Akeboshi – After the rain clouds go

Usual life
3.5
Beat the snow
2.5
Tiny Rainbow
2.5
Drifting sounds
2.5
Fragments of memory
3.5
Meltwater
2.5
Kumori Yozora
3.5
Break the spell
2.5
Muchuu de Yume no Uchi
2.5
Standing on the line
2.5
Messed up mind
3.5

thoughts. B-.
After the rain clouds go is the last album, as of now, released by Akeboshi. It’s a real shame to, because I love his calm and melancholy approach to music. It’s very hit or miss and not always in-between. He has some really emotionally moving in thought provoking songs, so I do hope he releases another album in the near future. This album pretty much plays like the previous two, it doesn’t stand out and it doesn’t try to. You will either like it or you won’t, in this case I do. Akeboshi oddly doesn’t have any tracks that jump out and cling to me like on his previous two albums, but the songs I did find myself really liking are: Usual Life, Fragments of Memory, Kumori Yuzora and Messed up mind. Akeboshi’s albums aren’t great and can be boring as his style is not to everyone’s taste, but I’d buy them.

  • favorite track – Usual Life
    least favorite track – Meltwater
    guilty pleasure track – Messed up mind
    under-rated track – Kumori Yuzora

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Akeboshi – Meet along the way

Sky in the Pond
3.5
The Cliff
2.5
Yellow Bird
3.5
Broken Bridge
2.5
Seeds
3.5
Green eyes
3.5
Mercury is rising
2.5
Diamond Dust
2.5
Close my Door
2.5
Owl -Album ver.-
2.5

thoughts. B-.
I kinda feel the same way about Akeboshi’s second album as I felt about his first, only doubled. I love his voice and how his music is so calming, nostalgic and soothing (with a touch of sadness), even so it makes for a somewhat underwhelming listen. Meet along the way has some decent tracks, but not enough to keep this album from slipping into tedium. It starts off on a good note with Sky in the Pond, but falls off after that with only three tracks afterward standing out to me; Yellow Bird, Green eyes and Seeds. It’s not bad, it’s more that the latter half of the album after Green Eyes is just dull despite Akeboshi’s pleasant vocals. It’s a nice album to go to sleep to though, and I mean that in a good way.

  • favorite track – Yellow Bird
    Least favorite track – Mercury is rising
    guilty pleasure track – Seeds
    under-rated track – Green Eyes

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Akeboshi – Akeboshi

Wind
3.5
Night and Day
2.5
Hey There
3.5
no wish
2.5
Song of the Autumn Wind
3.5
Sofa in a Ruin
4.5
A Nine Days’ Wonder
3.5
white reply
2.5
Faerie Punks
3.5
morning high
2.5
tall boy
2.5
The Audience
2.5
God Clicks His Tongue
2.5

thoughts. B.
Akeboshi was a weird one to add to my line-up as I got into him through the anime Naruto cause I loved his song for it; Wind. I also really liked Green Eyes and Yellow Moon. I actually just recently started listening to him this year and he sadly doesn’t really release music as frequently as I would like. Akeboshi is his debut album and it’s pretty nice; I love how atmospheric his music is… calming in a sad, melancholy type of way. Akeboshi has a voice that could be a little grating, but is actually surprisingly nice. I really enjoyed this album when I first listened to it, however upon the second go around it’s just merely OK. The only real problem I have with this album is that it’s a little boring, despite how easy the songs are on the ears. It gradually becomes a tedious listen, especially towards the end. A nice album to listen to if you want to be put in a relaxed mood, maybe even go to sleep or if you’re a fan like me.

  • favorite track – Wind, Sofa in a Ruin
    least favorite track – no wish
    guilty pleasure track – Faerie Punks
    under-rated track – Song of the Autumn Wind

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