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ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION- Solanin

2010年 3月 24日

I love this cover. It features Meiko, the main character of the up-coming movie, Solanin (for which the single is named), drawn in traditional AKFG style.

Solanin begins with some simple, unaccompanied guitar chords. This prepares us for a song similar to Korogaru Iwa, Kimi ni Asa ga Furu (WORLD x3). The softness continues, but the drum’s upbeat rhythm keeps the song moving. Solanin is your traditional AKFG song, especially if you consider their musical style from the Sol Fa and Fanclub eras. Although I feel the song is a little to mellow to be a good song for a movie, it’s still enjoyable.

The b-side is new remix of their song Mustang. Mustang (mix for Meiko) is obviously another feature of the movie (the ending track). In contrast to the original track this mix for Meiko is more mellow, and features some slight synthetic elements. The rock sound from the guitars is lessened in this version. Also there is some slight vocal distortion in this version. Other than that the two versions are fairly comparable.

Overall: This is your traditional AKFG work. My only complaint is that these songs seem to lack the active rock flavor exhibited in some of their upbeat songs.

Rating: 7/10

Track list:

  1. Solanin (ソラニン)
  2. Mustang (mix for Meiko) (ムスタング(mix for 芽衣子))
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One comment

  1. Sigh… gotta love those classic AKFG covers. ❤
    I haven't kept up with them as much as I should have. I think I should remedy this immediately.



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