alan: Kaze no Tegami

Kaze no Tegami (2), alan

1. Kaze no Tegami

2. Kagome

Kaze no Tegami is alan’s 5th single, released on September 10th, 2008. It reached #34 on Oricon and has sold 2 812. This is her third single in her string of five godai-based singles, this one representing the wind.

Kaze no Tegami (letter from the wind) is a powerful track with obvious inspiration from rock, but also borrows some elements from techno and electro-pop. The song opens with soft music and alan singing equally as softly, but the song becomes very powerful soon with the addition of synth in the back, drums and electric guitars. The verses return to the calm of the first two lines, but the chorus is very powerful. For a first venture into rock-inspired music, this is more than just a decent effort, and I absolutely love this song.

Kagome (woven bamboo) is just as powerful as the A-Side, but draws more from the alan’s trademark Tibetan element. He vocals are less Tibetan, though. It follows the same structure as Kaze no Tegami—soft beginning and verses, powerful chorus—and even retains the background synth element. This has got to be one of the best B-Sides I have ever heard.


2 Responses to “alan: Kaze no Tegami”

  1. 1 renaye October 5, 2008 at 6:17 am

    i like her covers but to me these songs are quite a disappointment. i don’t think these kinds of songs don’t really suit her voice at the moment. the background music is louder than her voice. oh well.. looking forward to her next single next month.

  2. 2 Koda March 21, 2009 at 3:39 am

    I like alan’s music, but Kaze no Tegami was the one really disappointing single…I mean, it sounds like Ayumi Hamasaki =P. nice reviews, though, I like the way you just tell it as it is (:

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