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Eri Kitamura – Miracle Gliders January 16, 2013

Filed under: Eri Kitamura — solarblade @ 4:28 am

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Track Listing

  1. Miracle Gliders
  2. Over ~Yozora no Yakusoku~
  3. Miracle Gliders -off vocal ver.-
  4. Over ~Yozora no Yakusoku~ -off vocal ver.-

1. Miracle Gliders

I know that Eri is an anison singer and all and honestly, after “Destiny” I wasn’t surprised she followed it up with Miracle Gliders which is less rock and a bit more of a lighthearted experience.  There are guitars present but they do take a backseat to all that glitzy synthage that’s going on!  It’s not a bad track though and I can see myself enjoying this after some more listens, but it’s definitely not at the level of her last single.

2. Over ~Yozora no Yakusoku~

The B-side though starts off slow with this kind of darker and dragging in the mud feel which is rather unique right?  As a tame rock ballad, Over is OK, nothing really to make it memorable as I feel Eri doesn’t seem to be making her voice powerful as the arrangement seems to call for it.  It’s just a safe song and I’m not exactly a fan of it.

 

 

I was so pumped up with “Destiny” and coming into Miracle Gliders, I was was pretty disappointed with the single.  I mean OK, Miracle Gliders is a pretty nice anison track, but Over was just too uneventful for me and seemed to kind of fade in the background.  Hope she comes back with a stronger single with a bit more effort!

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Eri Kitamura – Destiny November 8, 2012

Filed under: Eri Kitamura — solarblade @ 11:02 am

Track Listing

  1. Destiny
  2. SHINE
  3. Destiny -off vocal ver.-
  4. SHINE -off vocal ver.-

1. Destiny

Even though I listened to her first album, Destiny marks as my first A-side reviewed!  As I’m already used to her through ARTERY VEIN, Destiny does come off as familar to me since it’s got a heavy anison feel with guitars, piano, and strings which is always a good mix if treated the right way.  Eri sounds great though and she powers through quite easily!  This is pretty awesome for the most part but I like “re;story” much better.

2. SHINE

SHINE at first sounded like it was going to be the ballad because it was slower and simple but then furious guitar riffs and a heavier instrumentation is added in and I’M LOVING this a lot!!  Eri’s vocals are so good and the chorus slows down giving it an epic touch.  It’s a really powerful song (much louder than “Destiny” shockingly enough). 

 

 

Eri begins her second era with a pretty awesome single in Destiny.  I was hoping that Eri would do more darker stuff like some of the songs from “RE;STORY” and it’s great that she did and both the leading track and SHINE are great examples of that.  If you want a good place to start, I’d say this is a worthy place *RECOMMENDED*