Oasis for those still waiting for 落花流水

WoW~! Today hamu found so many goodies~~

Check out UJ Akina official site~

You can watch a 45 second PV of 「落花流水」. Video a bit sa-la (doesn’t match) though

Akina sounds very powerful for this number!

Hamu loves it!! Hamu now dancing in circles~~~ HAHA~~~~~

PS: For those living in Japan, they can download a special version to their mobile. Hamu green with envy….


Akina fanboy since 14. Still undecided which are his top ten favourite Akina tracks as it's mission impossible. Digs "Everlasting Love" a whole lot more than the average Akina fan.

13 thoughts on “Oasis for those still waiting for 落花流水

  1. OMG!!

    1) why did she use her concert footage for "Marionetto" for the video!?!? *scratches head* so salabalala.

    2) but the single is FREAKING AWESOME from the short clip!!! it’s a different sound and previous reports with comparison to her older hits are not accurate! ANTICIPATION with captial A!

    3) according to Ranbi, the CDs have arrived. now awaiting delivery to the door! =)

  2. i hate to say this, but as i listen to the clip, i am really shocked at how badly damaged akina’s voice is… feel so heart-broken…

  3. hi Ray, Akina’s tonal quality of her voice has suffered due to her excessive drinking and smoking habits. that’s only to be expected. her voice used to be powerful, strong, yet remaining crisp and clear (Stock illustrates that perfectly). she’s still has the strong vocals, but has a lower range, more breathy, and requires a bit more effort in delivering the notes.

    still a beautiful voice nonetheless, and it ages with her beautifully.

    i guess the fan in me wants to hang on to her flawless vocals from her heydays, but the other side of me enjoys listening to her newer works which sound drastically different.

  4. Hi Ray,

    I understand your disappointment, but I don’t think we can trust any of these "test" items. There were many times when I tested singles ad albums through this medium, and no matter who it is, always sounds somewhat distorted. All the songs also usually sound disappointing, that is until you get to hear the whole song. It is like revealing part of you or the physical part of you, and then concluding based on this small analysis.

    The single is actually very good and she sounded powerful as well. Though she no longer sounds like she used to, we have to accept that as part of growing older and we grow with them. Unfortunately, she has always dreamt that she would be married and would not be singing now, so maybe that is why she hasn’t taken good care of her voice.

    However, if you listen to many other Japanese op singers, you will find that she is still leaps and bounds above them. She still has that distinctive flavour. Why don’t you walk into one of your local CD shops and give it a listen?

  5. Quality of the sample aside, I definitely liked what I heard and am looking forward to receiving my copy of the single.

  6. Thanks, DB! But I found the "other" sample shortly after I posted my comment. =)

    Wow!!! You were right, Rakka is fantastic!!!

    And with any luck, my copy of the CD should be arriving today or tomorrow.

  7. hee, glad you didn’t have to hang on being tortured any longer!! =) SUPERB stuff right? *hee* still reeling from excessive adrenaline today…

  8. Oh yeah, I was definitely eager to listen to it (and even more so after reading your comments).

    It’s FABULOUS!! After I found it last night, I listened to the "other sample" for almost 90 minutes straight. Then, I was too wide awake to sleep! =)

    And to top that, my copy of the single arrived today. Of course, I’ve been listening to it non-stop!

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