Single review: “This game” by Konomi Suzuki

Konomi Suzuki is a Japanese singer who won the 4th Animax All-Japan Anison Grand Prix in 2011 at the age of 14. This game is her 6th single.

Release date: 21st of May, 2014

Track List:
1. This game
2. Delighting
3. Cyber Thunder Cider
4. This game (Instrumental)
5. Delighting (Instrumental)

1. This game
An enchanting piano melody starts off the song, quickly creating a cheerful and lively aura. Although, it doesn’t stay peaceful for long, it’s soon joined by aggressive bass lines and energy-filled vocals which is done impressively. The bridges are done extremely well, they transition without losing speed or impact. Konomi delivered confident and powerful throughout the song, keeping the whole track solid. The instrumentals were elaborate and captivating to the fullest. Yup, a great way to start off this single!

2. Delighting
A more simple version of This game, but has more of a techno edge to it. Delighting is delivered fairly quickly thanks to the fast electronic beats and Konomi’s swift singing. But other than that, there’s not much to point out due to it being a toned down version of the previous track.

3. Cyber Thunder Cider
Cyber Thunder Cider added another side of the single which is needed since Delighting was a simplified version of This game. A short track filled with synths and filtered vocals. It starts off with fast, filtered chanting until Konomi’s vocals blitz through with a very memorable chorus. Konomi is able to maintain her vocals and keep up with the complex instrumentals, despite the increasing speed from verse to chorus. Yup, great way to finish the single too!

This game is a great single with two outstanding songs. Konomi Suzuki managed to deliver such powerful tracks that must be listened to multiple times!

Rating: 4/5

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Ahaha, I think I’ve lost my ability to write reviews Moira! I’m no good at writing stuff.

Single review: “CHOIR JAIL” by Konomi Suzuki

Konomi Suzuki is a Japanese singer who won the 4th Animax All-Japan Anison Grand Prix in 2011 at the age of 14. CHOIR JAIL is her first single.

Release date: 25th of April, 2012

Track List:
1. CHOIR JAIL
2. Zanzou Mirai
3. CHOIR JAIL (Instrumental)
4. Zanzou Mirai (Instrumental)

1. CHOIR JAIL
My first thoughts on this song was that it definitely doesn’t sound like DAYS of DASH. CHOIR JAIL has a gothic sort of theme to it with very dark vocals to add at the start, but then it eventually tones down a bit. It starts off with some sort of organ instrument that I’m not familiar with then the vocals starts to join in followed by the drums and some electric guitars too. It’s got an odd beat in my opinion, but it really works for this song. The rhythm of the song has a really good tempo to it too!
I really enjoyed this so and I also think that it’s a great song, but it’s not as good as DAYS of DASH in my opinion.

2. Zanzou Mirai
When I first heard this song, I thought it was exactly the same, just slower… It has a few differences and played at a different speed, but it’s essentially the same song. This version of the song has a much more sad tone to it, but it still has a gothic ring to it. The vocals seem to be just a little bit nicer, but it’s still a fierce song like CHOIR JAIL. The song even includes a tune similar to a music box which I really like about this song.

All in all, I think this is a good single but not as good as the DAYS of DASH single.I’m sure a lot of people would disagree with me on this though, Moira being one of those people.  Out of these two songs, I prefer CHOIR JAIL  over Zanzou Mirai. 

Thanks to 123 of Tsukiyo no Hikari and Yuki Nagato of Japanese Melodia for recommending this to me! I know I should have reviewed this earlier! I’m so slow at everything!

Rating: 3/5

Austinatious Out!

Single review: “DAYS of DASH” by Konomi Suzuki

Konomi Suzuki is a Japanese singer who won the 4th Animax All-Japan Anison Grand Prix in 2011 at the age of 14. DAYS of DASH is her second single.

Release date: November 21, 2012

Track List:

1. DAYS of DASH
2. Fly to the stars
3. DAYS of DASH (Instrumental)
4. Fly to the stars (Instrumental)

1. DAYS of DASH
This song is the first ending theme of the anime “Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo.” (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)
The whole vibe of the song is generally happy and cheerful. It really sets the mood for having a get together with your friends. It has a balanced beat to it and simply sounds great. The song has a chorus of guitars, keyboard, drums and some great vocals. It starts out with some keyboards and drums, then suddenly the guitars and the vocals kicks in with some killer high notes. There is something about this song that I absolutely love!

2. Fly to the stars
So this is another song from Konomi Suzuki and it’s everything I expected it to be. This maintains the whole single style, being happy and cheerful. It has a few piano parts,some guitar and I detected some drums too and it all plays into each other very well. It’s got a nice melody to it and her singing is in tune to it as well. She also gets some high notes in this song again too which I’m very fond of for some reason. I don’t mind this song, but it isn’t as powerful as DAYS of DASH to me. There just needs to be a little bit more in my opinion.

3.DAYS of DASH (Instrumental) & 4.Fly to the stars (Instrumental)
It’s exactly what the title says, an instrumental so I don’t think there really needs to be an explanation for this.

This single keeps into the happy and cheery style of it all. The A-side has a really good orchestra of various instruments with some great high notes added to it. The B-side was alright in my opinion, the instruments and vocals all blend into with each other but it just wasn’t as great as DAYS of DASH to me.

Rating:4/5

Anyway, that was my first single review, I just hope I did a good job at it >.<…..

Austinatious out!!