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Old 2009-01-17, 19:35   Link #81
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I have bought the DVD and it is godly! My favorites are Kaori, Keiko, Wakana, Itou Eri, and Yuriko. I thought most of the songs were spot on and the rearranges were a nice surprise but several of the songs were different from the CD versions such as A Song of Storm and Fire where the background choruses were short and abrupt. It still sounded nice though. I cannot wait until Vol.3 DVD!
I'm interested to know your favourite songs then.

Mine would be Vanity, Mezame (<3), Himeboshi, In the land of twilight under the moon (godly harmonising is godly), Zodiacal sign and dream scape.

The other discussion I was having with someone about the 4 singers is "Which do you think is the cornerstone of the group, in that if one had to drop out it would ruin the dynamic?".

My friends choice was Keiko, as she is the only one who can do the drive those powerful lower notes. My choice was Kaori, as she drives the melody so well.
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Old 2009-01-17, 19:39   Link #82
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My favorite is...actually I like them all. But if I had to choose then Mezame, The Song of Storm and Fire, Dream Scape, Houseki, Zodiacal Sign. See I can't just choose just one. But yeah, I guess my only gripe is the short abrupt background chorus in Song of Storm and Fire but I still like it. By the way I remembered, I didn't like Canta per me, the opening part sung by Yuriko. She used a bit too much of her voice-shaky skill (what do you call that?).

As for which one dropping out ruining the group, then I agree it's definitely Keiko. But if any one of them drop out it would still affect the whole group! They're so good as a group.
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Old 2009-01-17, 19:48   Link #83
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By the way I remembered, I didn't like Canta per me, the opening part sung by Yuriko. She used a bit too much of her voice-shaky skill (what do you call that?).
I never liked Canta Per Me to begin with, so it wasn't a big loss for me. And vibrato is the term you're looking for. Maybe? Potentially?

Hell, I dunno. I'm so not a muso. Certainly the one conclusion I've discovered is that even though Kajiura has a very similar formula to nearly all her music, it works so damn well.

I'm really looking forward to the third volume. Especially for YUUKA to make an appearance. I always wondered why she was never included in the group stuff, and have since come to the conclusion that while she's very good as a live singer, she simply doesn't have the consistency in her voice as the others do (even though I like her voice a lot more that Yuriko's).
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Old 2009-01-17, 19:50   Link #84
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Yes, vibrato! I know, her style never gets old and I always like it. I hope these few months will go by fast so I can watch her next concert on DVD. I hope it is available at my local Japanese store so I won't have to pay so much.
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Old 2009-01-17, 19:51   Link #85
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It's criminal that no one has mentioned the awesomeness that is the Yuki Kajiura Live Vol #2 DVD.
That DVD is simply devine. Kajiura is a masterful composer, and has a keen eye for talent in her vocalists. No wonder she is so very sought-after for her compositions.

Favourite vocalists in order would have to be: KAORI, WAKANA, KEIKO, Kaida Yuriko, Itou Eri. YUUKA would be high up there, but unfortunately we have to wait for vol three so we can see if her live performances have improved.

Must admit I loved the WAKANA/KEIKO pairing. Their voices just harmonise so brilliantly.

Must agree about 'Canta per me'. Kaida used far too much vibrato in the opening parts, and overall it wasn't given the power and depth it really needed to take off.

Keiko gets my vote as cornerstone member, for reasons stated earlier: She's the only one that has that deep, powerful voice for the other melody singers to bounce off.

