Posts Tagged ‘Sadie’

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Poll: Summer’s coming, what do you do?

2010年 5月 16日

It’s been a while since I’ve made a post… I’ve been very busy with school. Thankfully I graduate this week so I’ll be back in business. This surely means summer is almost here! Personally I can’t wait for the beaches, warm weather, and cool breezes. So how will you all be celebrating everyone’s favorite time of the year?

Blast some high-energy Koda Kumi, Ayumi Hamasaki, or MiChi!- 7 votes, 37%
-seems like more of you prefer those upbeat, happy-go-lucky works of some of Japan’s most popular artists. My recommendations? Bluebird (Hamasaki), Lick Me (Koda), Why Oh Why (MiChi).

Chill out with some ethereal stuff like Utada Hikaru or salyu- 4 votes, 21%
-This stuff is great for nighttime, or when it’s just too damn hot to want anything else.
My recommendations? Beautiful World (Utada), Kairo (Utada), L.A.F.S. (salyu)

Go clubbing at night with Ami Suzuki, Perfume, or MEG ;)- 4 votes, 21%
-Apparently a few of you like the night life of summer! Hey, who could hate these queens of electropop?
My recommendations? FREE FREE (Suzuki), Edge ⊿-mix (perfume), WHY (MEG)

Imagine at the beach by listening to some Yuna Ito- 2 votes, 11%
-This would have been my choice. I love the laid-back atmosphere of her songs, especially when she lets her Hawaiian self shine through.
My recommendations? Mahaloha, miss you, BREEEEEZIN!!!!!!!

Concert hopping! Hitting every jrock concert in sight (or so I wish…)- 2 votes, 11%
-This would have been my second choice. I would love to go to Japan and see as many jrock artists as possible!
Who’s on tour? Sadie, alice nine., nightmare (not a tour, but Budokan in August!!)

So aside from music, does anyone have any cool plans for summer??

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[Single] Sadie – Dress

2010年 5月 1日

Sooo, this cover…. I guess that she should have a dress on. Whatever, This is Sadie’s latest single. It seems like they have sort have reverted back to their roots stylistically. There is more vocal melody than in their previous release Gain.

Dress starts of slowly with band and piano playing. The bass in this song is very fat sounding to me. In fact, all the lower parts that the guitars play are very thick (probably because they’re playing in unison with the bass). Mao’s vocals are very good and controlled. He sings throughout the song rather than including growling and screaming. The guitar parts are simple but effective.

Stormy Heaven has a very short piano introduction which reminds me of maybe a section of a dramatic movie, but that is followed almost immediately by the guitar and drums. Mao uses a bit of his rougher singing style. The bass is not so thick this time which is great. It blends right in with the guitars. This is a solid song. The vocal melodies are good and the guitar lines work very well. I kind of wish that they would have more prominent guitar parts sometimes…

forbidden is the last track. No piano introduction or inclusion this time. Ooh, got what I asked for from the other one! More guitar prominence, yes. They are much more intricate in this song than the other two. Maybe as a counterbalance, Mao’s line is less active range-wise although still keeps interest.

Overall: Very nice single! It’s nice to hear Mao’s voice straight on rather than with all the growling and strange effects. Good use of piano and it’s nice to get what I asked for hah.

Rating: 8.75/10

-KWZ (been a long time huh?)