« on: November 28, 2014, 07:59:02 PM »
Hre is my review and opinion on this 1st FF album.
spoiler alerts : I'm happy
like old YUI. simple music. sometimes her voice isn't as smooth as expected. But whispering part are good. It's not the kind of "intro" i was expected. I was expecting something more different, in a more disruptive way from her previous work as YUI.
My favorite song since I heard it back in 2013 with poorly recorded leaked songs. It sound like the early yui. I really love the music behind and the distorted voice. A great reminder of yui's early work ( swing of lie, Umbrella ).
Here the experience really begin. sometime the voice seems to be a little bit too "low" compared to the electric guitar. the way the voice alternate from high distorted pitch to calm clear make it very pleasant to hear.
I can't forget that refrain which stayed in my head the WHOLE day XD
4) toumei na uta
It sound like YUI. maybe too much. Each time I listen to that track I reminds me YUI's 2010-2012 work which i'm not really fond of. But the music is great (thanks to the piano) , her voice is beautiful ,as always.
5) ohayou no kiss o
UFO song which make me think at Bjork's style of work . The music is really discreet, the voice is really clear. This track is very calm and relaxing.. I can listen to it the whole day, it is as peaceful as Aki. While listen to this song i feel like i'm alone in the wood near a small river, listening to bird and wind.
I love it
This track has a real complexity. I reminds me some Shiina Ringo song by many aspects. yui did a great hard work with her voice on this one. The music is really good here and go with the voice very well. I feel transported. it's magical, soft and relaxing.
near to be a masterpiece song.
One of my favorite.
7) subarashii sekai
I was kinda dsipointed of the transition between the 2 previous song and this one, more pop, with a refrain which reminds me comercials. The music is correct, the voice is good. just .. i don't like the refrain. It seems too "artificial".
If I could make an analogy, i would say , it's the "Happy Birthday To You You" (from Can't buy my love) of this album...
I disliked this one.
8) seki o tatsu
Here we go in the good again.
soft, then rock, then calm, then rock
and that sentence "ta ta tata" which echoes in your head ...
nothing more to add. it's awesome.
Hikari is kinda strange. first, it's the longest song of the album. Then the music isn't "clear" , it's more like a fog on which yui's voice try to sail. I lack of word to describe how i feel while listening to this song. especially the chorus.
I don't think it's a bad song, but I don't thinks it's an awesome one too. I haven't skipped it yet while playing, so, i guess it's not that bad XD
10) kimi no koto
We go back to nature. the intro reminds me Aly Keer mushishi's anime opening "the sore feet song" (the Mushishi anime from 2006). Due that i feel deep into the nature. Her voice is really calm and soft, the music is calm but rich. A very good relaxing song.
startline has a strong good YUI taste wich should rally every fans.
I love this song.
Already known from the single release. Tsuki is really awesome. Hu ta ta ta, Hu ta ta ta
13) bye bye
Bye Bye was leaked a year ago too. I enjoyed to listened to it with a clear sound. The song is catchy, rocky. The only sipointed aspect is that the music should be at higher volume sometime.
Still one of my favorite song on this album.
to summerize : it certainly the best music experience i had since a couple of years.
FLOWER FLOWER style is still evolving. This album has imperfection, but is already a success to me. I can listen to it again and again.
The imperfection ( to me) are maybe : the Drama ending song (which is a "stain" in this album, compared to others song) and song which sound like YUI copy/paste, which are not bad but not original enough, so which i think shouldn't be on this playlist )
I was a bit bored by the last YUI releases but when I listen to Mi, I feel like the early month i discovered YUI 's work ( back in time, in late 2005 ) : it sound promising and I 'm excited, I can't wait to listen to FF style evolution on next release.