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Momoiro Clover Z – GOUNN December 2, 2013

Filed under: Momoiro Clover Z — solarblade @ 5:05 pm

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Track Listing

  1. GOUNN
  2. Itsuka Kimi ga
  3. Momoiro Taiko Dodon-ga Setsu (Regular edition only)
  4. GOUNN (Inst.)
  5. Itsuka Kimi ga (Inst.)
  6. Momoiro Taiko Dodon-ga Setsu (Inst.)

1. GOUNN

With the single covers, I knew they were going to go for more of an Indian vibe and it shows with the intro with the sitars and drums.  Though it moves to one of the girls opening solo with a piano melody but luckily it moves back to a more upbeat sound mixed with their Indian instruments.  The song has a lot of triplets throughout which makes me lose time with the song a couple times.  It’s not a bad song actually, though it might be forgettable as the era continues on so I’m not sure how well it’ll do.

2. Itsuka Kimi ga

The main B-side comes next and was surprised that it kind of sounds typical idol (and that’s a BIG thing to say about MomocloZ).  This basic approach to fans of theirs might be refreshing, but considering how many idol groups I follow, this is REALLY bland for me.  Though vocally, they’ve started to slightly focus on keeping melody.  I think as a whole, this song is a bit forgettable, just doesn’t really do much for me.

3. Momoiro Taiko Dodon-ga Setsu

Well, I was wondering where the WTF MomocloZ went to for the single and they bring it with the 2nd B-side (which is only on Regular editions).  They mixed a pop/rock arrangement with the beats of taiko drums which is pretty funny.  It’s a fun song to listen to and while it’s not at the level of other *weird* songs, this is actually a nice tune to make up for “Itsuka Kimi ga”.

 

 

It was quite a while before MomocloZ actually would start a new era off and GOUNN isn’t totally a great single to start things off with.  GOUNN’s Indian motif was a nice shot and it might grow on me, but I do not know yet.  Itsuka Kimi ga was surprisingly run-of-the-mill but I guess this could be considered the weird song since MomocloZ hasn’t done that in a while.  Momoiro Taiko Dodon-ga Setsu was a nice reprieval, but I don’t think it’s bizarro enough to last.  I hope they get better after this single.

 

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