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Old 2009-01-20, 23:27   Link #86
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I personally want to see how Hikaru, and at one point, Maya, hold their own live. They're both young, so I don't expect them to be the best.
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Old 2009-01-20, 23:47   Link #87
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I personally want to see how Hikaru, and at one point, Maya, hold their own live. They're both young, so I don't expect them to be the best.
But don't they already perform in the live opening act which features Kalafina? Well, I know one of them is never there anymore though, forget who.
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Old 2009-01-21, 01:02   Link #88
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Has anyone mentioned her pretty much first project, in the Kimagure Orange Road : Summer's Beginning Movie? Epic OST, includes my favorite track, "Kyosuke N.1"
Though throughout all her works, it is really tough to pick only one. She has produced some magnificent music.
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Old 2009-01-21, 01:08   Link #89
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Has anyone mentioned her pretty much first project, in the Kimagure Orange Road : Summer's Beginning Movie? Epic OST, includes my favorite track, "Kyosuke N.1"
Though throughout all her works, it is really tough to pick only one. She has produced some magnificent music.
I just had a listen on YouTube. Great stuff (as always). I'm just curious but did that OST have any opera-ish tracks with choruses as well?
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Old 2009-01-28, 20:10   Link #90
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I'm just curious but did that OST have any opera-ish tracks with choruses as well?
Nope, this is her first ost and she still hadn't created her style, but it's still good.

Anyways, the tracklist for FictionJunciton Everlasting Songs has been revealed

1. Hoshikuzu (The Velveteen Rabbit - self cover of Velvet no Inori)
2. Kioku no Mori (Tsubasa Chronicle OAD: Shunraiki)
3. dream scape (Tsubasa Chronicle)
4. Gin no Hashi (Aquarian Age)
5. Kaze no Machi he (Tsubasa Chronicle Insert)
6. here we stand in the morning dew (Sayonara Solitia single c/w)
7. synchronicity (Tsubasa TOKYO REVELATIONS)
8. Hanamori no Oka (Hokuto no Ken: Toki Den)
9. Mizu no Akashi (Gundam SEED)
10. cazador del amor (El Cazador de la Bruja)
11. Himitsu (Noir)
12. Houseki (Le Portrait de Petite Cossette)
13. Yume no Tsubasa (Tsubasa Chronicle)
14. Michiyuki (LOVELESS)
15. everlasting song (Elemental Gelade)

And for Kalafinas first album Seventh Heaven

1. overture
2. oblivious
3. love come down
4. Natsu no Ringo
5. fairytale
6. ARIA
7. Mata Kaze ga Tsuyokunatta
8. Kizuato
9. serenato
10. Ongaku
11. Ashita no Keshiki
12. sprinter
13. Kimi ga Hikari ni Kaete Iku
14. seventh heaven

I'm going to import both albums
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Old 2009-01-28, 21:39   Link #91
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But don't they already perform in the live opening act which features Kalafina? Well, I know one of them is never there anymore though, forget who.
Yeah. Maya and Hikaru both were at Live- Vol.2, but Maya quit because of school & trouble commuting.
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Old 2009-02-18, 21:37   Link #92
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Nope, this is her first ost and she still hadn't created her style, but it's still good.

Anyways, the tracklist for FictionJunciton Everlasting Songs has been revealed

1. Hoshikuzu (The Velveteen Rabbit - self cover of Velvet no Inori)
2. Kioku no Mori (Tsubasa Chronicle OAD: Shunraiki)
3. dream scape (Tsubasa Chronicle)
4. Gin no Hashi (Aquarian Age)
5. Kaze no Machi he (Tsubasa Chronicle Insert)
6. here we stand in the morning dew (Sayonara Solitia single c/w)
7. synchronicity (Tsubasa TOKYO REVELATIONS)
8. Hanamori no Oka (Hokuto no Ken: Toki Den)
9. Mizu no Akashi (Gundam SEED)
10. cazador del amor (El Cazador de la Bruja)
11. Himitsu (Noir)
12. Houseki (Le Portrait de Petite Cossette)
13. Yume no Tsubasa (Tsubasa Chronicle)
14. Michiyuki (LOVELESS)
15. everlasting song (Elemental Gelade)
Samples of the songs are out. It's funny, with some of KAORI's songs they seem to strip any trace of reverb off her voice, which makes it sound worse recorded than live. Which is tragic when you compare to her Yuki Kajiura LIVE and Sound Horizon live events.
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Old 2009-02-18, 21:38   Link #93
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Samples of the songs are out. It's funny, with some of KAORI's songs they seem to strip any trace of reverb off her voice, which makes it sound worse recorded than live. Which is tragic when you compare to her Yuki Kajiura LIVE and Sound Horizon live events.
I hope it's just the sample's quality and not the original.
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Old 2009-02-23, 08:39   Link #94
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I hope it's just the sample's quality and not the original.
Sadly it's not just the sample quality. Seems Kajiura really wanted to make Kaori (especially) sound like she was singing in a carpeted box for the majority of the album. :\

Also noted offences against Yuuka and Keiko. Wakana seems to have come out of it unscathed. Wonder what the others did to make Kajiura hate them?

