Hikari no Tegami
Hoshi no Tsubasa
Tsuki no Sakura
Moon Wings ~Dragon no Hikari~
1. Hikari no Tegami
Beginning the album with the first song that was actually known on the album, Hikari no Tegami is a very quiet song from her. All there is to the song is piano and tambourine being the song’s rhythm section. While it has been a while since I’ve heard voice, I can say she’s gotten less pitchy and can actually hit some notes. Midway there’s a rain storm and some kiddie piano added but that only stays for a lil bit before getting to the rather empty arrangement. It’s alright.
2. Tsuki Kabuto
After that pretty slow opening, the tone of the album just flips over and we finally see a return to an edgier Kana because of the songs very heavy percussive sound. Though I do love the fact that her rock songs have a little more stability unlike in her early days. Kana’s not really singing here, almost talk-singing here which can be pretty annoying and almost comes off as lazyness.
3. Hoshi no Tsubasa
Now this is what I’m talking about some meh arrangements because this is more of what I heard in the “Ningen” series of albums. I like the fact there was acually some reasonable amount of English, but Kana, you have to stop being so repetitive in saying ~star~. Besides those parts she sounds more interesting than let’s say back in “Tsuki Kabuto”.
Going mid-tempo for our next track, Ryuujin actually sounds promising because Kana’s vocals are filtered out under a mainly acoustic arrangement. There’s parts where electric guitar is prominent and fills up the song. There’s times where I thought Kana was being nasally in her singing, but for the most part, I liked this song though it’s so underproduced.
Getting into the odd, Star★Tears begins oddly with like a fuzzy background and Kana repeating the title of the song before the electric guitar,bass, and drums appear. While we actually get some singing from Kana this time, she’s once again repeating various lines over and over again and she’s falling back into her old ways where she doesn’t sound pleasant.
6. BUNNY DRAGON
Every album seems to have the “cute” song and BUNNY DRAGON is definitely that song. While it’s not as amazing like “Maid” or “Puppy-chan”, this one actually is fun and the repetition made the song, how can I say this, sickingly cute. A little under 3 minutes, I found this song to be an early favorite and Kana’s cute voice is a whole lot easier to listen to than her more serious voice…
7. Neko Punch
Another short tune (actually the shortest), Neko Punch isn’t as cutesy as the last song and we’re back to Kana’s bad vocals though I love it when she says ~neko punch!~ she really likes to make the oddest line stand out. It’s pretty funny to listen to and the chorus is a hot mess but still too funny.
8. Dragon Matsuri
Repeating the same thing is starting to become this album’s main problem and it comes as the main point with Dragon Matsuri. She says ~dragon~ way too many times and worse she says this everywhere in the song. Besides that, I’m guessing it’s supposed to be cute since she does the cute yelps, but the song was so annoying, music-wise it was nice to hear some oriental tonage…that was nice…but…otherwise I’d pass it up.
9. Tsuki no Sakura
This song sounds oddly familiar to something off of “Spade” and/or “Tsuki no Usagi”. The laidback rock arrangement and even more laidback Kana whose vocals are actually alright here and sounds like it has potential to be good. I guess there could’ve been more sound coming from the tune but it’s alright.
10. Moon Wings ~Dragon no Hikari~
Ending off another album with a Moon Wings song (she had two on “Tsuki no Usagi”). The song is totally different from the other songs because this is just a pure acoustic track with Kana singing. Problem is is that Dragon no Hikari is mostly in English and pretty bad English at that since I couldn’t understand and even worse is that the song is a ballad which means long notes and it’s terribly obvious she can’t hold these notes cuz she cracks so badly. Then she pulls off these whistle notes which aren’t as bad but they aren’t supported well enough…kind of a bad way to end the album.
Tsuki no Sakura
Song of Avoidance
So after a 3 year break, MOON -kana- returns with MOON DRAGON and while I don’t think it’s better than “Spade” it is somewhat better than “Tsuki no Usagi” in the way the arrangements are a bit more solid and have some variety. Her singing also has gotten better, but it kind of sucks that she repeated way too much here than on previous albums. Not horrible, but not that good either.