Keiko's solo debut (after 2020)

ritarudandoo

I like Yuki
I can't believe no one mentions Hikaru when talking about over-expression/emoting :XD:
But with Hikaru the over-expression/emoting only shows in her facial expressions, while I believe Terry Tsurugi was talking about expression/emoting in singing and how it affects their voices. Agree on that point though because when Keiko found that "right" level of emoting and restraining she always sounded great.

Btw I've watched the whole live. Liked it just fine. Houseki is indeed amazing. Looking forward to Tameiki no Kieru Machi (this got a big yes from me) and Akane album version. Also Ray has grown on me a lot, I had the chorus stuck on my head this whole day. Also Keiko your band sux just use karaoke next time because I don't like the muted bgm on almost every songs.
 

Nightmare

Yuki is my reason for existence
But with Hikaru the over-expression/emoting only shows in her facial expressions, while I believe Terry Tsurugi was talking about expression/emoting in singing and how it affects their voices. Agree on that point though because when Keiko found that "right" level of emoting and restraining she always sounded great.
Doesn't she overexpress too in singing? I always thought she stopping her long notes just to overemote or smth (Annoying for me). I think it's kinda minimal on studio version but it shows during their lives. Let's sayyy neverending, destination unknown, aria, sprinter to the point I can only hear airy voice. Tho I could be wrong lol

Lol I can almost feel our monthly cpm rant by our queen now I'm excited :ohoho:
 
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wat11

Sailor Yuki
I'm not sure if I like Houseki either... but I don't remember the past lives so whatever.

=Just listened to a past live, even though it's with FJ, I thought Keiko sounded better in that past live. =

Keiko just find a good band and vocal coach or smth...

I think we tend to think of Hikaru's face whenever we listen to her and combine her reactions with her singing. but I guess there is extra stress on the syllables sometimes and that's causing "over-emotion".
 

Atlas Star

Dripping with Kajiura
I actually really enjoy Nanairo no Finale but yea it sounds mad generic and recycled scrap sculpture — I kept thinking the song would end and it just kept going lmao it’s your typical feel good finale song
 

ritarudandoo

I like Yuki
That was her way of skipping out on sustaining long notes. Your ears should be thankful! :listen:
Still confused and weirded by Hikaru cutting her notes in sprinter and ARIA but held that 20something secs note in destination unknown live 2016... Like why cut the notes that aren't even long and high but sustain the one that's already long enough and makes it like twice as long

Back to Keiko, i can't stop listening to Tameiki no Kieru Machi hmmm what a Keikofag i am
 

Saber

I like Yuki
It's sad because Keiko's voice is in good condition but her singing style now is, I'm sorry to say, pretty atrocious. Over-emoting, extremely inconsistent larynx placement, vowels that are too wide, shouting/volume issues... I could go on. She's clearly not the same as when she's singing Kajiura's songs in the past, for better or for worse. At least her style in FJ lives are pretty unaffected.

The new song Kajiura wrote for her is all over the place. It's so hilariously bad that it sounds like something she pulled out of her trashcan of songs that should not have been written.

Glad to see Keiko's enjoying herself at least.
 

george1234

Moderator
To me it was similar in style to Chiba Saeko songs Kajiura wrote before. That its not mainstream or anime style doesnt make it bad. But it is repeatitive and that bugs me and there is no bridge too.
 
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wat11

Sailor Yuki
i'm with saber.. it saddens me greatly to see Keiko this way but it's undeniably bad (at least for me).
but it made me go back to songs where she is awesome:)
 

ritarudandoo

I like Yuki
Tbh i really don't feel that Keiko was over-emoting in her solo concert as i feel like she was more over-emoting on Kalafina 10th anniversary live. Same as shouting and volume issues (it was pretty bad in that live and it was already being smoothened in the live DVD) but Keiko has always this kind of issue since forever. Inconsistent larynx placement is kinda debatable i guess because we're just too used to listening to her always lowering her larynx when she sang in KalaFJ. She consciously and deliberately opted to sing like that in order to "present a new Keiko" or smth tho :/

Maybe it's just me being a big Keikofag but to me she doesn't sound as bad as most people here make her seems to be. Like at least in 10/12 songs she pretty much nailed almost all the notes and when she sang the way we're used to imo she sounded enjoyable. Part of me is still kinda frustrated tho because ehhh Keiko why you should stick to your usual singing style because that's what sets you apart from other female jpop singers
 
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Saber

I like Yuki
Avex released a recap of the live with snippets.

Nanairo no Finale is still as bad as the first listen even after the audio correction. The pitch correction is a bit too excessive for my liking, Keiko was a little flat but nothing that needed this much autotune.
 
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