Kami-sama, I Have Noticed (神様、僕は気づいてしまった)

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Biography

Kami-sama, I Have Noticed are a mysterious four-piece band who suddenly appeared in November 2016 when they provided a song for the mobile game Star Ocean: Anamnesis. This was followed up by proving the opening for the anime series, Chiruran Nibun no Ichi. The members are comprised of; どこのだれか (Someone Somewhere) [Vocal / Guitar], 東野へいと (Higashino Eito) [Guitar], 和泉りゅーしん (Izumiri Yushin) [Bass], 蓮 (Hasu) [Drums]. Signed to Warner Music Japan, the band have released an album and an EP, while at the time of writing they will be shortly releasing another single EP in a couple of weeks. They are yet to perform in the UK, but as they continue to grow we can hope that growth brings them to our shores.
Sound

Kami-sama, I Have Noticed provide a great pop rock sound with a funk twist. First impressions may feel like they are just a rock band. Indeed, instrumentally the steady rhythm and catchy riffs seem like standard rock, however there is more to it than that. The catchy nature of their music doesn’t come from a pop influence, it is more funk. It has that interesting bounce that is the drive over the catchy melody in the vocal or guitar. Although there is mighty fine guitar shredding in the mix, which interestingly isn’t usually forefront but plays a role building up the sound.

Without a doubt the most interesting aspect of Kami-sama, I Have Noticed, is the vocalist. They have an incredible range that makes it feel like dual vocalists. The verses tend to have a lower pitch, and sound like a male vocalist. These are reserved and float above the instrumental, building up to each chorus. The chorus then jumps up in both energy and pitch, they are stronger and more engaging, interestingly sounding more like a female vocalist. I personally find it hard to believe it is one person, as the range is pretty phenomenal and it may be this curiosity that has helped drum up interest in the group. Creating a mystery beyond just the identity of the members, but within their sound as well.

Top 5 Hits

  1. CQCQ
  2. Unhappy Club
  3. TOKIO Liar
  4. わたしの命を抉ってみせて (Show Me My Life)

  5. 僕の手に触れるな (Do Not Touch My Hands)

Availability

Their discography is available digitally in the UK, physical copies need to be imported.

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2 comments

  1. Thank you for the correction! Main reason use the term roughly translate is when I’ve had to rely on google which I know can be quite wrong sometimes so it’s to let people know that. Although in future posts I have stopped doing this and left it untranslated

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