1: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:00:53.91 0.net
Listening to her talk about this, I found myself agreeing. It does feel that way.
Source: HELLO! DRIVE! (episode #35, 1:52~)
Sato: I’m now going to play you a song by aiko. I listen to her music quite a lot, and my image of her is that she plays all her melodies on instruments and sings only the harmony parts. I mean, she sings the parts that we would think of as harmony parts. That makes her songs really interesting and different from other singers. There’s this freshness to her music. I love her. I’m now going to play you a song from her that was released in 1999, the year I was born. This is aiko’s “Kabutomushi.”
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:02:42.39 0.net
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:04:03.39 0.net
I don’t really get what she’s saying. Someone explain?
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:06:20.21 0.net
I’m an idiot so I don’t really get it either, but she sounds convincing. Now that I think about it… yeah, it does sound like aiko only sings harmony parts.
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:13:16.73 0.net
aiko’s songs always make you think she’s singing a semitone lower than she should be.
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:13:31.18 0.net
Yeah, I kinda get what she’s saying. Maa-chan sure is bright.
15: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:14:15.53 0.net
Listening to that clip, it’s obvious that Ishida and Iikubo don’t have the slightest clue as to what Maa-chan is going on about.
18: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:15:59.63 0.net
Someone post this to aiko. Let’s have her write a song for Musume.
19: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:16:24.36 0.net
aiko’s melodies are full of modulations. I haven’t really listened to her recent stuff though.
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:17:45.57 0.net
Sato plays the piano so it’s no wonder she would be able to think like that.
26: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:20:02.78 0.net
I didn’t think I’d ever hear the word “aiko” coming from Maa-chan’s mouth.
29: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:21:09.23 0.net
Someone tell me what all the aiko wota think of Maa-chan’s opinion.
34: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:24:48.96 0.net
Back when aiko had just gotten popular and she was appearing on radio shows, she’d be talking to other musicians and they’d all be asking her if she seriously does write lyrics before the music. “If you really do that, then how do you manage to come up with those kinds of melodies?“
35: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:25:16.52 0.net
It’s pretty unexpected to me that Maa-chan likes aiko. I guess she tends to like stuff that is musically interesting.
47: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:30:06.17 0.net
I want to directly ask aiko what she thinks about this.
50: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:31:06.42 0.net
To Maa-chan, music must come first and everything else second. She probably listens to a bunch of different music without prejudice.
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:31:14.00 0.net
When I first heard her songs, like “Sakura no Toki,” I didn’t get them at all. What the hell was up with the chorus in that song anyway?
53: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:31:35.78 0.net
I used to listen to aiko all the time.
58: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:33:04.24 0.net
aiko’s songs seem simple on the surface, but when you try to sing them in karaoke you quickly find that they’re really, really difficult. She mostly uses the same arrangers so they sound similar, but the actual contents are very varied.
62: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:34:42.55 0.net
90: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:54:00.42 0.net
Off-topic, but this really is incredible. Her sense of rhythm is spot-on.
82: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:46:15.42 0.net
aiko does this improvisation corner live. She gets audience members to say keywords and she joins them and makes them into a song on the spot.
84: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:48:04.32 0.net
I’m surprised by how much you guys know about aiko.
30: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:21:30.28 0.net
The scales aiko uses in her music are so strange, she herself has trouble keeping in tune when singing her songs.
32: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:22:19.22 0.net
How does she come up with such strange chord progressions?
54: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:31:42.51 0.net
it must literally the most important thing to her when she’s writing music.
91: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:54:07.49 0.net
aiko often uses chords that aren’t part of the scale she’s using, so it can sound “wrong” in the sense that you’re not used to hearing it in most music. She also uses lots of tension chords among other things.
92: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:55:25.01 0.net
This conversation has gotten too technical for me to understand what you’re talking about anymore.
77: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:40:00.77 0.net
And speaking of aiko… KAN. For some reason I feel like KAN-chan and Maa-chan would really get along. I wish they’d have them do something together.
139: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 07:23:39.26 0.net
aiko often talks about how she loves KAN. I think she’s even mentioned it on TV.
98: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 03:03:50.67 0.net
Wasn’t it KAN who wrote Sakura Night Fever?
88: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:52:24.52 0.net
I wonder if KAN and Maa-chan have ever met?
95: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 03:00:04.35 0.net
I’m convinced they’d get along well. KAN is a great pianist and a true artist. If they kept her close to a person like that, her growth would be something incredible.
87: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/19(土) 02:48:55.43 0.net
Let me post this video of one of our own — KAN-chan — performing his song with aiko. “Kondo Kimi ni Attara.”
Henkka: While we’re at it: here’s an amazing KAN song that’s pretty much just a tribute to… Well. You know who.
Maachan, the only one who knows what is going on. I cannot handle her missing from Momusu right now. If she need to quit from her physical injury, I would love to see her still going in musical career path.
Or work on songs since the guys are not getting any younger as well. And would be nice to have an idol with a very good understanding of music work on some songs.
I remember an episode of Music Fighter with Berryz Koubou. Aoki, one of the presenters, competed against all the members on skill that they were good at. When Aiko chose the skill it was “singing the harmony of any song”. I think a girl from Berryz sang a song and Aoki did it very well. When it was the turn of a Berryz member to do it, no one even tried it =/
At least that’s what I remember, I can’t find the episode right now.
That happened in the Munasawagi Scarlet episode.
KAN is the pianist, right? Does he always sing like Freddie Mercury?
more like Elton John. Can’t sing as well obviously.
Freddie Mercury is who I thought of.
A very sharp observation… Aiko’s songs might seem very cheap produced but there are some true masterpieces and every song is a weird combination of beautiful harmonies and oddly placed notes that are not part of the scale… It’s indeed a great practise for Maa-chan to analyse her songs! And I’m not surprised, that she does exactly that…
Are we talking about the same Maa-chan?
I knew there was always something odd about Aiko’s songs, but I could never quite put my finger on it.
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