Saturday, May 26, 2012

Kalafina: Seventh Heaven

Historically, Anime has been known to feature songs from an array of popular artists or songs recorded by the voice actors themselves. However, when Yuki Kaijura began scoring on the Kara no Kyōkai (空の境界) series, a new idea was born and Kalafina is one of those rare examples of a group created for "promotional" purposes actually working. This is probably due to the fact, that composer Yuki Kaijura took it seriously and worked the group independently in addition to scoring the film. When I heard the first single, oblivious, back in 2008, I was blown away by the vocal work and orchestration. Don't get me wrong, I love J-Pop, but many groups and idols have never struck me as power house vocalists but Kalafina demonstrates the opposite. The album features both album only tracks and the songs recorded for the films all composed by Yuki Kaijura. If this does well I will post their other works and the Kara no Kyōkai (空の境界) OSTs. Enjoy!

1. overture
2. oblivious
3. love come down
4. Natsu no Ringo (夏の林檎)
5. fairytale
7. Mata Kaze ga Tsuyokunatta (また風が強くなった)
8. Kizuato (傷跡)
9. serenato
10. Ongaku (音楽)
11. Ashita no Keshiki (明日の景色)
12. sprinter
13. Kimi ga Hikari ni Kaete Iku (君が光に変えて行く)
14. seventh heaven

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