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[2018.10.24] Morning Musume '18 - Furari Ginza / Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara 87 replies to this topic Started by Solarblade , Sep 14 2018 03:02 PM · 

#1 Solarblade

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:02 PM

Announced at Morning Musume's 21st anniversary event today, double A-side single "Furari Ginza / Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara" (フラリ銀座/自由な国だから), release is 10/24.


There will also be an additional track included titled "Y Jiro no Tochuu" (Y字路の途中)

 

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tracklist :
1.Furari Ginza
Lyrics, Composition by Tsunku, Arranged by Shoichiro Hirata
2.Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara
Lyrics, Composition by Tsunku, Arranged by Okubo Kaoru
3.Y Jiro no Tochuu [Additional Track]
Lyrics, Composition by Ohashi Riko, Arranged by Takahashi Shuhei
4.Furari Ginza (Instrumental)
5.Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara (Instrumental)
6.Y Jiro no Tochuu (Instrumental)

LE A DVD - Furari Ginza (Music Video)
LE B DVD - Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara (Music Video)
SP DVD - Furari Ginza (Dance Shot ver.), Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara (Dance Shot ver.)
http://www.helloproj...tail/EPCE-7438/

 

 

from Mr. A



#2 DonJuan

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:08 PM

Additional track? The return of b-sides? Nice.

 

I'm generally doubtful of Tsunku/Okubo combinations, and the Tsunku/Shoichiro combination was the one behind Are You Happy but that one turned out to be quite the bop after all (Tsunku/Okubo was behind A Gonna, though - so it's basically the same as last single. Hm.). 

 

It seems very colorful, though:

 

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And kinda retro? We'll see.

 

The writer of the additional track, Ohashi Riko, was by the way the writer of Tsubaki's Teion Yakedo and Junjou cm as well as Juice's Kindan Shoujo.

//EDIT: Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara fan recording from the event today.

 

A grower, I guess... 



#3 WonderBuono

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:46 PM

I just hope Haruna gets some spotlight here. (Oh good I can finally say Haruna again without having to specify which one but only for one single bahaha)

#4 Saya

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 04:10 PM

Ohashi Riko and Kodama Ameko make the best songs. I’m excited Ohashi is making a song for MM!

#5 Zange

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:45 PM

I saw the retro outfits earlier today and I'm already in love. So excited for this single.



#6 honey

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:11 AM

Ohhhh I am loving these outfits!! seeing not white is giving me hope for this group again

#7 Saya

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:27 AM

I really hope the retro song is cute and happy.

#8 JPope

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:42 AM

I'll get excited for a new MM single when they give me a single to be excited about. It's been over two years since they released something that truly kicked my ass ("Utakata Saturday Night!")



#9 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:21 PM

Here's a live rip of Jiyuu no Kuni Dakara... Not bad but it's the same sound we've had for a few singles now. I want something different. -Sigh-



#10 DonJuan

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:36 PM

Yeah, those are my thoughts about it was well. It's better than A Gonna, but I'm not crazy for it. I do hope the first a-side is more funky or something.



#11 Farrah

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 04:10 AM

This group is the definition of stagnant right now LOL.



#12 Saya

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 06:01 AM

We are begging for something more interesting....
Honestly Tsubaki is getting the best songs rn imo.

#13 WonderBuono

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 06:58 AM

I'll get excited for a new MM single when they give me a single to be excited about. It's been over two years since they released something that truly kicked my ass ("Utakata Saturday Night!")

 

 

Mukidashi de Mukiatte? Brand New Morning/Jealousy Jealousy? Jama Shinaide?

 

We obviously have very different tastes cuz those songs are my jam lol

 

Then again I'm one of the few people who likes the EDM style most (although I do appreciate variety)



#14 JPope

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 05:10 PM

 

I'll get excited for a new MM single when they give me a single to be excited about. It's been over two years since they released something that truly kicked my ass ("Utakata Saturday Night!")

 

 

Mukidashi de Mukiatte? Brand New Morning/Jealousy Jealousy? Jama Shinaide?

 

We obviously have very different tastes cuz those songs are my jam lol

 

Then again I'm one of the few people who likes the EDM style most (although I do appreciate variety)

 

 

I like MdM and BNM enough, but I wasn't floored by them. Jealousy is one of those songs that I'll listen to if it pops up in a playlist, but I'm not gonna proactively seek it out, and Jama Shinai just never did anything for me (I like the other songs on that single, though). The point being, I'm not saying I don't like any MM songs since "Utakata Saturday Night", only that I haven't loved any of them. 

 

If I'm being honest, "Saturday Night" was the first MM song that I really loved since "Mikaeri Bijin". 



#15 AquaChan

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 10:00 PM

Then again I'm one of the few people who likes the EDM style most (although I do appreciate variety)


MdM is my favorite song in the last... 2 years at least. That's my jam lol. But I miss the more funkish/fun songs too. Anyways.

#16 JPope

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 02:24 PM

Ohhhh I am loving these outfits!!

 

They really are great, except for the lace gloves. Those look ridiculous with those outfits. Flat, stretchy polyester gloves would look so much more appropriate. 



