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[10/25] 「 Balalaika 」 Kusumi Koharu 2nd single
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2006, 11:34:25 AM »
upload of the above video, for those of you who can't BT or are too lazy to download it.
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« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2006, 02:07:21 PM »
Balalaika (short version) 1:29
http://download.yousendit.com/A97FF66412E08DE0

I don't think it's the audio of the Oha Star perf.  The id3 tags say it's track 4 of 5 of Kirarin Revolution, if someone knows if such a release exists.

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« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2006, 06:44:09 PM »
I think Koharu still hasn't fully gained control of her movements, she's still somewhat spazz-like (haha), but she's a pretty good dancer; definitely improved by leaps and bounds ever since she started dance practice for Iroppoi :D

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« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2006, 07:27:44 PM »


[uploading] [should be some day, considering it keeps timing out xD  don't hold your breath]
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« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2006, 11:05:47 PM »

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« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2006, 12:24:00 AM »

Balalaika CM, so we get to see a little bit of the PV.


http://download.yousendit.com/A20713983AC95541

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« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2006, 12:54:01 AM »
Thanks Dan, the caps look cute XD
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« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2006, 02:59:21 AM »
Kusumi Koharu - Mizuiro Melody (short version)
http://download.yousendit.com/E80E7CA50C967108
Track 5 of 5 off whatever the hell these mp3's are from. XD


Includes some shots from the PV.
http://rapidshare.de/files/35778108/dl.php_dl_1721
(Rename to .avi when downloaded)
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« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2006, 03:17:45 AM »
I have made a new order but didn't pre-order Balalaika. I think I'll wait... She'll probably take out an album before getting away of Kirarin or that's my hope :D But this song is growing fast on me I might end up buying the CD lol

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« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2006, 12:23:39 PM »
I hope this song has a dance version :lol: I was watching the Oha!Star performance, and it looked super fun to do :lol:

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« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2006, 03:46:39 PM »
yay, thank you. <3
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« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2006, 04:02:52 PM »
Mizuiro Melody has to be one of the best songs in H!P this year. And I'm talking about composition and arrangement. Very Ai Otsuka-ish poprock. It's love. And Koharu shows she can sing not only idol-ish upbeat. Way to go.

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« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2006, 05:32:28 PM »
^ After listening to it, I really didn't want to listen to it again, so that's very debatable..
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« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2006, 08:33:30 PM »
I really like both songs :D

Shaoran: I too thinks that it's sounds like a Otsuka song

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« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2006, 08:51:13 PM »
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^ After listening to it, I really didn't want to listen to it again, so that's very debatable..

Ha, I'm the opposite.  I just checked my audioscrobbler stats and yesterday I listened to the short version 44 times and today I listened to the full versions of the 2 tracks 18 times each so far. XD :yay:

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« Reply #56 on: October 07, 2006, 09:03:50 PM »
Quote from: ~Dan~
Ha, I'm the opposite.  I just checked my audioscrobbler stats and yesterday I listened to the short version 44 times and today I listened to the full versions of the 2 tracks 18 times each so far. XD :yay:
Yes, both songs have a decent lenght, and it's a total right think for Balalaika because it gets stuck in your head without being too repetitive (too long, in other words). BULGE is a master :D

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^ After listening to it, I really didn't want to listen to it again, so that's very debatable..
Of course of course. I don't say "I think" in front of every sentence, but they're not statements haha In a wide sight, I must say H!P b-sides are getting better now they notice they need it to be as good as a-sides. I personally loved Mizuiro that I would not mind if she would have saved it to be a future a-side.

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I really like both songs :D

Shaoran: I too thinks that it's sounds like a Otsuka song
Otsuka has a very kiddy voice, or that's how it sounds to me. And she has many poprock songs of the Mizuiro style. She's not labeled as a diva (Ayu) or sexy (Kumi) but just a cool and cute simple girl. I'd love if Koharu would take the same way on the future :D

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« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2006, 12:07:41 AM »
Finally published a more long review here :)
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« Reply #58 on: October 09, 2006, 10:37:42 AM »
I agree with whoever said she sounds like Tsuji. Maybe Tsuji is lonely and adopted a kouhai XD XD
But anyway, awesome song, I frigging sing it everywhere I go now, and I can't wait until I get the room to myself so I can practice dance moves. I've already decided I want to go as Koharu to Kawaii Kon in May, if I can find the right plaid her pink plaid idol outfit, but I might want to enter the masquerade and sing this.
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« Reply #59 on: October 09, 2006, 11:47:24 AM »
The song's cute ~ :heart:

Also catchy, but I still like "Koi ka na" better. I'm sure after more listens, I'll totally love it though, happened to me with "Koi ka na" before. I also think the the Slavic-influence in the song is cool XD Koharu, without a doubt, is improving in her singing quite fast these days.

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