Kalafina – Red Moon

First of all, I would like to take this chance to thank edogawaconan again for providing us the scans of Kalafina’s previous album, Seventh Heaven. Now let’s take a look at their new album, Red Moon:

1. red moon
2. Hikari no Senritsu
3. Te to Te to Me to Me
4. fantasia
5. Haru ha Kogane no Yume no Naka*
6. Kyrie
7. Yami no Uta
8. Hoshi no Utai
9. storia
10.intermezzo
11.progressive
12.Lacrimosa
13.I have a dream
*As opposed to what’s listed on English wikipedia and pretty much every other sites, it’s not “..Ougon no Yume..”

Other than “Hikari no Senritsu” that I already added onto my mp3 player (by the way, I will write a post soon of the new songs I added), my choices from this album are “Kyrie” and “I have a dream”, especially the latter one. It’s a very concert-encore-like song. For your information, “I have a dream” is the theme song of the movie of “Eve no Jikan”, which is airing in theatres right now. I might consider adding that song onto my mp3 player.

Chihara Minori – Sing All Love

Since quite a few people asked about the repeated tags of our release of Chihara Minori’s newest album, I will provide the correct tracklist below (which you could have found in the nfo file of our releases, or on the scans provided):

1. Kakusei Filament
2. Final Moratorium
3. Tomorrow’s chance
4. Kakikake no Destiny
5. Kodoku no Kesshou
6. Love Medicine*
7. Amaoto no Veil
8. tea for two
9. PRECIOUS ONE
10.Sakura Pierce
11.Falling heaven’s now
12.Flame
13.Perfect energy
14.sing for you

Yes, I was dead tired when I ripped the album, hence the mistakes. By the way, the concert DVD that comes with the album isn’t that great, DVD-quality-wise… I mean, it’s a bonus item, so what do you expect? As for the choice of songs, I guess they are okay. For me, it’s nice to see “Fragment -Shooting star of the origin-” live.

Sakakibara Yui – You I -Sweet Tuned by 5pb.-

Yes, there’s a lot of yuinyan lately, but most of you don’t mind, do you? Anyway, here comes her new album. It’s mainly a compliation album with songs that should be familiar to you, plus 3 new songs. Let’s take a look at the tracklist:

1. LOOP
2. Toki no Nai Sekai
3. Happiness Houteishiki
4. Soshite Boku ha…
5. Silky Rain
6. Nanairo MERRY→GO→ROUND
7. Magical Generation
8. Distance
9. RISE
10.Deja vu
11.Koi no Honoo
12.Natsu no Inori
13.Eien no Koi
14.Eternal Snow
15.You I -we will be together-

Track 1, 6, and 15 are the new songs. I just finished a game lately that’s full of yuinyan, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected, so I will refrain from making negative comments. No, the new songs are not bad or anything per se, just… yeah, I will save the comments. 😛

ELISA’s 2nd album – Rouge Adolescence

After a VERY fast year (pretty much exactly one year, since her 1st album was released on 1/21, 2009), here comes her 2nd album. As you can imagine, her new hit songs after the 1st album, namely Hayate2 OP “Wonder Wind” and Railgun ED “Dear My Friend -Mada Minu Mirai he-“, are included in this album. On an interesting note: Railgun ED2 “Real Force”, is also featured in this album, even though its single has yet to be released. Let’s take a look at the complete tracklist:

1. Prologue of Rouge Adolescence
2. Wonder Wind
3. Real Force
4. Dear My Friend -Mada Minu Mirai he-
5. Snowy Bell
6. Rinrin to
7. Absolute Perfection (Interlude)
8. Waterland
9. Seihitsu no Prophesia
10.Absolute Perfection
11.Itsukushimi no Bolero
12.Epilogue of Rouge Adolescence

Personal picks are track 6, 8, and 10.

solfa heart to heart -from iyunaline to solfa 2-

If you still remember, we released solfa’s album solfa further along -from iyunaline to solfa- a few months ago. In case you haven’t got it yet, you should, because it’s a pretty nice album (I even have 2 songs from it added to my mp3 pack). Introducing the 2nd album, solfa heart to heart -from iyunaline to solfa 2-, it features most of the singers from the 1st album. Here’s the tracklist with the complete list of artists:

1. heart to heart [Katakiri Rekka]*
2. Midoriiro no Yume [Annabel]
3. Kuro to Shiro no Shirabe [yuiko]
4. step up! [Rita]
5. shooting star [Yuuki]
6. No.51 [Duca]
7. Mizu no Naka no Kumo [yanaginagi]
8. voice [Chata]
9. brand new beat [Itou Kanako]
10.Yukou yo Jupiter he [Yuuki]
11.LOVELY TRACKS [Kotsuki Miya]
12.Fuyu no Okurimono [Yuiduki Sora]
13.Salary Gunman no Kouya [iyuna]
*This “heart to heart” is not ToHeart2’s OP; it’s a different song

I haven’t had the chance to listen to it carefully, so I’m not sure about my favorite songs of this album, but track 2 and 11 seemed to catch my attention when I skimmed through the album. As for “heart to heart”, of course it’s not comparable to that “Heart to Heart”, but it’s not bad either. I do find it interesting though for Katakiri to sing this song, there’s just something unusual about it comparing to the songs she usually sings.

KOKIA – Coquillage -The Best Collection II-

Almost 4 years after releasing “pearl -The Best Collection-“, here finally comes the second one. And it’s not disappointing at all.

Tracklist:
1. Inori
2. Ave Maria
3. Atatakai Basho
4. song of pocchong~Shizuku no Uta
5. Douke
6. What a wonderful world
7. Kono Mune no Kurushimi ga Itooshii Hodo ni Ikite
8. Nukumori -aigakikoeru- (with strings)
9. infinity
10.say goodbye & good day
11.Chiisana Uta
12.Sekai no Owari ni
13.Kokoro no Rousoku
14.Everlasting

Special Limited Disc
1. Arigatou… (the Coquillage edtion)
2. Candle in the Heart

I pretty much like the whole album, but my favorites are track 1 “Inori” and track 10 “say goodbye & good day”. For “Inori”, it’s was actually first performed by someone else. If you still remember the Gundam 00 Voice Actor Single of Feldt Grace, the song was first featured there, sung by Takagahi Ayahi. However, for KOKIA to perform it herself (as a side note, the music and lyrics are written by her too), this is the first time. No offense to Takagahi, but KOKIA’s version is way, way more enjoyable. What do you think?

Rita – mighty

Rita’s new album — a collection of mainly games’ theme songs — “mighty“, might not be all that mighty, but it has its merits. To me, including Signal Heart’s OP&ED would be the biggest one, with the ED “refrain nostalgia” specifically. In fact, if you have read the post below, that song was one of the 10 new additions to my mp3 player, added just a week before this album is released (the version I added was ripped from the maxi single).

Here’s the tracklist:

1. mighty!
2. Signal Heart
3. refrain nostalgia
4. Kokoro no Tobira
5. Yumeiro Animato
6. Le baiser de l’ange -Tenshi no Kuchiduke-
7. Suzu no Naru Basho
8. Honto ni Hoshii Mahou no Jumon
9. Kimi no Na
10.Kondo ha Honki ni Honki?
11.Korekara memories
12.Yume wo Miru Yume
13.PAST COLORS SIGHED AGAIN
14.Ano Sora wo Mezashite

Personal picks are track 7 and, of course, 3. How about yours?