Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 13

Album Name: Exit Trance presents Speed Anime Trance Best 13
Artist/Circle:
EXIT TRANCE (Quake Records)
Release Date: 08/03/11
Website: http://exittunes.com/cd/exit_tunes/qwce00194.html

  1. コネクト
    It often seems to me that Exit Trance doesn’t plan their tracklists out very well. Why not spread some songs from the same series out? That way when you have a slow season, you don’t have to worry because you still have that hit from the last season! I don’t think that is a concern for them though. Otherwise they wouldn’t have included both Madoka songs here. Perhaps one of the more anticipated tracks (at least for me it was) on this album and a pretty nice way to start things off. Our vocalist is Nahoko and this is her second time appearance in this series. Interesting that they gave a newcomer such a prestigious song but not really when you look at the artist listing for the rest of the song. DJ is plazma and is listed with the z on the site so I can’t tell what their connection to plasma is/might be. Song isn’t entirely terrible though I wish they would have utilized the piano a bit more than just at the start. Nahoko is fine for the most part but doesn’t really cut it during the chorus which in the original was great because it packed such a punch and shifted the tone of the song. I didn’t comment on her last appearance so I can’t tell if I thought she sounded as flat but hopefully she’ll sound better and more… lively if she does become a regular vocalist.
  2. CORE PRIDE
    There are few male vocalists here so seeing an older regular is nice. Especially if it’s TAKANORI. The rapping bit at the start was annoying because it didn’t fit with the beat of the song but there is only a little bit and then we are treated to Taka’s crooning. Hommarju doesn’t really take any risks here so the song is pretty boring and TAKANORI carries the whole thing.
  3. 魔・カ・セ・テ Tonight
    Oh MAKI am I glad to hear you. Some consistency. That is all I ask. And MAKI delivers. But that’s all she is good for here. I think I’m going to start referring to the vocalists in two sets. First generation (YURiE, CAMRY, MAKI, KANA, Ma15, NINE and possibly TAKANORI and Latte even though those two didn’t show up until around the 6th album) and second generation (including, but not limited to, mi-mi, R.Cena, Nahoko, Yumemi, 405, etc) but since some vocalists work under pseudonyms sometimes that could be confusing (and those vocalists are bad and should feel bad).
  4. ぱんでみっく!!
    Mi-mi actually does a pretty spot on job for this one. I don’t mean just for her but in general. I heard the original and was a bit surprised how much they sounded alike. I guess that is a good thing.
  5. Destin Histoire
    Something here is not right. The vocalist (who has apparently never shown up on another album) isn’t exactly fitted for it but you can ignore that until the chorus where her voice comes off as extremely unpolished. The music does pretty much whatever it wants and doesn’t even have a passing resemblance to the original but that isn’t very surprising here is it. Generally I like Icon though so it doesn’t sound bad, at least.
  6. インモラリスト
    Hommarju gets to do his trancecore thing. That must have made him happy! Unlike the Umineko tracks however it works wonderfully. There is a strong focus on vocals so the song even drops out for a moment or two as R.Cena does her thing. And she is good. She’s at least competent. Probably the best track so far and my only complaint would be that now that Hommarju has a track to mess around with, he really doesn’t. It has the trappings of too many other songs in the same style but doesn’t do anything unique like you would expect with him. However, since the direction they did with the vocals is so flawless you could argue that the song isn’t what’s important. I would accept that because damn this was well done.
  7. RPG
