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Anna Tsuchiya – Brave vibration July 4, 2009

Filed under: Anna Tsuchiya — solarblade @ 8:49 pm

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Track Listing

  1. Brave vibration
  2. Sweet Rishi Boy (Anna Tsuchiya mush up ☆Taku Takahashi)
  3. Loser!

1. Brave vibration

Anna finally returns with well, her summer track, Brave vibration.  Now if you’ve been following her since the end of the “NUDY SHOW!” era, you’ll know that she’s been doing some experimental stuff with ravex and released “GUILTY” even before that.  So it wasn’t hard to guess her next track would be back into the whole feel-good rock side.  It’s true, it’s calming and still has some funky stylings going on, mainly with whoever is playing the guitar.  (BTW the guy in the PV playing the guitar is hot).  I actually think this was a good song overall. 

2. Sweet Rishi Boy (Anna Tsuchiya mush up ☆Taku Takahashi)

Yep she actually returns back with Taku from m-flo for the first B-side of the single.  When Taku is mentioned in the track, you know it’s going to be dance and quite experimental on both ends and it’s true.  Sweet Rishi Boy starts with a bhangra-like sound to it and leads to a mid-tempo dance track.  I have to agree with a few people that it does suffer from an awkward slow tempo and honestly would’ve worked better with a faster one.  Not bad, just drags too much.

3. Loser!

Thank god, Loser! finishes off the single in a cool and dark way.  Actually it does kind of remind me of “u”from her “cocoon” single as they both have darker tones and strong vocals.  There’s not a lot to really say about it, but if you’ve heard “u”…then you basically get the message outta this song too.

 

 

So Anna begins the era with a summer single as evident by the leading track.  It’s a feel-good track and should make ya happy whenever you need to listen to it.  Sweet Rishi Boy was something I didn’t expect, which was a disappointing Taku track…maybe it needs a re-edit or something.  Loser! was good in the way that it was rock hard, but felt similar to one of her past tracks.

 

Ayumi Sakai x twenty4-7 – STRONG BODY

Filed under: Ayumi Sakai — solarblade @ 8:20 pm

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Track Listing

  1. STRONG BODY
  2. Strike One
  3. STRONG BODY (Instrumental)
  4. Strike One (Instrumental)

1. STRONG BODY

Ayumi’s first collaboration of her career, turned out strange because well, it’s not a ballad unlike the her previous releases.  It does feature Ayumi under some autotune which isn’t a first because I think she was under it it “re-set”.  Still the music here is like dance and features some different synths and beats.  What other people will say is that this song sounds way too much like Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” and I agree, because it totally sounds like it.  It’s kind of cool despite the closeness to the track. 

2. Strike One

Strike One is also a dance heavy beat, but I have no idea if twenty4-7 was part of the track, but somehow I think they are.  Thank god, it doesn’t sound like a reiteration of a track and Ayumi under the autotune again helped this track as well.  It sounds like a remix though, because the arrangement sounds a bit dry at places, but yeah hmmm what can ya do.

 

 

Ayumi’s 3rd of the era, she kind of switched genres on us completely and it actually worked for her becuase well, she didn’t sound as awkward as I thought she would.  She should stay away from making songs that sound like cheap knockoff of other songs though (STRONG BODY).