【Lyrics】アクアリウム・スカイ (Aquarium Sky)

Have been kind of disenchanted with new Vocaloid songs lately, but I just utterly fell in love with this song from just hearing first few seconds. Please give it a listen!

1. Original lyrics
2. Transliteration
3. Translation

アクアリウム・スカイ (Aquarium Sky)

Lyrics: 虹原ぺぺろん (ぺぺろんP)
Compose: 虹原ぺぺろん (ぺぺろんP)
Arrange: 虹原ぺぺろん (ぺぺろんP)
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

Illustration & Video: 御厨わた (Mikuriya wata)

Nico | Youtube

虹原ぺぺろんさんのコメント
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これまでの曲とは一味違ったぺぺろんPの曲をお楽しみください。
ABメロのみの構成で、歌詞重視の1曲になりました。
アクアリウムはこの世界で最も低い位置にある天国であり、この世界で最も高い位置にある地獄だと思います。
美しさの中に潜む哀しさのようなものを感じていただければ嬉しいです。

ニコニコ動画から
水族館をイメージした曲を作りました。
偽りの海。不快な「青」すぎる「青」。私はこの場所に何を想うだろうか……。
アルバムの中で一息つくような、歌詞重視の曲になっています。

Nijihara Peperon’s Comments:
(From blog)
This is a song that’s a bit different from all the other past peperonP songs. Please enjoy it.
Since this is composed of only two different melodies, the biggest focus was actually on the lyrics.
I think that in this world, the aquarium is the lowest tier of heaven, and the highest tier of hell.
It’d be a pleasure to be given the chance of feeling something like the sadness within the depths of beauty.

(From niconico)
Made a song that reflects the image of an aquarium.
A false sea. A “blue” that surpasses the unpleasant “blue”. What would I be thinking about if I were in this place…?
This is a song where the lyrics are of the most importance, and is about the only song in the album that was made in one go.

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Image from the video for the song. (Illust: 御厨わた@Piapro)

Description: A really relaxing and immersive song that completely exudes the underwater theme. The composition of the song is quite basic, with only two alternating lines of melody, but the arrangement is quite incredible, utilizing soft piano and strings in the background to give it a more mature and deep feel. Even though the same two melody keeps repeating, it doesn’t seem boring or repetitive at all. There seems to be at least 4 instruments playing at once (besides the vocals), which give it layers of depth, making it a great song to relisten to over and over since it’s hard to catch all the sounds used in the song on the first listen. Although there are deep, synthetic exhaling sound effects added in, it’s not at all jarring, and well enhances the underwater atmosphere. I especially enjoy the waterdrop sound effect. Lastly, the vocal tuning is very smooth and has the right tone (not too cutesy, slightly low-pitched), and although it may sound awkward at a few points, it’s well mixed, blending in quite well with the intrumentals.

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【Lyrics】シザーハンズ (Scissorhands/The Scissors)

An Original Composer-approved post. I think. Thanks again to Nem for all the input and willingness to communicate with me! It’s such an honour…!

This post consists of four parts:
1. Original lyrics
2. Transliteration
3. Translation
4. Recommended Covers

シザーハンズ (Scissorhands)

Lyrics: Nem
Compose: Nem
Arrange: Nem
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

Illustrations: 九藤咲織 (KUDOU Saori)
Video: Spica0350
Guitar: KP (A “nice guy” from Nem’s old high school band club)

Nico | Youtube
MP3 + Instumental → http://nemiu.com/scissors.zip

Nem’s comments:
I composed this song as a homage to Tim Burton’s famous movie “Edward Scissorhands”, but the story in the song has nothing to do with the movie. I wanted to explain the growing mentality during boyhood instead. The scissors are a symbol of juvenile violence.

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Main image used in video. (Illust: 九藤咲織@Piapro)

Description: A jazzy song with a very cool image of Miku with scissorhands. This is Nem’s first time using Miku for vocals (instead of the usual GUMI), and is his most Mylisted work to date. Good tuning and incredible lyrics and melody, but is a little tricky to sing along to due to the intro that you have to accurately count in. Oh, and the official English song title is The Scissors, while the Japanese title translates to “Scissorhands”.

Also, Nem’s comments in English above was actually provided by Nem himself…and was originally in English! It’s pretty incredible that somebody can be this amazing. Please take a look at his other works too! (Linked to a previous post on this blog)

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【Lyrics】ココロノコリと浮遊 (Regret and Float)

The only newish Vocaloid song I’ve been continually listening to this past month. Recommended by 古川P (FurukawaP).

This post consists of three parts:
1. Original lyrics
2. Transliteration
3. Translation

ココロノコリと浮遊 (KOKORONOKORI to Fuyuu / Regret and Float)

Lyrics: ぽわぽわP(仁王立ち) (PowapowaP aka Niou Tachi)
Compose: ぽわぽわP(仁王立ち)
Arrange: ぽわぽわP(仁王立ち)
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

Nico | Youtube
MP3 | MP3 (Luka ver.)

仁王立ちさんのコメント:
(ピアプロから)
死別曲です。いちどやってみたかった。
かつて恐れてた事が起きてしまったって感じの曲です。

Niou Tachi’s Comment:
(From Piapro)
This is a bereavement song. Trying it out just this one time.
It’s a song with a feeling of suddenly remembering something you used to be afraid of.

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Artwork used in the video for the song. (Illust: つりざお@Piapro)

Descrption: A requiem with a peaceful electronic twist and simple atmosphere. Great song to loop while reading or doing homework. Vocal tuning is good, but the whole mood of the song is quite moving and is the most notable. I recommend the Luka version over the Miku version.

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