Chisato Kurumiya brings a lot of fragility to the table with the emotional solo track “Achromatic”.
PERFECTION NOISE is a new franchise by TEAM Entertainment – creators behind the popular DIG-ROCK franchise.
For more details on this new 2D music project, please refer to The Hand That Feeds HQ’s introductory guide to PERFECT NOISE.
Title: PERFECTION NOISE Vol.4 来宮千智 Label: Spica / TEAM Entertainment Inc. Release date: 24/02/2021 Genre: Pop / Minimalistic EDM
1 - もっと上へ行きたいから
2 - マネージャーは大切に
3 - 突然の誘い
4 - 一筋の光
5 - 存在する意味
6 - やっと見つけた、本当の居場所
7 - Achromatic (solo song)
7 – Achromatic
NOISE NOVA’s Chisato Kurumiya takes the spotlight with “Achromatic”, song that counts with a deep, ethereal soundscape crafted by atmospheric synths, pulsing bassline and delicate percussion hits.
I love this dreamy, distant, summery vibe to “Achromatic”; it sheds a beautiful light over the lyrics in the song and adds another interesting layer to NOISE NOVA.
The verses slowly build up tension, introducing a bass-driven beat with snare accents, evolving into a dramatic and intense chorus with a slightly claustrophobic vibe.
Simplicity is still key and, in no occasion, do we get a crowded section or synth heavy part like in previous songs. In a way there is a certain purity, rawness in the sound.
It is devoid of flourishes and any distracting bits, all for you to focus on the vocals and those emotional lyrics.
On the vocal end, Ryohei Kimura brings the sweetness in his raspy voice to the table, adding a lot of emotion to his performance, conveying Kurumiya’s thoughts and emotions with care.
With an instrumental that delicate, the raspiness in Kimura’s vocals comes as a really tasteful touch, it is as if it is a weakness, a show of fragility, raw emotions, and it works so well with the lyrics at hand in “Achromatic”.
Although not as intense as the previous two solo entries in the PERFECTION NOISE franchise, Chisato Kurumiya’s “Achromatic” is a solid song carrying a lot of emotion on top of an instrumental that takes you to a simplistic yet beautiful soundscape.
PERFECTION NOISE Vol.4 Kurumiya Chisato is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.