marina – Kimi Tsunagu

Kimi Tsunagu - Towa Yori Towa Ni

Tracklist:

  1. Kimi Tsunagu
  2. Towa Yori Towa ni
  3. Kimi Tsunagu (Off Vocal)
  4. Towa Yori Towa ni (Off Vocal)

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1. Kimi Tsunagu

IF KOKIA decided to do a rock-influenced song, I imagine it would be something like the the intro/verse of Kimi Tsunagu, Chants combine with piano to give an ethnic sound, before guitar enters in the verse to give a heavier feel and  strings and synths also feature. The chorus, although catchy enough, is pretty standard J-Pop though and doesn’t have the same epicness of the verse. I can’t fault marina’s singing on the whole as well. A pretty unique song here, and great debut!

2. Towa Yori Towa ni

Quiet strings and glockenspiel which sound like they’re being played from a record open the B-side in a creepy fashion, but soon the track turns into a pounding metal track. There are gothic influences throughout the track found in the strings, soft harpsichord, chants and especially the waltz-like pre-chorus, but the goth-ness is not really featured in the chorus which is more pop. The guitar solo’s good too, short but sweet. Basically this track is a mix of gothic and metal with some pop influence in the chorus. It’s pretty cool!

marina’s solo debut single was awesome! Going with a rock style a good choice it seems and 5pb have delivered again with some excellent compositions. marina’s voice was good throughout, although it would be nice if she could develop a deeper tone for heavier songs. I’m interested to see where her musical path takes her…

Rating: 9.5/10

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2 Responses to marina – Kimi Tsunagu

  1. Kien says:

    I’m happy to see you who hold Marina’s debut single in such high regard. It is an extremely overlooked and unique masterwork in my opinion, and it is a shame it didn’t get much attention.
    Anyways, I’ve actually managed to get my own blog started, and I have done my first review on Marina’s 3rd single release. If possible, drop by and comment your thoughts. If not…well you can laugh at my bad spelling.

    • Alex says:

      Hehe I haven’t even listened to the single yet… I’m so behind on everything lol. I’ve added your blog to my feed though. Admittedly, I don’t have too much time anymore, so I don’t read/comment on blogs often, but I’ll try to stop by now and then!

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