暁Records – ココロコイシ-Eyes-

Half the fun of these posts is deciphering the Japanese song name.

ココロコイシ-Eyes-.
I believe the translation for this is Heart Koishi -Eyes-.
Alternatively it could be Koishi Heart -Eyes-, that might be the better interpretarion. It sounds better to me at least.

But the literal translation is Heart Koishi -Eyes-, so that’s what we’ll go with.
What’s that, Koishi isn’t actually a word?

That threw me off too, until I found out that Koishi is a Touhou character, specifically the one featured in the video. I’m learning more and more about the Touhou universe without ever having played or watched a single game, but hopefully that will change soon.

Translation aside, here’s the song:

This song is inspired by the Touhou track Hartmann’s Youkai Girl. It’s hard to tell if the first minute of this song is really used, but the resemblance comes in loud in clear starting at 1:13. And it’s uncanny – the timing, tone, and melody have the exact same feel as the chorus of Heart Koishi -Eyes-.

It’s a pretty bizarre song, Hartmann’s Youkai Girl. The verses have a very unncomfortable / thrilling sound to them. I feel uneasy just listening to the verses, but then the chorus comes on, and it’s like those moments when the sun breaks through the clouds and casts a ray of light down to the earth. It’s a weird back-and-forth of unease and warmth.

But Akatsuki Records is having none of that uneasy business, and decided to build their song entirely on the warmth and happiness portion of Hartmann’s Youkai Girl. It’s a fun and very catchy song, a feature that most Akatsuki Records, and Touhou songs, possess. Unfortunately the vocalist’s name isn’t listed for this song, although she sounds similar to the vocalist that sang ワガママ ONE DAY!.

My favourite part from this song is at 2:10 when she sings “Kokoro ga Korokoro Koro”. I don’t know, it’s just really distinct and sounds nice the way she sings it.

I’m going to rate Heart Koishi -Eyes- a 4 / 5.
It’s a fun and catchy song.
And that’s all there is to it!

Until next time,
Thanks for reading.


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