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ayaka – Yume wo Mikata ni/Koi Kogarete Mita Yume April 15, 2009

Filed under: ayaka — solarblade @ 5:39 am
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Track Listing

  1. Yume wo Mikata ni
  2. Koi Kogarete Mita Yume
  3. Kimi ga Iru Kara – Live ver.(2009/2/13 @ SHIBUYA-AX)
  4. Yume wo Mikata ni (Instrumental)
  5. Koi Kogarete Mita Yume (Instrumental)

1. Yume wo Mikata ni

Yume wo Mikata ni finally kicks this era out with a pretty nice pop track.  ayaka is back to a great vocal style and she sounds pretty but the BKGD vocals sound weird.  I’m happy to feel with the track with it’s powerful sound and overall relaxing sound.  Welcome back, ayaka…

2. Koi Kogarete Mita Yume

As the main ballad, Koi Kogarete Mita Yume was sweet and calm.  ayaka’s vocals to me sound stronger on this song, but the song itself is kind of forgettable to her other songs, but an overall nice track to listen to as easy listening. 

3. Kimi ga Iru Kara – Live ver.(2009/2/13 @ SHIBUYA-AX)

Yeah, Kimi ga Iru Kara was off the last album, “Sing to the Sky” and seeing it as a live version surprised since it was upbeat.  I love ayaka’s excitement in the song and she sounds great (but when is she isn’t live).  I got to say she’s got a great voice and hearing it live just shows how much she’s into her music.

 

 

ayaka’s single is kind of a bittersweet moment.  The single is nice with everything going on.  Yume wo’s pop ballad mix, Koi Kogarete’s beautiful arrangement, and the live version just meshed well together.  ayaka though is having medical problems though and she said she’ll take her break next year which worries me that she isn’t taking one now…I mean health is very importand.  Hope she gets to feeling better.

 

Chihiro Onitsuka – Memai/edge

Filed under: Chihiro Onitsuka — solarblade @ 12:40 am
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Track Listing

  1. Memai
  2. edge
  3. Memal (instrumental)
  4. edge (instrumental)

1. Memai

Memai brings us the ballads again and this time it isn’t as horrible as I thought it would be.  Chihiro sounds pretty good even if the production sounds a little fuzzy.  It’s a pretty simple track though not adding to much of anything beyond pianos, acoustic guitars, strings and BKGD vocals.  It’s simple and I love how she works the song to a more epic part.  Great A-side.

2. edge

edge though is kind of like the last track with the same instruments being featured.  I can’t say that the originality was spilling out of the song at this point.  There just wasn’t enough to make it stand out away from “Memai” so in that respect this song was jusst a bad idea.

 

 

Chihiro’s final single before “INSOMNIA”, Memai/edge was alright.  Memai was pretty good givin the fact you give it time to warm up and reach its high point tes it was pretty good.  edge is a track I could enjoy, but given that it was put after a similar arranged song kind of messed things up.  Luckily both are apart from each other on the album