Eri Nobuchika – Kodou

October 18, 2007 at 10:35 AM | Posted in Eri Nobuchika | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. Kodou (鼓動)
2. Kodou (INCOGNITO DÉJÀ VU MIX)
3. Sketch for Summer (G.RINA REMIXX)
4. Kodou (KARAOKE)

This is Eri Nobuchika’s 4th single and it was released on December 7, 2005. The single failed to make an appearance on the Oricon Weekly Charts.

Kodou follows the same direction that Eri Nobuchika’s previous single Sketch for Summer did. The song opens with simple low keyed piano chords, but doesn’t really get interesting until the lead-in to the chorus. The piano chords get faster and are followed by quick percussion which then lead to extremely powerful vocals from Nobuchika. At this point, steady drums and brass appear in the chorus and the song instantly becomes something else.

The next track is the excellent INCOGNITO DEJA VU MIX of Kodou. It adds even more elements to the jazzy arrangement of the original by adding bass beats and strings. Also, Nobuchika’s vocals aren’t accompanied by any background voices in the remix as well. The singing portion ends about 5 minutes through and the rest of the track is an extremely jazzy instrumental piece that is different from the beginning because it becomes more upbeat and includes the flute.

The G.RINA REMIXX of Sketch for Summer is pretty interesting. It uses more ambient, soothing sounds when it first starts, but then features a fast beat. The music has a rather surreal feeling to it, and the added echo effect to the vocals was a nice touch.

Overall Rating

4 stars

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