Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru
Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru was Rina Aiuchi’s 23rd single. It was released on January 1, 2007 and reached number 15 on the charts. In all this single has sold over 10,634+ copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the anime Souten no Ken. This is also the first single in the TRIP Era.
1. Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru
2. Powder Snow
3. Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru -Yoshito.K remix-
4. Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru -microcosmic mix-
5. Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru (Instrumental)
Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru, lit. The Rose Blooms The Rose Scatters. Dance music followed by the sound of keyboards playing open up this song. At about the 10 sec point the guitar becomes a more prominent instrument, then Rina begins to sing. Her vocals are steady and are a nice change. The verses even sound nice, not so catchy but catchy enough. The chorus is really the best part of the song. It’s catchy, very dance friendly, and it just sounds great overall. The only problem was when the music was too loud and you couldn’t really hear Rina’s voice. But other that that it was great, except for the fact that after a while it got a little repetitive.
Powder Snow, the slow yet powerful tune. The sounds of a xylophone followed by a guitar and organ begin this song. Rina then begins to sing. Here her vocals sound softer than the previous track. The verses are a bit dull here, but the increase in fantastic music makes up for it. The chorus’s climax sounds a little epic, but it’s the chorus overall that’s the best. It’s a little slow, but the music’s not the best attraction, it’s gotta be Rina’s vocals. She manages to make it sound catchy even though it moves slow. Not a bad B-Side, although it sounds somewhat stereotypical of Rina.
Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru -Yoshito.K remix- the dance remix. In this remix the vocals are the same. But, the music has been changed to give it more of a dance feel. It’s been sped up to sound more dance oriented and more techno. But, the interesting thing is that this song is the same length as the original. The whole techno and dance elements were nice here, but I’ve heard better. Still a nice remix though.
Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru -microcosmic mix- the other dance remix. Now this dance remix is different from the previous. For one, the music moves faster than the original, but it’s not as aggressive as the first remix. There also appears to be some vocal distortions here, just a little but it’s noticeable. Here dance and techno elements reign supreme but they’re not as powerful as the first remix, so it’s more tolerable. And this remix is longer than the original. This is probably the better remix if you like less aggressive music.
Overall Review: Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru was primarily a dance single for the most part. I felt that both songs were really dance oriented or inspired. The remixes were a nice touch to the single, a little more variety even though they were the same genre. I really haven’t heard many singles from Rina but I hope that the others are more impressive than this one. It seems to me that she could’ve done a little better. Maybe I just need to give it another listen. Despite that, I feel that this is still a nice single, not fantastic but not dull. It was an interesting way to begin the TRIP Era.
Final Grade: 88B