Ranko’s blog post [14/05/2019]

Yesterday I got my Reitaisai 16 albums! I was supposed to start transcribing the Epitaph tracks, but Ranko decided to post her commentary about all the tracks from both the vocal albums, so here is the (partial) translation!

This might be revised. Please, don’t repost this without permission.

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As usual (?), I’ll talk about the new albums.
Since I am not involved in the song making, I will write a lot about my impressions about the songs, so please forgive me. The rest is mainly lyrics talk.

Epitaph.
Regarding Perfect Cherry Blossom, I like Yuyuko and it’s fun to think about her in depth, so I was happy to have my chance again.

I sang the songs in this order: 2-3-4 -> 8-6-5 -> 1-7.

1. Ego
I wrote the lyrics.
I like YuyuYuka, but what does it mean that Yukari was an acquaistance of Yuyuko since back when she was alive?
Perhaps she knows how Yuyuko died, or she was there at the time; I thought and wrote about such things.
The doujinshi “Sakura Twilight” by Takatora and Nozomi is the YuyuYuka bible, I read it so many times. It’s the best doujinshi.
Then it’s personal stuff, because a friend of mine passed away when I wrote these lyrics. Comp gave me the perfect title because adding such feeling to this song would also be egoistic.

2. Ichigon Houon
I wrote the lyrics.
While writing so many lyrics, this was the first time I wrote about Ran. So it was fun.
Ran likes Yukari and wants to be on her side, even if her feelings are made as a formula; those are the lyrics.
The song is fresh and light, I like it.

3. Momoiro Five-star
Doesn’t this song sound like an anime opening? It’s cool~.
I’m satisfied I was able to sing it powerfully, but clear. I want to do it live.
It’s unusual to have harmonies other than in the refrain.
“Spring, don’t escape”, I like those lyrics.

4. Kiriri
I wrote the lyrics. This person wrote about YuyuYuka again…
This is from Yuyuko’s viewpoint.
I’m of the faction that Yuyuko knows she is buried under the Saigyou Ayakashi, but I wrote the lyrics under the common opinion that she doesn’t have any memory of her lifetime. It might be noticeable at the end. As I expected the ideas came out…
I’m very happy that Comp said the lyrics were good!!

5. Taresagaru Kokoro
Although Paprika arranged and wrote the lyrics for this one, it was extremely difficult!! LOL
So if you practice too much, it is safe to sing without difficulty in the recording.
But since I thought something didn’t fit, I cut off the click sounds (the sound that keeps the rhythm during recording) only in the refrain and recorded.
My voice singing in falsetto in the first verses has been overlayed. It’s mysterious and I like it.
It’s a quite popular song, I’m happy they say they like it.

6. Neko to Shakushi
It feels fast!
The key is quite high, but I’m satisfied I was able to sing it with the right weight and deepness in my voice.
The piano is surprisingly cool~. I like the pre-chorus etc.
The refrain is bright, and I also like the change of key at the end, which is unusual.

7. Shiroi Asa
Paprika wrote the lyrics, it was impressive that she told me “I have always been thinking about Yukari” back when we were practicing for Buta Lounge. I thought they were good lyrics. We have similar interpretations of Yukari and YuyuYuka. I’m happy.
This was probably the fastest recording. I feel I’ve sang this only twice. I was just able to convey well my emotions.

8. Haru no Yuki
This is my favourite song in the album. I liked it before singing it, but I became more fond of it when I sang it.
There was a talk that the highest note in the refrain is good with the falsetto~, but I was able to do it when I tried it because I sang with a mixture of falsetto and real tones.
The lyrics are pretty, I like them.

Continuing with Riverside Parade

This is a collection of songs from Melonbooks’ compilations, and since the tracks are kinda old it’s quite nostalgic…
I will continue to write as long as I remember.

1. Yokubou no Kodzuchi
I remember that when I listened to it the first time, I thought “That’s unusual!”. It’s for the “Hey!”. They are cheerful.
If you listen to it often, the piano is devilish, I like it. I also like the vocals that go in unison with the synth in the pre-chorus.

2. Akuryou no Mita Akumu
I wrote the lyrics, this is a song under PC-98’s Mima singing about the current Marisa.
Perhaps I wrote them with the interpretation that the current Marisa doesn’t know Mima, but if you look back to them they are sad lyrics…

3. Riverside Parade
This one! I’m happy that more people have the opportunity to listen to it, because I like it.
I have some unusual memories from when I was recording it, about the “donburako”~~~ This habit LOL
I mean, the whole first verses are so weird, but now I want to explore more what I cannot express as I want~! I have thought.
I like the song, the lyrics and the background sounds. It’s a recommended song from this album.

4. Akaku Yurameku Tsukiyo wa Nagaku
I think this one too is a unusual song for us, it’s a straightforward Septette arrangement.
When I relistened to it, I thought my voice was beautiful and quite good.

5. Iyaiya
I wrote the lyrics. Now that I’m listening, I’ve used some unusual words.
Compilation songs are fun because they can be more challenging than usual.
I think the original Poison Body is a difficult song, but this song is cool, easy to sing, mysterious and very good. That’s what I thought.

6. Mou Nidoto Uragiranai
If you think the intro is catchy…. it becomes an amazing song with the devilish piano in the verses.
I wrote the lyrics, but sometimes it’s painful to be trusted without any doubt. But if you trust, the act itself becomes power. Like that. There are hardships you can’t get mad about. It’s that sort of lyrics.

7. Tanoshii Sensou no Uta
I wrote the lyrics. It was the first time I thought about Great Fairy Wars and the Three Fairies.
I think fairies are belligerent and will fight while having fun, those are the lyrics. Now that I listened to it, I laughed straight. “Just die at once!”

8. Nanikashira
I wrote the lyrics. It was a fun song, so I wrote fun lyrics.
It has a feeling similar to the original song Yumezakura.
Going to the live, bringing back whatever you like, and then coming to play again, it’s that straight thing.
I got quite a few comments that they like it. I’m grateful.

Please read this while listening.
If you still didn’t listen to them, go to listen to them as soon as possible!
Also, check out Zyukucho and Paprika’s CD.

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