Pack your bags and join Sora, Ren, Nozomu, Rikka, Dai, Shu, and Eichi around the campfire for the adventurous acoustic tune “Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki”.
Title: 神解けに当たる時 Label: Movic Release date: 28/01/2022 Genre: Acoustic Pop-rock
1 - 名残鬼 (Mori, Soshi, Ken, Ryota, Shiki, Tsubasa) 2 - 神解けに当たる時 (Sora, Ren, Nozomu, Rikka, Dai, Shu, Eichi) 3 - 名残鬼 -off vocal- 4 - 神解けに当たる時 -off vocal-
Track analysis (only “Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki” was reviewed):
1 – 神解けに当たる時
“Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki” brings a sweet acoustic sound made for a campfire.
The verses are sweet and slow-paced, with a bass-drum beat, careful taiko drums, and a Kagura suzu (sounds akin to a tambourine but more delicate) creating a unique, warm soundscape.
Slowly, following the gentle vocal relay as all 7 singers have a go at this track, the instrumental rises a bit in tension with the acoustic guitar going for major chords to give more life to this track.
In the background, a delicate piano melody contrasts with the rest of the instrumental – bassier than you would expect -, which confers a gentle, almost too beautiful touch to this chorus.
In a way, this instrumental is a perfect blend of the styles that each group has. The acoustic sound by SOARA, the dreamy pianos by QUELL, the epic journey vibe by Growth, and the passion – found in the vocals – by SolidS are all in this song and in such a pleasing way. Everything about this instrumental is clear and tasteful.
On the vocal end, listeners will find Sora (CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga), Ren (CV: Taishi Murata), Nozomu (CV: Chiharu Sawashiro), Rikka (CV: Natsuki Hanae), Dai (CV: Yuichiro Umehara), Shu (CV: Shunsuke Takeuchi) and Eichi (CV: Koutaro Nishiyama).
You can expect a laidback yet emotional style of singing for this song, matching its adventurous vibe while nodding to the traditional Japanese style of singing (but do not expect anything close to enka, there are influences but ultimately, this is a pop style of performance).
This lineup has several powerhouses: Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Natsuki Hanae, and Shunsuke Takeuchi. But also with solid talent that adds depth and a whole lot of color to the performance in Taishi Murata, Chiharu Sawashiro, and Koutaro Nishiyama.
Vibrato, legato, high and low notes, and gentle harmonies oozing warmth, and passion take over in this performance.
“Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki” arrives as a fantastic addition to the TSUKIPRO franchise, so far the best shuffle song featured in TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION 2.
TSUKIPRO the animation 2 vol.3 is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.