AMI SUZUKI joins Yasutaka Nakata (capsule) – FREE FREE / SUPER MUSIC MAKER

August 29, 2007 at 7:13 PM | Posted in Ami Suzuki | 1 Comment
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3. FREE FREE (extended mix)
4. SUPER MUSIC MAKER (radio edit)

This is Ami Suzuki’s 26th single and it was released on August 22, 2007. The single reached #32 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 8,384 copies.

When I first listened to FREE FREE, I was instantly pulled in by the catchy synth and thumping dance beats. The producer and composer of this single, Yasutaka Nakata (from the 2 member group capsule), does a fantastic job with this song’s overall production value. Those who are familiar with Ami Suzuki’s more recent works under the avex trax label will be very surprised with the heavily distorted and electronic enhancements in her voice. It doesn’t sound like her at all since her actual singing voice is quite deep. Anyways, the electronic vocals go extremely well with the song, so I didn’t really mind them. The chorus is entirely in English and definitely my favorite part of the song because it flows so well.

The next track is the more dance club friendly SUPER MUSIC MAKER. This song has a faster pace and rhythm compared to FREE FREE but I didn’t like it as much. Once again, Suzuki’s voice is electronically distorted but not in the same degree as FREE FREE either. The song can be a little too long-winded at times since it’s over 7 minutes long.

The extended mix of FREE FREE opens a little differently as if it continues from where SUPER MUSIC MAKER left off (which I thought was kind of cool). The instrumental segments of the song have been lengthed while the parts that feature the main vocals have been left alone.

For those who thought that SUPER MUSIC MAKER was a little too long for their liking, the radio edit condenses the song into 5 minutes. You get the best parts of the song and not the extended instrumentals that separate them. I really liked how this single included the long and short versions of each song, so both sides can be happy if song length is something that a person considers.

Overall Rating

5 stars


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  1. AWESOME single!
    I lovee Ami!

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