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Shinshoku Dolce [Regular Edition]

Kanon Wakeshima

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Release Date February 18, 2009
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Catalog No.DFCL-1526
JAN/ISBN 4562104045418
Product Type CD
Number of Discs 1
Label/DistributorSony Music Distribution



First album release from celloist and vocalist Kanon Wakeshima, produced by legendary guitarist, Mana of Malice Mizer/Moi dix Mois, who is also a renowned gothic lolita fashon creator. All songs lyrics by Kanon herself. Song features a combination of classical music and French/electropop elements. Features alternate jacket.

Description in Japanese

侵食ドルチェ [通常盤] / 分島花音

90年代のヴィジュアル系バンドMALICE MIZERで頂点を極め、今や世界共通語の「VISUAL-KEI」(ヴィジュアル系)」の第一人者として日本のみならず、フランス、ドイツを始めとする海外のメディアでも多数取り上げられる、元MALICE MIZER~現Moi dix Moisのカリスマ的リーダー・Manaトータルプロデュース (ジャケ写含め)による女性 チェロ・ヴォーカリスト 分島花音の1stアルバム。Manaが作った様々なタイプの楽曲が詰まっていて、コンセプトはヨーロッパの移動式遊園地。メルヘン (ポップ的要素)&メランコリック (ダーク的要素)が融合した、楽しさ、驚き、ファンタジーを追求したアルバムになっている。作詞は、すべて分島花音が担当。 初回限定盤のDVDには、「still doll」「砂のお城」ミュージックビデオを収録。 ※[DVD付初回限定盤]と[通常盤]ではジャケット写真絵柄が異なります。

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      Customer Reviews review: 4

      Kanon Wakeshima is a classically trained cellist turned pop singer. She’s a poster-girl for the gothic-lolita subculture which heavily influences both her music and fashion-sense. Featuring heavy orchestration, her debut album Shinshoku Dolce is very cinematic sounding ? If one imagines a pop-music rendition of a Tim Burton film it might end up like this. Shinshoku Dolce features a heavy dose of Wakeshima’s cello mixed with electronic pop production. The production is excellent, and helps to enhance Wakeshima’s unique sound with a mixture of synthesizers and classical instruments (including harpsichord, piano, glockenspiel and strings). ‘Shinku No Fatarythm’ is a standout track. The song combines all sorts of sounds and everything falls into place. Wakeshima’s cello playing and vocals are at their best here, and the rest of the instrumentation is a shifting web of textures that serve the song perfectly. ‘Ennui Kibun!’ brings Wakeshima’s vocals to the foreground. The instrumentation is fairly minimal and this song features some of the best harmonies of the album. It’s followed by ‘Suna No Oshiro’, which is much more atmospheric. During the verses Wakeshima sings in a whisper to great effect. The orchestra is very heavy and foreboding and includes a massive sounding church organ. Probably the most epic song on the album, and one of the best. The area where I can find fault is that the production is sometimes too clean. There are moments during ‘L’espoir ? Mahou No Akai Ito’ where live drums would have conveyed much more energy than a drum machine. This could have been a great song, but without an energetic drum performance it doesn’t reach it’s full potential. This isn’t an album that I really expected to enjoy all that much but I am glad to be surprised. Shinshoku Dolce features great songwriting and a really interesting sound. I’d like to hear Kanon Wakeshima come out with something more live sounding, featuring less electronic sequencing, but Shinshoku Dolce is a strong debut and she’s definitely an artist to watch.

      One of the best of the year 5

      Kanon's debut album is one of the best new releases of the year. It has an excellent mix of sounds, and doesn't get too V-Kei-sounding (which is bad for me). Her excellent use of the cello can be found throughout the album, with several other instruments thrown in to good effect. Good thing she decided to include her cello-playing with her demo tape! (See her Wikpeida article for the story.) My favorite track is 6, with 4, 5, 7, and 8 all also very, very good.

      Beautiful Album 5

      Kanon's first album does not disappoint. It is filled with amazing and entrancing songs, both the instrumentals and her vocals are top quality. If you've liked her singles so far, you will LOVE Shinsoku Dolce! The First Press came with a lovely Vampire Knight sticker. If you weren't able to get it, you can find the same sticker in every Limited Edition copy, plus you get a DVD with her two PVs.

      Gret album 5

      Debut album from Kanon wakeshima won't disapoint. You can tell that it's her first work, there is some expiramenting that goes on, but it's creative and enthusiastic. The music is just simply beautiful and I have loved the style since her first two singles Still Doll and Suna No Oshiro came out. The album version for Still Doll is nice. It adds just a little bit extra by including the second verse as a refrain at the very beginning of the song before going into the version you've already heard. Also, sweet Ticket ( Track 1) is just an introduction with no vocals at all but nice to listen to anyways. My favorites on here would have to be tracks 6, 7 and 8. The booklet is beautiful with many pictures of lovely Kanon-san and the Vampire Knight sticker that came with the first press is nice too. It's a good buy, I'd recomend it to anybody.

      Shinshoku Dolce 5

      I love this album! Not only is the cover art beautiful, but the music is goregous. I love Wakeshima's voice. and the cello is wonderful. I love that Mana is producing her.


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