Hikari no Amaoto (instrumental)
Mizu wo Utsusu Mono
Nagareru Kago no Naka
Mizu wo Utsusu Mono (off vocal)
Nagareru Kago no Naka (off vocal)
1. Hikari no Amaoto (instrumental)
I never understand why singles have intro songs on them and I probably never will. Hikari no Amaoto opens up this single like I would’ve thought so. There’s synths, piano, and some other interesting choices of sound playing while the background has a rainstorm going. After that, the rain stops and is replaced by harp, flute, and strings. That transition was really nice and the melody of the flute sounds super nice. Very nice intro.
2. Mizu wo Utsusu Mono
Going into the two important songs of the single, Mizu wo Utsusu Mono is definitely what I was expecting from Haruka since she’s like one of the perfect voices for folk-like music. Of course I’m liking the arrangement since it flows nicely, fits Haruka’s style very well and her vocals aren’t as tight as they are sometimes in her stuff. It does remind me of the stuff she’s done on the VOLKSLIED albums so that’s a plus.
3. Nagareru Kago no Naka
Then of course the last song of the single is more of a folkish ballad which doesn’t surprise me either. I do love the amount of strings present for the song since they push out the sadness of the song. I’ll be honest, but she’s got better ballads, but I do like the flow of the song since it’s slow and a little waltz-y in places. I even hear marimba in there too…strange but cool beans.
Now I don’t know what exactly is the deal with Haruka and SACRED DOORS, but I do know this isn’t the first time she had a tie-in to this series (not a surprise). It’s pretty a pretty normal release for her since it’s just mostly her normal style here. Hikari no Amaoto though is a pretty introduction though, that I’ll admit.