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Gackt has released a new single. An Anniversary Single! Today! It’s called “Koakuma Heaven (小悪魔ヘヴン)”.

Earlier this spring he released the single “Journey through a Decade”. It’s not a coincidence.

It has been ten years since Gackt went solo. He left Malice Mizer and started an amazing solo carrier in 1999. Now it’s 2009, and a decade of Gackt’s solo music is behind us: lots of great music, and some not that great but still good.

“Journey through a decade” was a very good single, I like it a lot!

“Koakuma Heaven (小悪魔ヘヴン)” I’m not so sure about. There are two songs on the single, “Koakuma Heaven (小悪魔ヘヴン)”, and “My Father’s Day”. The second song is better; it’s a usual “Gackt-sound”, whilst “Koakuma Heaven” is kind of messy, with a lot of playing with the sound of his voice, digital wise – vocoder/auto-tune. I like his original voice a lot more… His ballads are wonderful, for example.

From this Wednesday onward Gackt is going to release a single once a week. It’s a way of celebrating the anniversary of a decade.

June 10th – today – “Koakuma Heaven (小悪魔ヘヴン)”

June 17th, next Wednesday it’s time for nr 2, “Faraway”.

June 24th the single is “Lost Angels”.

July 1st: “Flower”.

Four singles all in all. I’m SOOO looking forward to listen to them!

Gackt’s earlier music rocks hard; the songs are great, great, great!

Last year’s albums and singles are a little lame in comparison. My least favourite album is “Diabolos”. It’s not as good as the earlier ones, not at all – and this was the album Gackt choose in his world wide release. Stupid!? I guess he’s content with the result; I’m not.

The later singles are better than his Diabolos album… Lately he has more or less just released singles. Earlier in this blog I stated that “Ghost” was a bad single – I’ve changed my mind – I like the single a lot.

I wait with a final opinion of “Koakuma Heaven (小悪魔ヘヴン)”; after all I haven’t listened to the song more than five times, and Gackt’s music is the kind of music that needs growing… It takes some time before you enjoy what you’re listening to. And “Koakuma Heaven (小悪魔ヘヴン)” is that kind of rhythmic song you like if you listen closely and many times in a row… Even more if you bounce to the song… It’s a bouncy kind of song, like in the disco genre. It’s electronic, sounding like techno, and techno is one of my least favourite genres, hence the doubt.

But I think I’ll grow to like even this electronic song…

After all, I love the voice of Gackt, so how could I not enjoy his music?

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