Review: Kalafina-FictionJunction (updated on September 17th, 2017)

let’s talk about my favourite artist, KALAFINA(カラフィナ)and FICTIONJUNCTION
I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with them. I’m listening their song since 11th grade, at the end of 3rd semester because one of my friend 😀

 Kalafina

At first, I got a recommendation from my friend to listen their song. She said to me that they’re awesome, have a great voice-combination and harmony.

Actually at the time I got the recommendaton, I already had some of their song from my senior (I even thought ‘what is kalafina? a name of the band? I won’t listen their song! the name of the band is weird’). Well, the VERY first song I heard from them is Lacrimosa, and it’s very cool (FYI, I didn’t watch anime Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler). Since then, I search their song and following their updates.
The most genre they use is Pop-Chamber, but sometimes, they can bring another genre, from Rock genre (Magia) until middle-east style (テトテトメトメ/te to te to me to me)!

there are the members of Kalafina !

Lead vocal which has a operatic sopran type, Wakana Ootaki.
but now Her voice isn’t as good as on 2009-2010, seriously. I think she has some problems with her voice 😦
the most ‘normal’ voice type (but sumetimes her voice is very amusing me), mezzosopran, Hikaru Masai.
….and I just realized that she’s so cute, much cuter compared with Keiko!
the center one! with her alto voice, which her appearance didn’t showing it, Keiko Kubota.
she’s my inspiration to join a choir in campus 🙂

well, I know most of their song has a ‘dark’ mood but their harmony is the power of this group! my recommendation songs from them: Storia, 追憶、未来, moonfesta.

Single:
2008: Oblivious, Sprinter/ARIA, Fairytale

2009: Lacrimosa, Storia, Progressive

2010: 光の旋律(Hikari no Senritsu), 輝く空の静寂には(Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni wa)

2011: Magia

2012: to the beginning, moonfesta(ムーンフェスタ), ひかりふる (Hikari Furu)

2013 :アレルヤ(alleluia)、君の銀の庭(Kimi no Gin no Niwa)

2015: heavenly blue, believe, ring your bell, one light

2016: blaze

2017: into the world, Hyakka Ryouran (百火撩乱)

other album

2008: Re/oblivious (EP)

2013: Kalafina 5th Anniversary LIVE SELECTION 2009-2012 (live)

2014: THE BEST “Red” & THE BEST “Blue” (compilation)

2016: Kalafina 8th Anniversary Special products The Live Album「Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2014」at TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM HALL A (live), Winter Acoustic “Kalafina with Strings” (acoustic)
Album: Seventh Heaven, Red Moon, After Eden, Consolation, far on the water (release on September 2015)

Now, we are going the the next one!
FictionJunction (sometimes it called FJ), is a project that produced by Yuki Kajiura.

Member of FictionJunction
(from left to right) up : Wakana Ootaki (FictionJunction WAKANA), Yuriko Kaida, Keiko Kubota (FictionJunction KEIKO), Kaori Oda (FictionJunction KAORI)
down: Yuki Kajiura, Yuuka Nanri

FJ are famous as ost anime singer, such as Madlax, Gundam, ./hack series dan Tsubasa Chronicle. the characteristic of the song and the music is almost the same with Kalafina (and yeah of course I still prefer Kalafina rather than FJ)

Member of FJ
FJ YUUKA (She isn’t part of FJ now)
FJ ASUKA
FJ KAORI (FJ, Sound Horizon)
FJ KEIKO, FJ WAKANA,  (yes, Wakana-Keiko are part of FictionJunction).
Yuriko Kaida is part of FJ, too.
the music? of course the composer is Yuki Kajiura

my recommendation: Parallel Hearts, Eternal Blue (FJ), nowhere (FJ YUUKA), Kaze no Machi e (FJ KEIKO), Hanamori no Oka (FJ KAORI).
Single: Parallel Hearts, 時の向こう 幻の空(Toki no Mukou, Maboroshi no Sora), Stone Cold, Distance/Eternal Blue
Album: Everlasting Song, Elemental  (January 2014)
Kinda forgot their compilation album with others. I just know two of them: Gatherway (from Harvest album), and Eternal Blue (from Senritsu no Stratus OST)

that’s all from me 🙂

see you on the next updates

4 thoughts on “Review: Kalafina-FictionJunction (updated on September 17th, 2017)

  1. hahah… thanks buat info karakter suara masing2 penyanyi, sebelum baca ini saya gak tau nama penyanyi dan suaranya spt apa, kecuali suaranya Wakana.

    btw, saya suka banget ama suaranya Keiko, yg jarang2 nyanyi sendirian tapi sekali solo efeknya dahsyat (coba deh di lagu Kizuato, Progressive atau Ongaku)

  2. @ servant_archer sama-sama coba juga lagu tetotetometome dan yami no uta. Keiko jadi lead vocalnya. Kalo di progressive terlalu dikit, soalnya lead vocal lagu itu Hikaru. ^^

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