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Kaela Kimura – OLE!OH! August 11, 2014

Filed under: Kaela Kimura — solarblade @ 6:01 pm

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Track Listing

  1. OLE!OH!
  2. MAKE THIS DREAM REAL
  3. Usagi to Otsukisama

1. OLE!OH!

So Kaela returns with OLE!OH! begins with a nice countdown and a sort-of 80’s riff in arrangement!  Of course Kaela is still at her peppy feel and it just adds to the cute and fun feel I get from this song.  It’s not as oddball as some of her previous singles, but it’s definitely a cute track to listen to that’s for sure.

2. MAKE THE DREAM REAL

When I heard the next track, I was kind of like wait…this song and “OLE!OH!” kind of has a similar tone with the synths used here.  Though the biggest difference is the pace and tone of the track is quite different and I actually enjoyed listening to this track a lot more.  I feel like this one had more of an 80’s influence.  Definitely the best from the single, but it’s no surprise since I enjoy these kind of tunes.

3. Usagi to Otsukisama

Then we have our other B-side, Usagi to Otsukisama and it’s a 180 from the rest of the single  It’s a ballad (almost a lullaby actually) and focuses on more of an acoustic style here well…at least until the 1:25 mark where the song kind of explodes into a more laidback rock ballad.  It’s a nice track overall, a little out of place on the single but eh.

 

 

After releasing her 2nd best “10years”, Kaela returns to the drawing board with a new single, OLE!OH!.  I must say that it was at least better than her last single, “Sun shower” which is great! OLE!OH! was fun and full of personality and was a good choice for an A-side, but I much prefer MAKE THIS DREAM REAL since Kaela sung it well and it sounded REALLY nice to me.  Usagi to Otsukisama was a nice track to close the single, but weird to be after two 80’s influenced tracks…Can’t wait to see her future releases ^^

 

T.M.Revolution – Tsuki Yabureru – Time to SMASH!

Filed under: T.M.Revolution — solarblade @ 5:26 pm

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Track Listing

  1. Tsuki Yabureru – Time to SMASH!
  2. Thread of fate
  3. Tsuki Yabureru – Time to SMASH! (Original Backing Track)
  4. Thread of fate (Original Backing Track)
  5. Tsuki Yabureru – Time to SMASH! (Anime Version)
  6. Thread of fate (Anime Version)

1. Tsuki Yabureru – Time to SMASH!

Wow, Takanori actually is active again lol!  Anyways, we have Tsuki Yabureru  begun strong with him singing with guitar, but I felt like the intro was kind of meh when it was going through its beginning interlude (like there should be powerful drums, rather than dance beats).  Basically I feel like this song is a watered down “Naked arms” with the similar speed and drive.  Also, it’s a pretty short track at a little under 3 minutes as well.  I don’t know but I feel like I was expecting more from a song like this and was disappointed in the turnout.

2. Thread of fate

As for the B-side, Thread of fate has a bit more of a toned down feel which is cool since Takanori can give a more pronounced performance.  The arrangement isn’t exactly totally intriguing, but at least it doesn’t feel weak like the A-side was.  After a while the song just kind of fades my attention away unfortunately…it comes off as an album song more or less.  I don’t know it’s better than “Tsuki Yabureru” but not by much.

 

 

Feels like forever since T.M.R. released something (though I’d rather have abingdon boys school back) and sadly, Tsuki Yabureru wasn’t all that memorable of a single.  Maybe it’s just me but Tsuki Yabureru sounds a lot like “Naked arms” without the energy behind it and that kind of disappointed whereas Thread of fate just kind of was there…not terrible, but nothing that’ll say come back to me.  With another single on the horizon, “Phantom pain”, I hope he can redeem himself.