Saturday, October 15, 2011

秋 秋 Autumn Luruh Fall

It's getting cold lately during the night, yet the day is still warm.

I'm still wearing summer clothes with a summer jacket during the day. (My lab is too warm. huhuhu)

Here's the review for After Eden's album promised so long ago.

1. Eden

A good opener, I guess. It's a song of hope and dreams. An uplifting song. Wakana and Hikaru 's voices blend together well, moreover for Hikaru. Keiko, as usual a great support, adding more depth to the song.

2. sandpiper

at first, I thought it was mezame from Fiction Junction. haha, but when Hikaru's voice comes out, it's Kalafina that I'm hearing. Love it and I like the chorus part the best! This song can be count as a ballad. Have Jpop-ish feeling in Kalafina's song is not quite bad.

4. kugatsu (September)

I like the piano in here. Sweet but it's kind of sad. I'm a fan of Wakana, so I really love her singing part in here. But I can feel that Hikaru's getting better with songs like this. There's flute too. Hearing Kalafina singing love songs are the best.

5. in your eyes

Not much of my taste, but Keiko part when she sings "kura kura" seems fun.

6. destination unknown

one of the songs I love on this album. No more said. Hikaru sets the dark mood need for the song. Keiko rocks this song.

8. kotonoha

WAKANA!!!!!! a ballad song! I love this song soooooo much that I keep on replaying the song! Thank you BleedyLegend for uploading a video with subs for this song!

11. mune no yukue

The best song for me!!!!! I love Keiko's voice in here! I wish she sings more songs like this! This songs really brings out her best!! (for me, kakakaka)

13. symphonia

A great song with all theirs voices combined together. A little bit different from their previous album too. But I like the song composition. Keiko as the opener, then Hikaru comes in, Wakana sings the chorus. I want to hear they sing live with this song!

All in all, After Eden is different from their previous albums. It's like Yuki Kajiura is experimenting each voices to the fullest potential, at the same time composing songs that quite different from before {I believe with simpler composition(?)}. A lot of songs have their voices as background music instead of using instruments. My only wish is that they put in sapphire in this album.

I think that this album is an enjoyable album for those whose hearing Kalafina for the first time. Hikaru takes the main stage in this album, and Wakana sings the chorus part a lot. Keiko is a great support, but I wish that she have more songs like Mune no yukue!!

Till then,

good night