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Yun*chi – Your song* December 2, 2013

Filed under: Yun*chi — solarblade @ 3:29 pm

yoursong

Track Listing

  1. Your song*
  2. Waon* with IroKokoro Project
  3. Fuzzy*
  4. Your song* (instrumental)
  5. Waon* with IroKokoro Project (instrumental)
  6. Fuzzy* (instrumental)

1. Your song*

Getting into Your song*, I was wondering how she’d move her electro sound and it actually is like a lot of her promo songs having a heavier beat.  Yun*chi’s vocals are a bit cuter than those songs though.  I like the beat and sound but it does sound like its been done before so the song does feel somewhat bland.  Not bad, but forgettable.

2. Waon* with IroKokoro Project

I actually had to research what IroKokoro Project was and it turns out that it’s a YouTube dubbing group (which is in the same veins like Beckii Cruel and etc.) so seeing this group mix it up with Yun*chi (who’s actually sticking with getting to be known more from the internet).  Waon* seems like a cheer song to me and I found this to be instantly catchy and hearing Yun*chi lead while IKP kind of followed her lines.  I enjoyed the beat and luckily Yun*chi’s vocals aren’t really as high as they usually are.

3. Fuzzy*

The other B-side though took the cake in my opinion.  It sounds like an 80’s song with its synth usage and beat and mixed in with Yun*chi’s vocals, its got such charm that I couldn’t help but love it!  I just fell in love with the song and is definitely the best from the single for sure.

 

 

Wow, finally an actual single?  I actually really enjoyed seeing Yun*chi release a single that didn’t turn boring…actually it got better as it went along.  Your song* was OK, but a bit generic, Waon* was cute and the collaborative effort was a nice touch to add some color to the song while Fuzzy* was just a cool new wave track and suited Yun*chi quite nicely.  Overall, it was a nice single from her and can’t wait to see what’s next for her.

 

Yun*chi – Shake you* November 22, 2013

Filed under: Yun*chi — solarblade @ 4:53 am

shakeyou

Track Listing

  1. Shake you*
  2. dual*
  3. Road*
  4. VOYAGER*
  5. Shooting star*

1. Shake you*

Opening her 2nd mini-album, Shake you* is actually a lot better of a song to promote the album than what “Reverb*” was to her debut mini.  It’s more of that electropop, but this one actually sounds a lot stronger and has a pretty nice beat to it.  Yun*chi’s vocals also do sound a bit stronger, but still a bit off at different points of the song.  I like it, but it’s not exactly on the highest of the electropop craze…still it’s a good way to kick things off.

2. dual*

I think dual* was also used a promo material as well and unlike the glossy “Shake you*”, dual* is a very lowkey but also odd song for Yun*chi because it lies in it’s weird rhythm sections and the electronics are so haphazardly placed so it has this original and unique sound.  It’s a strange song and I’m still kind of unsure how I feel about it.

3. Road*

I was kind of surprised we moved from the abstract “dual*” to something a bit more together and yet mysterious which I’m loving the arrangement a LOT.  Yun*chi’s vocals do sound lighter to fit the more acoustic arrangement, but she does stress those higher notes out there so it comes out sharp and a bit awkward, but overall..she seemed to give a sort of “YUKI-like” experience here.

4. VOYAGER*

I was hoping she’d be going back to a bit more of an up-tempo beat for the rest of the mini-album and she sort of does it with VOYAGER* which by going with the title has an outer space kind of emotion to it, which sounded pretty nice!  Though once again those high notes are a bit rough and you can hear her struggle trying to keep on pitch lol.  Not the best, but it’s passable.

5. Shooting star*

Ending the mini-album is the eponymous ballad, Shooting star* and with as thin of vocals Yun*chi has, I was clearly worried here since she didn’t do that from her first mini.  I do feel like she was going for more of a dramatic tune, but with her voice being as shrill as it is, it just didn’t work…especially the chorus where she even made me shudder because her voice just created this huge rift between the arrangement and herself…ick!

 

 

Being her 2nd mini-album, Shake you* might be in the same vicinity as how I felt with “Yun*chi*”.  She did come out strong with the title track but the quality started to decline after that.  dual* was OK and pretty different from something I’d expect from her and Road* too but her vocals started to get on my nerves.  It wasn’t until the last two tracks where it just became hard to get through the songs.  I feel like she’d do better with edgier songs (ala MEG) and less on the ballads and cute songs, but it’s just my opinion.  Overall, it was just OK >.<

 

Yun*chi – Yun*chi December 4, 2012

Filed under: Yun*chi — solarblade @ 9:31 pm

yunchi

Track Listing

  1. Reverb*
  2. Guruguru*
  3. Believe*
  4. Mekurumekuru*
  5. Surfer*

1. Reverb*

When I first heard this song (promo song), I kind of thought it was Nakata at the reins, but it really is kz (who I know of through his VOCALOID works).  Reverb* is a pretty sparkly little technopop track that suits the atmosphere.  I quite like the song a bit but Yun*chi’s vocals remind me of YUKI’s vocals in an odd way.  Still the song is catchy and the chorus is bumpin’!  I quite like the song despite the vocals being a little meh.

2. Guruguru

The rest of the mini is also produced by kz and I’m happy with that decision.  Our next track on the mini, Guruguru takes off the multitudes of auto-tune from the previous track so we get to hear more of what Yun*chi sounds like naturally which really sounds like YUKI.  The song at first sounded nice but then there’s that dubstep breaking into the track and I’m just kind of like over it. 

3. Believe*

Yun*chi slows down for the third track and the vocal filters return which isn’t toally bad because I like the light-hearted nature of this song since she sounds cute and the slow-moving arrangement is kind of fantasy-like.  It’s a nice song though overall.

4. Mekurumekuru*

Mekurumekuru* could be considered similar to the previous track, but this song is a bit more vibrant with a bit more oomph going on in the track and I’m loving the deep synths in the verses.  Though her voice kind of irks me in the song…it’s really shrill and doesn’t fit the arrangement much.

5. Surfer*

The mini ends with Surfer* which sounds so totally unlike the rest of the mini-album.  I kind of like the 80’s vibe I get from this song and while Yun*chi kind of shrills on by.  It’s a cute song though, but I don’t think Yun*chi got the title right (it sounds like she’s saying sofa XD).  Oh well lol

 

 

I’m surprised that Yun*chi is from the same label as Kyarypamyupamyu but then again with her slight electropop style, it really isn’t that surpising.  Her self-titled debut mini isn’t bad but there’s not a lot to remember it by (kind of like how I felt about “Moshi Moshi Harajuku”).  I’m sure she’ll get better after this but this mini isn’t totally memorable for me.