Review | Sora, Ren, Nozomu, Rikka, Dai, Shu, Eichi “Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki”

THTFHQ Patreon Page

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

Tracklist:

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.


REVIEW OVERVIEW

神解けに当たる時

SUMMARY

With a lineup with several powerhouses covering all 3 common vocal ranges for men as well as a sweet acoustic sound that mixes elements from all 4 groups in the TSUKIPRO franchise, "Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki" impresses. The highlight lies with the instrumental that grabbed 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 and put those all together within a song and it worked in a surprisingly pleasing way. “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.
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).

Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow THTFHQ

3,636FansLike
0FollowersFollow
1,330FollowersFollow
4,990FollowersFollow
651SubscribersSubscribe

Trending

You might also like...

With a lineup with several powerhouses covering all 3 common vocal ranges for men as well as a sweet acoustic sound that mixes elements from all 4 groups in the TSUKIPRO franchise, "Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki" impresses. The highlight lies with the instrumental that grabbed 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 and put those all together within a song and it worked in a surprisingly pleasing way. “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. Review | Sora, Ren, Nozomu, Rikka, Dai, Shu, Eichi "Kamitoke ni Ataru Toki"