I like Yuki
Welp, I really liked it. I found it a refreshing change of direction from Cutlery's more... idk mainstream(?) or cutesy style.
Really cool video and I really enjoyed Keiko's vocals especially at the 1:00 and the 2:30 marks. She got to use her range (without going down to the really low/dark Kalafina areas), jumping to head voice and back and changing resonance placement on the fly too. All that work she did from her early albums and with KnY is coming together here and paying off in showcasing her as a versatile vocalist, not just "pretty lady with deep voice". It's the use of her varied skills that's one place Yuki Kajiura shines. She is open to (and requires) multiple vocal styles from the same singer and uses them well!
Really looking forward to that! And maybe a kajiurago insert for the FJ live cover version too (you just know that Yuki Kajiura must have imagined something during her composition).The bridge on the Kajifest had to be EVERYTHING with the support of the other girls <3
You said it all! Very photogenic and one of the best poses compared to some of her previous promotional photos.CD cover art is released
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she looked insanely gorgeous omg
I actually would say it is Kajiura's music that brought out the uniqueness and beauty in Wakana's voice within YK's musical world through highlighting her in many different contexts and juxtaposing her with, especially. Keiko and Hikaru, and more so in a tightly developed harmonic structure. She (and the others) may not have gotten to work with those strong, memorable compositions if they hadn't been selected by YK at SpaceCraft. Same with Kaori getting to work early with Revo and his own musical experimentation (though more rock-dominant).Wakana having better songs and can grow as a vocalist is also because she found a producer and frequent composer that imho fits her better than Kajiura was to her.
That's a bit harsh to Hikaru... I know she started out strongly from the get-go and got anime tie-ins. She just couldn't maintain the consistency of quality songs and maybe didn't have the strongest composition/producer support, and of course her voice was limited even though she was often quite experimental in Kalafin...Can't say that same to that other one and let's not talk that trainwreck of a solo career of the other like a dog tuck her tail then come crying to her momma(might sign to highway star but idc)
I disagree with this.It sounds like a battle track that was supposed to have had strings, but used Keiko's vocals instead, rather than an actual song. Just imagine the melody line with a violin - it suddenly makes more sense
+++++++++The song just goes nowhere.
It's far too similar to Hyakka Ryuoran for my tastes, but even Hyakka Ryouran did Keiko better than Yuuyami despite its own similarities to Parallel Hearts.
I'm not too fond of it. I already didn't like the TV version but didn't express my thoughts because I thought the full-size would have something more interesting to it, but it doesn't. I really dislike the repetition of the 5-note melody throughout the whole song, as it makes it feel rather empty and unfinished. Keiko's eehs were the best part of the song, unfortunately. The song just goes nowhere.