::Sigh::

Anyway, on to the favourites list:
Track 1 (Hoshikuzu)
Track 2 (Kioku no mori)
Track 4 (Gin no hashi)
Track 8 (Hanamori no Oka)
Track 14 (Michiyuki)

All deserve much love. The new composition for El Cazador Amor was great, only problem was Yuuka's voice. No reverb is not flattering... to anyone.
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Old 2009-02-25, 11:30   Link #95
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Kajiura and Kalafina guests at Anime Boston

Kajiura and Kalafina guests at Anime Boston 2008

;A; why am I not in Amerikka...
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Old 2009-02-28, 23:08   Link #96
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Kalafina album is leaked.

Review to come.
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Old 2009-03-01, 13:11   Link #97
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Pfft, if you want...

Wonderfuly thought out tracklist - the CD is never boring. Natsu no ringo A++. Great album. End of review.
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Old 2009-03-07, 00:37   Link #98
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how old the Kalafina members are?
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Old 2009-03-07, 02:10   Link #99
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From what I remember Wakana is 24 (December 1984), Keiko is 23 (December 1985), Hikaru is unknown.
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Old 2009-03-10, 13:52   Link #100
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KALAFINA- Natsu no Ringo

The romaji lyrics and translation for "Natsu no Ringo" from Kalafina.
Im sorry, my english sucks T_T


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Natsu no Ringo Kalafina Romaji by Janissaryy

Kakine no himawari ni kakurete
Isoide kisu wo shita
Kimi no yawarakana hoppeta wa
Kitto totemo amaidarou

Nousagi oikakete kusa no naka
Dare nimo mienai ne
Soshiranu kao shita nohara ni
Nugisuteta kutsu no yajirushi

Nani mo nai natsu deshita
Tada koi wo shita dake deshita

Odoru mikazuki manatsu no yoru wa
Yume miru koi wo tsurete kuru
Remon-iro shita hoshi wo kazoete
Kimi no kokoro ni kisu wo suru

Fue no ne ga kimi wo saratteku
Kaze no naka yagate kuru aki e

Wakasugiru midori no ringo wa
Gingami no aji ga suru
Setsunasa ga minoru eda kara
Kimi ga totte kuremashita

Nemuranai sakana no yume miru
Owaranai natsu deshita
Kokoro mo kisetsu mo ringo mo
Irozuku koto sae wasurete

Samugari na kazami no tori ga
Mou sugu aki dayo to utau

Yureru mikazuki manatsu no yoru ni
Wasureta koi wo omoidasu
Yume no hitohira hoshi no suzuoto
Kimi no kokoro ni kisu wo suru

Sono natsu no adokenai ringo
Itsumade mo mune ni aru kajitsu


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Apple of Summer Kalafina Translation by Janissaryy

Hiding behind the sunflowers of hedge
We have kissed quickly
Your soft cheeks are
Im sure they are very sweet

We have chased a hare into a meadow
Nobody can see us now
In this field which totally ignores us
There was a shoe thrown off as if it was a sign

It was a summer, nothing happened
It was only that I fell in love

The midsummer night where the crescent is dancing
Brings together a love to dream of
While counting the stars, lemon-colored
I am placing a kiss to your heart

The melody of flute carries you off
In the wind, to the autumn, coming soon

The green apple which is too young
It tastes very bad as if it was some kind of metal
From the branch where the pain becomes the fruit
You have taken it

The fishes, that do not sleep, dreaming
It was an unending summer
The hearts, the seasons, and the apples
They have forgotten even to redden

The bird of the weather vane which is sensitive to cold
It sings that the autumn is approaching

The midsummer night where the crescent is swaying
I remember the love I have forgotten
One page of my dream, the bell sounds of stars
I am placing a kiss to your heart

It is the innocent apple from that summer
It remains in my heart forever
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