Tsukiko Amano – Koe

August 26, 2006 at 9:44 AM | Posted in Tsukiko Amano | Leave a comment

1. Koe (聲)
2. Moe (萌)

This is Tsukiko Amano’s 11th single and it was released on July 27, 2005. The single reached #39 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. The title track was used as the ending theme for the survival horror video game Zero: Shisei no Koe, also known as Fatal Frame III: The Tormented in North America and Project Zero 3: The Tormented in Europe.

Koe is an amazing song. The song opens with very creepy piano chords and surreal vocals. Things get really interesting during the middle of the first verse when a strange ‘beating’ or ‘thud’ effect comes into the song and it sounds like it came straight from a horror movie. The chorus is typical J-rock with some nice strings added in and the electric guitar solo during the bridge is the one of the best I have ever heard. The whole entire song is beautifully crafted and I think it’s one of her best.

The B-side is the complete opposite of the title track. Moe is a fun pop song with awesome electric guitar riffs. The B-sides on her more ’serious’ singles are always upbeat and fun. The chorus is very catchy and Amano always has great control of her voice, no matter what type of music genre she sings.

Overall Rating

5 stars


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