Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu
Some could say this album (and it’s title song) has been done to death, but this place is empty, and I think it’s a good starting point; I’ve never reviewed anything before. Since this is my first review, I think I should also point out that when I review, I will probably do individual song reviews of two or three tracks, along with a review of the album as a whole.
Track list :
10.Hatsune Miku No Shoushitsu
02.初音ミクとあそぼぅ!! — This one’s a pretty fun, upbeat song – I think I hear a train at the beginning. Miku’s voice is very high-pitched for this one, which fits, of course, and makes me think this sounds a bit OSTER-Project-ish, which is fine. The instrumentals are great, as always. I’ve always loved how cosMo does more of what I guess you’d call “unconventional music”; that is, he uses more than just instruments to play out the story.
10.Hatsune Miku No Shoushitsu — Well, well, well… What can be said about this fantastiballs song that hasn’t already been said? The thing I love most about this song has got to be the strings in the background- well, that, and damn, those drums are blowin’ my mind. This song is the cause of manly tears everywhere, and with good reason. I’d really like to see cosMo do a version with Append, but this is honestly the song that defines Vocaloid in my opinion.
13.初音ミクの激唱 — This song, THIS GODDAMN SONG. I first heard this one when I got Project DIVA 2nd this Christmas, and the version on there is just the second half, which is beautiful on it’s own. Of course, I fell in love with it. This song just makes me want to do something, it just has that sort of encouraging feeling behind it. I love how the entire song sounds like a preparation for something. After reading the lyrics, I like to think of this one as an account of Miku’s ascension to Heaven after Shoushitsu, or Miku becoming the singing GODDESS that we all know she is. If you haven’t seen the Project DIVA PV, Go see it. RIGHT NOW. I cried, no joke. I love how it seems Miku is reassuring you, even though she was uninstalled, she will continue to sing forever. Truly, truly beautiful. Anyone who calls themself a Vocaloid fan should have this song.
I absolutely adored this album. Each and every song shows more and more that cosMo knows what he’s doing, and all I can say is that I hope to god he keeps doing it. Five stars, and you can take that to the bank.