Both of the vocal tracks on this single are decent, but not outstanding. "LOOP" is pleasant, and has a decent melody line, but besides Maaya's relaxing, great vocals, it is overall unremarkable. "High Touch" starts with what reminds me of a 60's rock style riff--definitely a change for Maaya. It seems to be aiming for cute, happy, and upbeat. While it may be unique, it isn't a great song on its own. If these songs were very good, then having the karaoke tracks would be an added bonus. They are okay, but not fantastic. Overall, a good single, recommended to most Maaya fans.
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ループ / 坂本真綾
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The album name is Loop ("Tsubasa Chronicle" Outro Theme) The songs are 1. Loop 2.High Touch 3.(w/o maaya) Loop (w / o maaya) 4. (w/o maaya) High Touch (w / o maaya great songs
What do I have to say about this single? This comes with 4 tracks. For the title track, I think H-Wonder did an OK job bringing out Maaya's vocals. The lyrics were penned to fit the anime and Maaya sung is with much emotion. Listening to her clear and mellow voice is always a good way to relieve stress. However, I felt the composition is not very challenging, unlike some of Kanno-sama's composition e.g. Kiseki no umi or Hemisphere or Tune the Rainbow. The second track is High Touch. Well, it's has a pretty catchy rhythm, but I'm still trying to get used to it. The persussion is a little too much and I think they got her to sing too high at certain parts of the song such that it sounds (to me, at least) *gasp* out of tune!!! It's a pity. There could have been more improvements done to the songs. Track 3 and 4 are just the same songs without the vocals. I've always felt that such tracks are a gimmick to make up the numbers in a single. I mean, what good is listening to a song when Maaya-san is NOT singing?!
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