    I want to like this one but I don’t think I can. The vocalist, puchi, sings at the same tempo that seems even slower than the original. She fails to keep up with the rest of the song and it sounds bad. I thought for sure she had been on another album but I guess not. She sounds familiar. Plus someone else used to do the same thing and it bothered the hell out of me.
  8. わが名は小学生
    I was listening to this song trying to figure out what to say and then I just stared at my keyboard for 30 secs and then my phone and then I went on twitter and then I remembered it was playing and it was an enjoyable background hum.
  9. Choose my love!
    Still a dick move, Exit Trance. I can’t tell if they really like shitty anime and/or shitty anime music or they just don’t give a 1/10th of a fuck. I sort of think it is the second because if it isn’t Miku thorwing up money they don’t really care about much anymore do they.  But, uh, hey KANA is here and she still sounds wonderful. It is making me realize how much some of the other new vocalists suck (I’m looking at you, Nahoko).
  10. Morning Arch
    Another veteran here, this time YURiE. My theory is that they gave all the older(/good) singers the shitty songs and all the new ones the prominent songs to help us warm up to them. It did not work. Though YURiE is really hit or miss. Sometimes she is pretty bad too. Ok, they should have  just let KANA do Connect. Come on it would have been PERFECT.
  11. A Whole New World God Only Knows
    It takes a lot to mess a song up when the original is terribad. I like the music arrange in this one because I never liked it in the original. This would have been a nice one for Hommarju to experiment on but alas, he really doesn’t. R.Cena is our vocalist and she is only slightly better than the original (wasn’t Mosiac.wav the ones responsible for the 2nd OP?).
  12. Scarlet Ballet
    Mi-mi is pretty good I guess. She’s working her way up there into my favourites. She can be nice and clear and sing with emotion and  that seems to be what a lot of newcomers/drop ins are missing. She is particularly nice for May’n songs. Song itself is nothing great but it’s pleasant at least.
  13. STRAIGHT JET
    Latte. And MK who, again, I normally like. Song wise, pretty good. Latte does well. She’s improved greatly since when she started off. Hurts both of them that the original song doesn’t give them much to work with.
  14. Taste of Paradise
    We can do this shit but not that earlier mentioned OreImo OP? Yes I am still pissed. Yumemi is the vocalist and her voice is a little annoying but hey it works. Hate to admit it but it is surprisingly catchy.
  15. Os-宇宙人
    why mi-mi why
  16. SHINY SHINY
    Oh my I hadn’t really realized MK was doing this one. And I love this song because I love Nirgilis so I was all kinds of excited. That’s probably why I’m biased here. I didn’t really like 405’s vocals here just because they weren’t the original. I still think she does the song pretty well. MK doesn’t really pull out the razzle dazzle though. Normally I’m surprised by his songs but this time I was just surprised there wasn’t any surprising twists.
  17. SCARLET KNIGHT
    Latte just takes care of all the ones with scarlet in the title I guess. Once again, she does well and it’s pretty sad (for me) when Latte is one of the strongest vocalists on an album. Well you know she just does it better for me than the original because at this point in my life I just can’t stand Nana Mizuki’s music anymore. Which is a shame because this song sounds pretty cool.
  18. 青い栞
    Yusuke is not really fitted for this song. He comes off as sounding amateur and novice and it seems like his voice can’t handle the strain of certain parts. Icon’s work is pretty nice when the vocals aren’t butchering it up though.
  19. Magia
    Once again, I ask. Couldn’t they have put someone a little more experience on such a track? Well it’s okay I guess. Our vocalists are R.Cena and Natsuhi. Natsuh being, obviously, new but not being entirely terrible. I mean I assume she was the front vocalist here. It didn’t really sound like R.Cena.

