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Despite having never been into vocaloid music, I decided to give this album a listen after I heard Kikuo's popular song, "Love Me, Love Me, Love Me". What I enjoyed most about that song was the crisp blend of traditional instruments with the peculiar vocaloid vocals. This album uses the vocaloid software Xi Quan and Hatsune Miku to accomplish much of the same vocal effects I remembered from "Love Me, Love Me, Love Me". My favorite part of this album has to be the production. Kikuo uses an array of different traditional japanese instruments and 808s to create something that feels simultaneously intense and whimsical. I don't know any Japanese so I can't speak to the quality of the songwriting; that being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this album and I'm looking forward to Kikuo's future releases.

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