EDITION~ October 17, 2008

Filed under: Nami Tamaki — solarblade @ 8:31 am
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Track Listing

  1. Realize -KZ Strictly Uptempo Mix-
  2. Realize -fly in to the Universe Mix-
  3. Long Way Behind
  4. Realize -GUNDAM SEED OPENING ver.-

1. Realize -KZ Strictly Uptempo Mix-

I’m not sure why but this isn’t what “strictly uptempo” meant.  It’s slower than the original mix and though there’s a lot of differences like giving it a more summery feel and the use of strings really changed the song up.  Sadly, I wasn’t feeling this remix at all and really was disappointed with how much they changed it.

2. Realize -fly in to the Universe Mix-

We go the opposite of tempos and this is way a little more energetic and faster than the original mix this time.  They also sped up, how fast Nami was singing which kind of sounded strange and kind of forced.  Another remix, I like to forget because it just didn’t work at all.

3. Long Way Behind

The only new track was this loner and to be honest, I really like this track.  It’s like later tracks “Stay Gold” and “Making the Pride” but unlike the latter, it actually worked and the song has a great feel and speed to it.  I still love how she yells ~No Angel Here~.  After all the praise, there’s a haunting downside and it happens twice.  It’s where she and her BKGD singers sing long notes and they sounds terrible and offkey.  After all that, this was a great B-side.

4. Realize -GUNDAM SEED OPENING ver.-

I’m pretty sure that there was a reason that “Believe” never got one of these.  They took the original mix and changed it some most noticebly the beginning (which starts less louder) and the ending (because the main track fades, they end it on a strange note).  Basically it goes through the 1st verse through the chorus and ends there.

 

 

Nami’s 2nd remix single is basically bad except for the B-side which was it’s saving grace.  Both remixes didn’t have the same drastic changes to the original like what “Believe’s” were.  Long Way Behind, is a powerhouse dance  track and gave force for the  single.  While the GUNDAM SEED OPENING was obviously put there and ended the single odd.  Anyway, I prefer the “Believe” remix single.

 

 

The Candy Spooky Theater – Pumpkins Scream in the Dead of Night Parade

Filed under: The Candy Spooky Theater — solarblade @ 7:56 am
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Track Listing

  1. Parade (Opening)
  2. Devilish Kidnapper
  3. Strip
  4. Parade (Ending)

1. Parade (Opening)

What can you expect from a Halloween Visual-Kei band.  I mean it’s got the needed sounds to make it sound insanely crazy.  Though it’s just a opening and no vocals, I think it started the single pretty well.

2. Devilish Kidnapper

There’s something frightful about the song that I really like.  Spooky Jack really fits the persona of something really dark and creepy.  Then it quiets before chiming in with these random sounds like a baby crying, screams, and the like.  I still enjoy Spooky Jack’s voice because it reminds me of Gackts voice in a twisted way.  The music was so bouncy, but I think it’s heard at least once in everyone’s lives.

3. Strip

Continuing on, Strip starts on a more interesting note.  There’s a lot more swagger and am I hearing a little bit of Jazz being the songs influence?  I really did enjoy the song just as much as the previous.  After a while the song does start to lose interest which shocked me and then it ends like randomly mid-chorus.  Still I think it was an alright song.

4. Parade (Ending)

Does parades really sound like this?  Ending the single is another short swig and it’s bouncy still.  Though there’s less going on than in the Opening it ends pretty sourly on a high-pitched synth note, which killed it.  Not the best one.

 

 

The Candy Spooky Theater is a halloween-themed Visual-Kei band, so I just wanted to put that out first.  I think their debut really brought out the holiday in a cool and smooth way.  I think that their debut is pretty good nonetheless.  So I can’t wait to hear their next stuff.