Ayane – Phenogram



  1. Phenogram
  2. Kakegae no Nai Omoi Zutto Issho ni
  3. Phenogram (off vocal)
  4. Kakegae no Nai Omoi Zutto Issho ni (off vocal)


1. Phenogram

It’s great that 5pb have gone with a different genre for this single. Phenogram is a gritty ani-rock song that’s just filled with energy. There’s a lot more guitar focus and some industrial synth sounds, and the drumming is pretty cool too, although the pounding beat does get a bit wearing at times. Ayane is sounding pretty solid in here too. I do think the drums could have been toned down a bit and the guitars mixed a bit louder, but on the whole it’s a very good A-side!

2. Kakegae no Nai Omoi Zutto Issho ni

Slow piano and light synths open the next song, which I assumed was going to be a ballad. But instead we get a nice pop piece, with much more synth focus. I like the harmonising guitars in the interludes and the driving trance-like bass line. The synth/guitar solo was a nice touch too! While the arrangement isn’t that special, it’s a nice follow up to Phenogram. Not bad!

This single was SO MUCH BETTER than her last one. Both songs suited Ayane’s voice well, I think she does much better with a pop-anison-rock style. Seems like her songriters know what they’re doing now =P. Good single.

Rating: 8/10

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