An Elaboration on the Fantastic Magic by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure CD Album Review

TK from Ling Tosite Sigure in 2014

TK Photo Credit: Ohayo Seoul

A follow-up to the Fantastic Magic by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure CD Album Review. Having reviewed, Fantastic Magic, I have come to further reflect on why TK’s singing is so special. Mostly over it having an air of decadence. Meaning while luscious there is the danger of you fully getting lost in his music. Completely utterly lost. He sincerely sings so passionately that all his emotions get across to a listener with a refreshing innocence. While I am unsure if it has that effect on everyone else. I know this to be very true from my experience. His deeply emotional singing has such good intonation that can cause one to feel overpowering empathy. This need to be overprotective of him as an artist. And once there all these other complicated emotions but most important of all—happiness for some weird reason.

Which the way, I see it, is very dangerous. In a good way, of course, since his singing is totally going to make you feel warmly comforted. His singing is that adorable!

Though, at the end of the day, it is not only his beautiful, soul moving raw singing that is important but also the level of carefully crafted musical compositions that can be listened to almost too much (very addicting). Instantly you can tell how much utmost care has been put into each one. Everything is TK. All you experience with regards to both his music and singing is a very intimate affair. Something which have never felt from any other so-called music artists through the years. So if you happen to get feelings of deep joy or body shivers of bliss when listening to his music that is the reason why. He is producing something else entirely when it comes to music. Sort of a transcending sound of Pop, Rock, and in a sense Classical music but I would be vastly simplifying the creativity of the music considering a sound like this is rather rare. I mean never in a million years could I believe music could be so powerful but that goes to show how wrong we can all be.

So yeah. I’ll continue to buy more TK from Ling Tosite Sigure music releases since his music has a way of soothing my inner turbulent emotions. Listening to his music and singing just fills a void inside me. Making me believe in time he could become very famous.

Further Reading: [Natalie: JPN] TK from Ling Tosite Shigure「Fantastic Magic」Interview

New Updated Version with Edits: Fantastic Magic by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure [Regular Edition] CD Review

Fantastic Magic Availability

Fantastic Magic by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure [Limited Edition Version] US | Amazon Japan | Tower Records | HMV Japan | CDJapan

TK-Toru Kitajima Music Artist Biography

Toru Kitajima

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Composer/Songwriter | Singer | Guitarist

From Ling Tosite Sigure to TK from Ling Tosite Sigure. A band who is remarked as possessing post-hardcore and and progressive rock connections. TK’s real name is Toru Kitajima. He writes the lyrics and music to all of Ling Tosite Sigure‘s songs as well as for his solo work. When performing music in the band he provides lead vocals and plays the guitar. He also helps with sound engineering, mixing and mastering. In 2012, under the name TK from Ling tosite sigure, he released the solo album “Flowering”. “Fantastic Magic” is his second album release.

Related: The Japan Times: Rock, J-Pop, and Dance: Albums We Liked in 2014, Sputnik Music’s Review of Fantastic Magichawaiibem’s music blog


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