#17 DonJuan

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 03:30 PM

Radio rip of Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara: https://twitter.com/...520023845687296

 

Yeah, your usual EDM. Eh.

 

There have been reports about Furari Ginza being really good, though, without any solo lines.



#18 JPope

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 04:42 PM

Man, I really dig the arrangement of the music on the verses, but the chorus sounds like just about every other EDM track they've done since Sayumi left. The vocal melodies, harmonies and rhythms on display here are all warmed-over post-Sayu MM'1x. This wouldn't be nearly so boring had they deviated from the formulaic vocal part, but alas, they didn't.



#19 DonJuan

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:34 PM

Very low quality rip of Furari Ginza: https://youtu.be/KP3elpJI94g

 

I kinda like it. It's more melancholic than funky and I fear that there's gonna be a weird dance bridge towards the end again, but it's quite nice. Reminds me a bit of Hitorijime (the Tsubaki song), Adam to Eve no Dilemma.



#20 honey

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 12:27 AM

Those outfits were too cute and funky and wow-it’s-not-white to waste on another boring EDM single. I’m disappointed but not surprised lol.

I’m so desperate for change and excitement from this group. They need to axe all the old dead weight (bye Mizuki, Erina, Ayumi, better Haruna and Chisaki ((i know Chisaki hasn’t been in MM long but that girl dead inside)), keep around Sakura and Mizuki a bit longer for some stability and get everyone hyped with something fresh; honestly they should have bounced on this sound when Riho bounced on MM back in 2015. Have any idol groups taken advantage of the growing viral interest in the city pop/future funk scene? I think that could totally be a thing for them, it could like bridge their fan demographics together by tickling the natsukashii in the OG wota while charming the interest of their newer younger female audience. I can only assume that HP is just simply not going to risk really deviating from MM’s current sound when these fuckin wota keep buying the CDs no matter how stale we all know it’s all gotten (i thought surely A Gonna/Are You Happy was gonna be as big a disaster financially as it looked and sounded but LOL), and I guess really any experimental musical endeavor can instead be tested on HP’s sister groups where there’s less to lose if it flops. I shouldn’t WANT these girls to have a Seishun Collection moment but I’ve succumbed to the realization that as long as the money formula keeps working HP is not going to touch it. RIP

Sorry for my tangent and shallow observations, anyway I’m not impressed with this single so far lol

#21 JPope

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 06:26 AM

Have any idol groups taken advantage of the growing viral interest in the city pop/future funk scene? I think that could totally be a thing for them, it could like bridge their fan demographics together by tickling the natsukashii in the OG wota while charming the interest of their newer younger female audience.

 

I don't know that they could do a "proper" future-funk track, since the core of the genre is sampling, re-purposing and looping 70s-80s grooves with little song structure, but they definitely could write new grooves and process them in ways that borrow from the genre, and work them into structured pop songs. I'd be all for that. It would be, if not cutting-edge, at least forward thinking and fresh. Up Front really is risk-averse, which is understandable to a point, but we're now in the second cycle of MM going all Negan on a "sound". I remember writing this in the thread for Wakuteka Take a Chance: "Seems like they're trying to give MM a 'sound,' which is fine until it becomes old." Yeah.



#22 DonJuan

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:00 PM

Furari Ginza radio rip: https://twitter.com/...626979222282240

The chorus (?, the part with the solos, idk) lacks a bit but the build up is really nice. I actually like it.

#23 Shoujo Q

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:18 PM

Oh. I like that, it's exactly what I was expecting when I saw the outfits. I'm liking this single overall. I hope the PVs aren't crap.  :girlie:



#24 JPope

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:44 PM

I like the song -- it's very W -- but something about the arrangement annoys me.



#25 arcobaleno

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 07:12 AM

I like Furari Ginza a lot, I've been aching to hear a song like this from MM for a long while now. Very calmingly funky, lol.



#26 Shoujo Q

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:28 PM

Covers are out!
 
Limited Edition A
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Limited Edition B
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Regular Edition A
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Regular Edition B
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SP
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#27 JPope

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:02 PM

The A's and the SP are fantastic. The B's, not so much.

 

Cover ranking:
 
SP: Awesome. It's retro without being overtly so. The font is interesting in that it's clearly Art Deco inspired, but still feels very 21st century. Winner by a hair over...
 
LA: Same easy retro execution as SP, but definitely more fully 60s-retro. This is a bit more whimsical and fun, but I like the way the SP "pops" a bit more. Also awesome.
 
RA: Modern. Colorful. Fun. A bit busy, though. Still, very good.
 
LB: The de rigeur school outfits are fine, as is the photo, but the background and fonts are straight WTF.
 
RB: The 45-degree angle photo layout makes my head hurt. I hate this one.


#28 DonJuan

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:35 PM

I like RA the best, it looks like a promotional shot of a soap opera.



#29 WonderBuono

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 01:00 AM

REGULAR A HAS AN ACTUAL SET OH MY GOD I LOVE IT

#30 Zange

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 02:25 AM

Just basing from the radio rips, both of the songs are okay but they'll probably grow on me eventually ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

But oh my god, the covers!! Regular A is probably one of the best covers MM has had in a long time, it's got these retro details and I love it.