As the Fall 2010 heads to its midpoint, its time to take a look of some Anime Music I decided to try out. Besides the MM! opening single I reviewed at Anime Instrumentality Blog, the other singles I tried out was pretty good. This is why I would like to share my brief thoughts about them. 1
絆-kizunairo-色 (Lia) – Fortune Arterial
I had mixed feelings about “絆-kizunairo-色” since it sounded a bit rough compared to her previous tracks… Several seconds in, Lia lacked clarity and it almost sounded like a Vocaloid. Besides from that, the instrumentals were pretty good.
Also included in the single is her version of “I miss you”, which actually sounded better than the opening song. I have yet listen to Veil’s version of the track used in the show, so I will give it a try later on.
Moon Signal (sphere) – Otome Youkai Zakuro
I love this song since it was so upbeat and the singing was good. There were a few moments where Toyosaki Aki sang that sounded meh. Otherwise, the other three girls’ performance was good.
Hopefully, I will begin writing a review on this single pretty soon, so look forward for it.
Down Town / Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara –(Sakamoto Maaya) – Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Even though Shaft’s effort on Soredemo was mediocre, the opening and ending songs don’t have to be. After I read zzeroparticle’s review on the single, I was convinced and tried out this single. It had the goodness of Sakamoto Maaya’s singing from the previous albums. So, if you are not watching the show, take a listen to this single anyway and you will be quite amazed show good it sounds.
Seikai wa Hitotsu! Ja nai!! – Milky Holmes
If the show is so sugary, why not have an opening that causes diabetes from the sweetness? Well, “Seikai wa Hitotsu! Ja nai!!” Is just that and I actually enjoy it. Like the over the top cuteness, the song is extremely upbeat and fun to listen to. The singing was average, but not enough to make it unappealing.
Also, the B-side track was okay, but not as enjoyable compared to the first track.
To my surprise, the Fall 2010 songs are rather good besides the one single I mentioned. Hopefully this trend continues when the ending theme singles release.