CD Review :: FLOWER FLOWER - Shiki EP
CD + DVD
2) entr'acte 1
4) entr'acte 2
6) entr'acte 3
Shiki EP is FLOWER FLOWER's 1st mini album which was released last week on 18th Feb .
The mini album's title represents the 4 seasons . Shiki was released digitally on 11th Feb . The version that was released digitally followed the same format as the CD only .
The CD + DVD edition of Shiki features all 4 songs as well as 3 entr'acte & a postlude . An entr'acte is a piece of music performed between acts of a theatrical production .
FLOWER FLOWER was in charge of providing the theme songs for Little Forest starring Ai Hashimoto . The story is based on Daisuke Igarashi's manga which was released in 2 movies .
Little Forest : Summer & Autumn was released last year on 30th Aug & Little Forest : Winter & Spring was released on Valentine's Day / 14th Feb .
2 songs Fuyu & Haru were released digitally on the same day as Little Forest : Winter & Spring while the other 2 songs Natsu & Aki were already released digitally last year on the same day as Little Forest : Summer & Autumn .
To fit the movie's seasonal concepts , FLOWER FLOWER was commissioned to write 4 new songs for each chapter under the themes Summer , Autumn , Winter & Spring .
Yui watched scenes of the movie during production to get the proper images in creating the songs with the rest of the members .
I've already heard/reviewed Natsu & Aki as both songs were released last year so in this case Fuyu & Haru are the 2 new songs that're made available in Shiki . Fuyu is an emotional driven no. while for Haru , it's a cheery upbeat no. .
For film tetralogy Little Forest that stars Hashimoto Ai as a young women who learns to grow & cook her own food while living alone in the woods – rock band FLOWER FLOWER (featuring singer-songwriter YUI) has written 1 new theme song for each film . Now , all 4 songs are being released/complied in Shiki , the band's 2nd musical release .
Shiki overall is a nice music package in which all 4 seasons were able to do their best to convey how each of the 4 seasons are . My fave season inspired song has to be Natsu but the other tracks are equally enjoyable/fun .
Looks like FLOWER FLOWER will be sticking around for a while & as such , Shiki is a nice follow up to their debut album Mi .