Kalafina – Kimi no Gin no Niwa

November 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM | Posted in Kalafina | Leave a comment

Kalafina – Kimi no Gin no Niwa

1. Kimi no Gin no Niwa
2. misterioso
3. Tsuioku
4. Kimi no Gin no Niwa -instrumental-

Kimi no Gin no Niwa is the fourteenth single by Japanese group Kalafina, released on November 6, 2013. The title track was used as the theme song for the third movie adaptation of the anime series Puella Magi Madoka☆Magica the Movie Part 3: Rebellion.

YES, finally a fun and vibrant folk song from Kalafina again! Kimi no Gin no Niwa is exactly what I’ve been waiting for for so long, and what I needed after all the ballads on ‘Alleluia’. I love the verses and how HIKARU takes the lead here, while WAKANA is very present in the rest of the song (something that doesn’t occur a lot on Kalafina’s A-sides). There’s so much speaking from this song, and I adore it from the very first note to the last. This is pure perfection, Kalafina style.

misterioso is probably the new ‘consolation’ because it has the very same energy, yet it’s being released in a completely new way. The song is fast paced with a lot of percussion and electric guitars, while still being on the breezy side with some flute elements. It’s the best of both worlds combined in one song, and for ‘just’ a B-side it’s so good I hope it returns on their next album!

Tsuioku is the second B-side (wow, what a treat this is) and what I thought would be a ballad is actually a dark and tensive song that brings along yet another side of the group. I love how everything just works in this song, from the deep and haunting cello solo to the amazing extended electric guitar solo in the bridge. I also adore the pattern of the percussion here, it sets the flow for the song perfectly. I’m totally into this.

5 stars


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