NO LDK (Live from “dead stock” TOUR 2011″)
Whoa there Mao, let’s not overdo that opening eh? Itsuka to me comes off as a regular rock track from SID and as much as that sounds bad…it kind of isn’t considering their last few singles lol. It’s a bit tame and toned down when compared to their last single “Ranbu no Melody” but this has a nice feel to it though. Mao does a good job of singing the tune and the added strings was a nice touch as well. Though yeah, after their last A-side…I was kind of expecting something different, but this was nice.
I love SID’s B-sides so much more than their lead in songs (which makes me hope for a B-side collection in the future). Akikaze might not be as oddball as some of their previous B-sides, but it’s different enough from “Itsuka” to make an impression on me. I mean it’s brighter and there’s some good light guitar notes in the song that gives it this playful nature. The guitar solo was a bit random, but for a song meaning autumn breeze, this is really nice.
3. NO LDK (Live from “dead stock TOUR 2011”)
Rounding out the single is a live version of the first track off their last album, “dead stock”. I remember having mixed feelings about the song, but the fact that the dance beats are not as prevalent here is nice and the band takes over the song much more. I think they do great when they pull live versions of songs and they pulled off NO LDK quite good.
SID begins a new era with an alright single with Itsuka. After all the awesomeness in the “dead stock” era, it’s really weird that Itsuka kind of pulls them down to a normal level. I still think the B-side, Akikaze was the best off the single…but I think that’s been the norm with SID.