CD Review :: Domoto Koichi - Gravity
CD + DVD A
CD + DVD B
1) Danger Zone ~to the unknown world~
2) Slave Maker
3) Fallen Angel
5) Come closer
8) JAM ~Freaky Night~
9) Lost World
11) LOVE CRIES
12) A Silent Night (CD Only Track)
Gravity is Domoto Koichi's 3rd solo album & it was released on 3rd Oct .
Koichi's latest album offering is released 2 years & a month since his previous album BPM & unlike his 1st 2 solo album offerings , Gravity is his 1st album not to include any singles .
2 songs in Gravity are composed by Koichi himself who's 1/2 of the duo KinKi Kids alongside with Domoto Tsuyoshi .
Kicking things off in the album is Danger Zone ~to the unknown world~ which's the only song in Gravity that received a music video .
Serves as the lead album promo track for Gravity , Danger Zone ~to the unknown world~ is insanely addictive if not downright catchy on 1st listen . I wasn't surprised that a music video was made for this song as it's a great opening album track .
Slave Maker follows after Danger Zone ~to the unknown world~ & just like the latter , Slave Maker is also another catchy entertaining dance no. with it being just as aggressive sounding as the next song which's Fallen Angel .
Fallen Angel is 1 of 2 tracks that's composed by Koichi & Koichi's composing skills is something that I really admire/respect & no exception goes for Fallen Angel which showcases what Koichi does best .
The mood is somewhat slow down a bit in the form of the next track ie. Deepness . It's not as upbeat as the 1st 3 songs but it still has plenty of attitude attached to it .
Likewise , the same thing goes for Come closer & Bluff×× with both tracks sounding quite lush sounding . I don't think they're the strongest tracks in Gravity but these 2 songs are something I don't mind listening to if I have the album on loop .
invisible is the only slow no. in Gravity & this almost can be considered as a ballad & it's a refreshing change to see a switch in music direction after a series of back to back upbeat club driven songs .
JAM ~Freaky Night~ takes centre stage after invisible & for this track , I think it's ok as it's neither good or bad since there're much more memorable stronger tracks in Gravity .
Lost World is 1 of my fave album tracks as it's a really strong entertaining track on 1st listen . The melody is what makes Lost World stands out as it has plenty of catchy hooks going on & even autotune is present in it which makes things even better .
From an awesome track to the next , in comes SUPERSONIC which really caught on me at 1st listen , in that the song is very polarizing & I was straightaway drawn into it .
Lost World & SUPERSONIC are definitely 2 great tracks back to back which're on par if not enough to rival Danger Zone ~to the unknown world~ .
LOVE CRIES is the 2nd song that Koichi composes besides Fallen Angel & in LOVE CRIES , it does sound like something left behind from his debut solo album mirror .
I frankly have no issues with Koichi's composing as it's this aspect of him that I like/respect which I still feel that mirror is awesome even up to now , despite it being released close to 6 years ago .
A Silent Night is only available in the CD only pressing of Gravity & should this edition be purchased , it serves as the bonus track , something both CD + DVD's of the album doesn't have .
Oddly , I feel that A Silent Night is something KinKi Kids might personally sing themselves & not Koichi alone . As such I didn't find it very memorable on 1st listen & it only sunk into me after a few listens .
I don't think A Silent Night will be a fave track of mine . It's a pleasant no. but that's that .
While Domoto Tsuyoshi continues to explore the experimental side of rock music , his KinKi Kids group-mate Koichi shows off his dance skills in his latest album Gravity .
Truth be told , when it was announced that Koichi be releasing a new solo album , I was surprised especially since there're no singles included in Gravity . At 1st I didn't want to listen to his latest album offering but I'm glad I didn't undertake that decision because after listening to Gravity , I think it's a solid effort .
Unlike his previous album BPM which I think is quite weak sounding , Gravity is much stronger overall as there're plenty of great dance tracks which're good enough to be potential singles themselves & surprisingly , I find myself listening to Gravity a lot more than expected .
I don't think Gravity will be able to match up to just how Koichi's debut solo album mirror is as I still feel mirror is top notch but it's definitely a big music step up for Koichi from what he did in BPM & what he did now for Gravity .
Hopefully in his next solo offering he will compose the whole album as that's something I really miss from him but for now , I will be plugging into Gravity on repeat mode .