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alan – Kuon no Kawa April 5, 2009

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Track Listing

  1. Kuon no Kawa
  2. Chi Bi ~Da Jiang Dong Qu~
  3. RED CLIFF ~Shin Sen~
  4. Xin Zhan ~RED CLIFF~
  5. Kuon no Kawa (Instrumental)
  6. Chi Bi ~Da Jiang Dong Qu (Instrumental)

1. Kuon no Kawa

I don’t think I really expected anything to come out from alan so soon after “Voice of EARTH”.  So of course I’m happy to see a new track and just like “RED CLIFF ~Shin Sen~” it also is a mysterious track.  But instead of keeping the climax towards the end the song carries a pretty steady sound throughout and all of it is basically epic.  Well, it doesn’t have a huge climax like “RED CLIFF” but still a good song.

2. Chi Bi ~Da Jiang Dong Qu~

alan also put on the Chinese version of Kuon no Kawa on the single.  Now right from the start the song is a bit higher on pitch which is definitly interesting right?  It sounds a little faster as well at the start.  Now like you all know me, Chinese isn’t exactly what I normally review on here.  I can admire the fact the chinese sounds nice and alan is at a higher register, but I found the JPN version more to my liking.

3. RED CLIFF ~Shin Sen~

Third time reviewed seriously?  Well, RED CLIFF is on here because all of the songs are tied into the same series of movies.  What surprised me is that this is still better then “Kuon no Kawa and Chi Bi”.  I mean it had a great flow and it reaches epic awesomeness by that final climax.  Still an amazing ballad from alan.

4. Xin Zhan ~RED CLIFF~

The chinese version also makes a reappearance on this single as well.  Like I said in the review it’s just as nice but I consider the JPN version because it has the mountain notes.  Other than that, it’s a pretty good Chinese track, but not as perfect as it’s counterpart.

 

 

Is this considered a new era or a re-cut?  alan’s single that contain the songs from RED CLIFF was a nice treat for us.  Kuon no Kawa and Chi Bi are fine tracks that remind me of Gunjou no Tani and that’s good because she’s continuing to make new sounds with an oriental twist.  However, those two songs were overshadowed by the inclusion of the RED CLIFF twins.  Nothing could really bypass them and sticking them on here was a bad idea because they turned out better than the new tracks…ouch.