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faylan – mind as Judgment September 9, 2010

Filed under: faylan — solarblade @ 10:14 pm

Track Listing

  1. mind as Judgment
  2. Houmatsu no Kotoritachi
  3. mind as Judgment (off vocal)
  4. Houmatsu no Kotoritachi (off vocal)

1. mind as Judgment

For being faylan’s debut single under Lantis, mind as Judgment definitely fixed everything that was wrong with “AROUSING SOUL” because, well the arrangement is more wild and filled with guitars and blazing synths and even better is faylan’s interest is great here.  If there was a good upbeat anime song, I’d put mind as Judgment near the top since it doesn’t let up in its energetic side at all.  Love this song!

2. Houmatsu no Kotoritachi

For faylan’s first B-side of her career, Houmatsu no Kotoritachi takes a more calmer side and kind of sound like a mix of what she sounds like now and what “Gekka no Rasen” sounds like.  I was happy that I wasn’t so bored with the song but that chorus is kind of weaker than the verses…but it’s probably just the use of guitars, but it’s not bad of a song.

 

 

faylan’s debut as a Lantis artist kicked a lot of ass.  I’m really happy to see that she really amped up for mind as Judgment and stands as one of the better anime songs out there right now.  Houmatsu no Kotoritachi is alright and is B-side material for sure.

 

faylan – AROUSING SOUL

Filed under: faylan — solarblade @ 10:03 pm

Track Listing

  1. AROUSING SOUL
  2. AROUSING SOUL (Instrumental)

1. AROUSING SOUL

After the traditional sounding “Gekka no Rasen”, faylan finally makes a stronger effect with AROUSING SOUL which shows off her singing to a more rock-ladened song.  However, sometimes I think faylan is kind of taking this song as a lighter side and leaving the arrangement to power the song.  Still her voice continues to sound great for sure!

 

 

In a way, AROUSING SOUL begins the “Polaris” era and shall also be classified as faylan’s only indies release in the era before joining Lantis.  AROUSING SOUL shows us what’s to come from her and luckily this might be my least favorite of the A-sides so that should tell ya that she’s gotten better since.

 

faylan – Gekka no Rasen

Filed under: faylan — solarblade @ 9:54 pm

Track Listing

  1. Gekka no Rasen
  2. Gekka no Rasen (Kon ni Yoru Main Theme)
  3. Gekka no Rasen (Instrumental Ver.)
  4. Gekka no Rasen (Karaoke Ver.)

1. Gekka no Rasen

I’m surprised faylan debuted with a rather traditional Japanese sounding song like Gekka no Rasen.  Since it is fitting as an anime tie-in (which it is), I thought this some came off quite nicely and showed off faylan’s vocals quite nicely even though it is a ballad.  Also it’s one of the few songs right now that doesn’t have the electric guitar present which is also something nice.

 

 

I’m a little sad that Gekka no Rasen isn’t on her debut album, “Polaris” because this is really good of a song.  I like the opening a lot and faylan’s vocals are already sounding very pretty (especially for someone who’s debuting).  Still, no Gekka no Rasen and “Senjou ni Saita Ichirin no Hana”?  Such a crime XD

 

faylan – Senjou ni Saita Ichirin no Hana August 2, 2010

Filed under: faylan — solarblade @ 4:51 pm

Track Listing

  1. Senjou ni Saita Ichirin no Hana
  2. Tobe Aoi Tori
  3. Senjou ni Saita Ichirin no Hana (off vocal)
  4. Tobe Aoi Tori (off vocal)

1. Senjou ni Saita Ichirin no Hana

After having so many rock songs from faylan, it seems she wants to be epic for this song.  It opens up with only faylan singing by herself before some strings enter in.  I was really surprised by her vocals since they were really strong.  After that, her guitar-ladened sound returns but it sounds really good since it mixes with a lot of shakuhachi giving it this battle-like sound.  It’s definitely faylan’s best song since “errand”.

2. Tobe Aoi Tori

Oh I love the opening to Tobe Aoi Tori since it’s so haunting and chilling to listen to.  About that, it’s a pretty lengthy opening as well that last about a minute and 40 seconds long.  Once it reaches that mark the song opens up and more instruments and shakuhachi are reintroduced again.  It might be a continuation of “Senjou ni Saita Ichirin no Hana” but this was a little more folkish, but with a rock twist.  This was just as good as the A-side if not better.

 

 

I am so disappointed that Senjou ni Saita Ichirin no Hana is not on, “Polaris” which is faylan’s debut album coming out after this release.  This single is definitely her best one yet and it sounded so epic from opening to ending.  Both songs just are great and made up for the somewhat lacking “SERIOUS-AGE”.  Oh well, can’t have epic on an album I guess *sad face*

 

faylan – SERIOUS-AGE May 29, 2010

Filed under: faylan — solarblade @ 6:47 pm

Track Listing

  1. SERIOUS-AGE
  2. spring ~Kimi to no Melody~
  3. SERIOUS-AGE (off vocal)
  4. spring ~Kimi to no Melody~ (off vocal)

1. SERIOUS-AGE

While her last single “Errand” had a similar sound and feel, SERIOUS-AGE might have the upperhand when it comes to energy because I just love the guitar progression and faylan’s vocals as well.  Her vocals are lower than a lot of anison singers, but she has a strong control over it as well and she shows that with this song.  Now since she’s a guitarist I think, she plays well here as well.  Pretty awesome song for a rather new singer.

2. spring ~Kimi to no Melody~

spring however takes a much lighter route here.  It kind of seems like the yin-yang single because of spring’s rather upbeat sound.  I don’t think of it as much as “SERIOUS-AGE” but this was pretty good B-side wise since it’s still fun to listen to and has the anime-ish feel to it.  As for faylan’s vocals it seems she went higher this time, but it does make sense.  Still good B-side.

 

 

As this is faylan’s 4th major label single and 6th overall, SERIOUS-AGE isn’t too bad of a single.  Two different moods spread to two songs made it a pretty good choice.  I didn’t see too many problems in the songs that were bad so I’m pretty consent with this single.