I will create an update post tomorrow. Oh how I miss you blog of mine. 🙂
For now, please enjoy this Clannad reminiscence video as much as I do.
I’ve listened to both songs and they are both good overall.
I’m amazed at how Lia’s voice can be this refined. She adjusts and makes transitions from high pitch to low pitch in a pinch, without losing her wonderful voice quality. I like Toki wo Kizamu Uta (lit. A Song to Pass the Time). Although I feel that the TV Size version is the more “complete” version of the song. The TV size alone is suffice to deliver the goods plus, I think the single is the one who “readjusted” to the anime version. But then, the song is good overall, so no worries here.
Meanwhile, TORCH has a really catchy and good notes (plus, don’t forget the somewhat “dango” bouncing sounds in between haha! ^^) It suits the ED of Clannad AS really well. Her voice here resonates with the music. The song really is lively and mesmerizing. Good single. ^^
To those who are looking for downloads, you can check out the new site of AnimeScores, Chibi-Osts. Read their disclaimer first before clicking the links. Just create your account first. Enjoy. ^^
Ahhh. Now I want that music sheet! Apparently, he said he just played it by ear. OOOOOOuch! 😄
EDIT: Oh, I found the music sheet sheet of this incredible piece. Problem is, the difficulty is 1000% greater than what I can do. It is extremely hard for me. 😄 Awww. I’ll just listen to it then. Errr…. (Would you believe it has 21 time signature changes. Incredible…)
Release Date: November 14, 2008
Release Price (est.): 1260 JPY
Media Type: 1 Disc (CD)
Published by: Key Sounds Label
Composed by: Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito
Arranged by: ANANT-GARDE EYES, Kentaro Fukushi
Performed by: Lia
Anime: Clannad ~After Story~
Finally, it’s about to be released. In 2 weeks time that is. 😄 But at least, we have info now about the release date. And crap, that’s a whole lot of time. But sheeesh, what can I do but to wait. Oh Lia, I’m beginning to like your songs more and more. Hope the single is as good as the “teaser” TV Size versions.
And oh, I hope somebody transcribes Toki wo Kizamu Uta in the piano. ^^ Arigatou!
Clannad OP [Toki wo Kizamu Uta – Lia] :
I absolutely love this OP. =D Just how I felt about Tabi no Tochuu. n_n
Kimi dake wo
Suki de ita yo
Kaze de me ga nijinde
Tooku naru yo…
Clannad ED [TORCH – Lia] :
The tone is so catchy. Like it. n_n
Further Announcements: (Still needs confirmation though) AnimeNewsNetwork says that Clannad After Story will be aired in 24 episodes, and not 13 as pre-supposedly assumed. Hooray for that. n_n