Salyu – Platform

June 24, 2007 at 10:41 PM | Posted in Salyu | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. Platform (プラットホーム)
2. Yoru no Umi Tooi Deai ni 
    (夜の海 遠い出会いに)
3. Ikitai Tokoro (行きたいところ)

This is Salyu’s 8th single and it was released on November 1, 2006. The single reached #16 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 18,562 copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the movie Metro ni Notte.

Platform was my first Salyu song and I really liked the unique low-pitched sound of her voice because it has this distinct soulful quality to it which surprised me at first. I sensed an underlying layer of sadness in the music of the song because of the piano chords. During the chorus, she elevates her voice while still maintaining a calm atmosphere and this is where the strings and light electric guitar chords come in.

The first B-side, Yoru no Umi Tooi Deai ni, is definitely more of a progressive song than the previous track. There’s more electric guitar plus some heavy percussion. Salyu’s vocals are more powerful as well, but they sound a little scattered in some parts.

I really liked the gentle acoustic guitar of the last track, Ikitai Tokoro. This is a relaxing song with excellent, controlled vocals. Salyu can reach those notes rather well, and in a way, her voice reminded me of ayaka’s.

Overall Rating

4½ stars

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