9th album review coming up and it’s an album most may know. It’s Sekiranun Graffiti. It does not have many songs in it, but it does not mean it’s not an album. This review will be short. 🙂
Oh, and I’ll usually give it one time listens, one shot. So, if a song doesn’t make me go yay, it doesn’t get into the Song Highlight, so yeah now you know how I work.
Album: Sekiranun Graffiti
Genre: Rock / Electronica
Song Highlight: Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’ (Track 2)
There are no intros and this one just immediately hits you with the album name itself.
What I like
YES! Most of you will debate me on this. “Why is Sekiranun Graffiti (Track 1) not highlighted?” Well, my answer is simple. It did not impress me at all. In fact, it’s okay…? Yeah, it wasn’t super impressive or super terrible so you got my answer. Now, the second question you may ask, why Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’ (Track 2)? Is it because it’s from Dixie Flatline? Maybe. But my answer would be the song style. I like the way the song is slightly slow but bright. It does give you the feeling of; you are with wings feeling, so that’s awesome. The song is about a girl who fell in love with a guy, but the guy found a new girlfriend so she wanted to rewind back to the time where they were both together. For some reason, Dixie Flatline always makes songs about breakups… (WHY?!) I always call him the Taylor Swift in the Vocaloid industry.
What I don’t like
Sekiranun Graffiti remixed by baker (Track 3) feels weird… Like, the song’s feeling feels very off, like extremely off. It does not feel right; you’ll get what I mean when you listen to the song. The reason I don’t like it was because I can’t really feel it, in fact it felt messy to me. It felt boring and a little down and it just did not go well with Ryo’s song style. So yeah, there you go.
Now I’ll talk a bit on Sekiranun Graffiti (Track 1). First things first, I want to clarify that I do like songs that Ryo makes, eg. Melt and ODDS & ENDS (I’ll review these some other day) and it does make me sad that I don’t see any new songs from him nowadays. Now why did I not like Sekiranun Grafitti? Well it just doesn’t have energy in it. The video seems nice, I liked the pictures and video, but the song feels quite toned down, if you are in the sky, don’t you think it’d sound very, sky-ish? My language is hard to understand I know, let me just put this in perspective.
If you listened to the instrumental of Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’ (Track 5) you will feel like you are flying through the bright skies. It has that happy soaring feeling if you put this on while watching outside your plane. Personally, I did this before. I was in an airplane when this song came about and it does feel awesome though nothing was happening. The skies looked interesting to me for some reason… Meanwhile, take the instrumental of Sekiranun Graffiti (Track 4) and it feels like I’m preparing to drive my car. Yes, now you get where I’m going? It feels like a song for a super-fast car going through the plains or something, so that’s why it felt off for me. It didn’t feel great to me because it didn’t fit the theme, but it’s my opinion, which is why it’s not disliked.
With limited tracks, if you like em, buy it. If you don’t, maybe not.
Should you buy this album? : Maybe
Will Deathspark buy this album? : No
Reason: I do like Fallin’ Fallin’ Fallin’, but just for one track I love, um, maybe not.
3 stars, I may have resorted to 2 stars, but since the instrumentals were a great bonus, I won’t shoot it down to 2.