Tomiko Van – Yumeji

December 27, 2006 at 3:23 PM | Posted in Tomiko Van | Leave a comment

1. Yumeji (夢路)
2. labyrinth
3. Yumeji -instrumental-
4. labyrinth -instrumental-

This is Tomiko Van’s 3rd single and it was released on November 29, 2006. The single reached #14 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 9,646 copies.

Yumeji is by far my favorite song that Tomiko Van has done as a solo artist. I think this is a very uplifting song that mixes light beats with piano during the verses, giving the song a very surreal and down to earth feeling. The string arrangement really shines in the chorus, where Van demonstrates her strong vocals. The build up towards the ending of the song is best part because it sounds very epic.

The B-side, labyrinth, was a breath of fresh air for me. The opening electric guitar riffs are sultry and so are Van’s vocals. I like the jazzy undertones and I might even go as far as to call this song ’sexy’. ♥ The bridge also includes a nice brass solo. It’s definitely one of her more aggressive songs.

Overall Rating

5 stars


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