Fang’s Rating:

 ★★☆☆☆ 


Pretty disappointing despite the promising track list.
Recommended track: 6


15 Comments

  • Clam

    August 5, 2011

    I actually kind of liked the arrangement for the Denpa OP, but yeah vocals are pmuch why level

  • Clam

    August 5, 2011

    And I don’t get why they don’t do an irony arrangement either; it seems like an obvious choice

  • Diziyyuki

    August 5, 2011

    About you comment about track 19: Natsuhi has actually been in multiple albums in the past (like SATB Ecstacy 3, and UmaUma 9) but as far as the main Anime Trance series, this is actually her first song.

    And I semi-agree with you on 18. Yusuke’s vocals were bearable for me, but I would’ve prefered hideki or Taki instead.

  • Fang-tan

    August 7, 2011

    @Clam The thing is there WAS an early tracklisting that indicated it would be included. It might end up on another album outside of the SATB series but I don’t follow those so I wouldn’t know.

    @Dizi Well I only checked the SATB titles so I guess I should have made that a bit clearer.

  • Dizzi Mystica

    August 10, 2011

    I enjoyed the album pretty much. I’ve got updates on my paw as well. Plasma on this album is actually Plasma. They’ve misspelled. Plasma = Rev + MK. I enjoyed Nahoko and Natsuhi I must admit. Favorite vocalist of course being xue, erena, then Natsuhi in my list. First song was pretty enjoyable. I must admit moe/ loli vocalists are not really well done by mi-mi here. Pitch change she has is great though. JJ + yuno are new character voices. Yes, Yusuke is Starving Trancer. Days of keyboard are further improving by him as he’s working with Ryu* (Another Infinity) lately. Ryu* couldn’t join this album due to his new album appearances. I must say MAKI’s less appearances makes me glad she’s back here… Since MAKI just released a new album as well. (CD: Extra Whipping Cream). I must say Booing Day was my favorite DJ on this album. I expected that from Acid=Stone (Booing Day). Around a 6/10 rating for me xD

  • Dizzi Mystica

    August 10, 2011

    Whoops, meant plazma is plasma. The name is recorded wrong. It’s either that or a new alias for the same team.. I’ve seen site giving off wring names before. Sterving Trancer <- Bad misspelling before. Also vocalist TAKI was recorded as TAKU before.

  • Dizzi Mystica

    August 10, 2011

    Nahoko is a good singer within the Quake group. Cv; wise she has great Japanese, lacks English, has a crisp voice. She is memorable for her tracks with many old tracks. Her 2nd appearance in the SATB albums, but she was in a few of the other Exit Trance albums.

  • LOLICON

    August 11, 2011

    Whats the real name of r.cena and yumemi?..twiter of fb.. i like both singers. :P

  • exia

    August 26, 2011

    ORIEMO OP WHERE.

    Decent album, but that tracklist, I expected more.

  • exia

    August 26, 2011

    Oh and also, why are they getting all these new shitty people?

  • Fang-tan

    August 30, 2011

    @lolicon – I wish I knew! It’s pretty hard to find information on the vocalists actually. (though i haven’t actually googled those two…)

    @exia – YEP that about sums it up. I will eternally miss the days when CAMRY did multiple songs on an album. Now she does none. :(

  • Diziyyuki

    January 10, 2012

    I know this is sort of a dead subject…but I found half an answer to LOLICON’s question.

    R.Cena’s vocals are done by a girl named Kanae Asaba from South to North Records. If you go to SouthtoNorthrecord’s channel on youtube, you can find a few of her songs on there. There may even be a few other exit trance vocalists there too. (i think Takanori, hideki’s and even puchi’s original vocalists are from there too.)

  • pspost

    January 24, 2012

    Em.. err.. eeh… Was that so easy? Please say that it is mistake or something or prove it.

    What was that all sighs about? Remember my question about who is CAMRY:
    http://loli.animeblogger.net/?p=2025#comment-4341

    I had no answer, you had no answer. Even Mayumi Morinaga did not)) (I had asked her in her blog)
    >>>>>

  • pspost

    January 24, 2012

    <<<<<<

    After reading comments in this post things have gone like this:
    1. LOLICON asked about r.cena and yumemi
    2. Diziyyuki answers with Kanae Asaba
    3. Googling for "Kanae Asaba"
    4. Got this page zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/EXIT_TRANCE
    Can't understand how did I miss it year ago.

    5. Bang! CAMRY = Yukari Hyogo!
    6. ameblo.jp/yukari-hyogo/
    profile.ameba.jp/yukari-hyogo/
    7. Just listen and compare to CAMRY:
    http://just.ho.ua/Anime%20J-Music%203/14%20DREAM%20(N.O.-SYO%20Remix).mp3

    If japanese is your native language you can gather information faster then me. Or maybe you already have it.

    Paul

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