Album review and download link to Kanon Wakeshima’s Shinshoku no Dolce.
1. sweet ticket
The album starts off with an instrumental opening. This sets the mood with Kanon playing the cello.
2. Shinku no FATALISM
This is the first track of the album. Shinku no FATALISM or Crimsom Fatalism is my new favorite song. It’s fast-paced, and it’s really something new from Kanon. The start was calm and quiet until it becomes upbeat. There are shifts on the speed regarding some parts.
Menas “mirror”. I must say that this one’s eerier than “still doll”. Not much the song that I would listen to a regular basis but it’s a really good dak gothic song.
4. still doll (album ver.)
This is Kanon Wakeshima’s debut track. Since this is the album version, there is a slight change with the start, it begins first with the chorus then it’s followed by the Orgel. Other than that, it’s still the same, beautiful gothic debut single. I would still say that it’s still what I liked about Kanon.
Means “Phantom”. Just amazing. Kanon sounds new in here with her trying to pitch up her vocals to make it sound cute. I think it’s really effective. The overall song was complex but really amazing. I also love the xylophone playing.
6. Annyui Kibun!
This track is so odd, as it starts off with the sound of nature then a telephone ringing. I must say that this is definitely something cute and new for Kanon who’s always doing eerie/gothic songs. Definitely worth hearing it.
7. Suna no Oshiro
Means “Sand Castle”. The ending of Vampire Knight Guilty. I really found this song very intense. The vocals of Kanon are powerful in here and emotional. The bass sounds add to the atmosphere and it’s really really good.
8. Monochrome frame
Kanon sounds more mature in here but it’s still good though, but it does not stand out unlike the other songs.
9. L’espoir -Mahou no Akai Ito-
This track has a nice beat and has a quicker pace. It’s really nice to listen to and it’s cute. Nothing much more to say.
10. Kuroi Torikago
This is the shortest song in the album. And with that, I did not appreciated it that much compared to the others and it’s my least favorite track of her album.
11. skip turn step♪
This is a very danceable track with a catchy beat. It feels overall like a waltz.
12. Shiroi Kokoro
This is a pretty good ballad. Kanon sings really well in this one. Plus it’s another unique track. SOmething fresh for her if I would say. Though the song just ends randomly somewhere, lolz.
13. sweet dreams
And the album closes with another Orgel. Sweet Dreams. Zzzzzz…
I mostly like all songs but my top 5 favorites from this album would be
5 – Suna no Oshiro
4 – still doll
3 – Maboroshi
2 – Kagami
1 – Shinku no FATALISM
So what are your picks on this album?
I must say that this album is definitely recommended. It is unique and it’s something that I would not get tired of listening to. Kanon Wakeshima is definitely talented, not to mention stylish. A strong album to an artist to watch out for in the future.
And here’s the download link for Shinshoku Dolce: