Review | Izumi Shizu “Lapistage”

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The elegance, excitement, and unpredictability of jazz music takes over as SHIFTz’s Izumi Shizu dazzles everyone with a sweetly melodic performance.

Izumi Shizu "Lapistage"
Title: ラピステージ
Release date: 08/07/2022
Label: Movic
Genre: Jazz-rock

Tracklist:

1 - ラピステージ

Track analysis:

1 – Lapistage

The elegance of jazz takes over for Izumi Shizu’s “Lapistage”.

The intro is intense, with fast-paced drums leading the way however things get really melodic for the very first part of the first verse. The piano is fancy, and the guitars are minimal but give an emotional twist to this song. The drums pick up the pace and go bonkers, creating an addictive rhythm.

Expect syncopated, complex drums, a punchy bassline, jolly piano melodies, and fun guitar riffs to create a sound that will make you dance along to it in the chorus.

However, in this part, I feel like Shunichi Toki actually ends up doing a better job than the instrumental bringing elegance, urgency, and fun to the spotlight. His performance is filled with life and excitement.

The trumpets and trombones play in a frenzy in the chorus, creating a tasteful intermission leading up to the verses.

In the bridge the piano goes dramatic as all other instruments fade away, leaving only Shunichi Tomi and the piano in the spotlight, leading to one of the most impressive parts of this song.

This part leads to a final chorus and a groovy drums solo in the outro, wrapping up this song in style.

Izumi Shizu’s “Lapistage” is an amazing jazz-rock tune making fantastic use of the masterful vocals by Shunichi Toki (that is in his territory for this performance).

It’s showtime!


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Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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Lapistage

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Be ready to dance along to the addictive and elegant jazz sound going on in Izumi Shizu's "Lapistage". On the vocal end, Shunichi Toki (as Izumi) delivers a sweet performance that brings a unique magic to the warm jazz sound in this track. Amazing jazz-rock tune making fantastic use of the masterful vocals by Shunichi Toki (that is in his territory for this performance). Time to say... IT'S SHOWTIME!

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Be ready to dance along to the addictive and elegant jazz sound going on in Izumi Shizu's "Lapistage". On the vocal end, Shunichi Toki (as Izumi) delivers a sweet performance that brings a unique magic to the warm jazz sound in this track. Amazing jazz-rock tune making fantastic use of the masterful vocals by Shunichi Toki (that is in his territory for this performance). Time to say... IT'S SHOWTIME!Review | Izumi Shizu "Lapistage"