somehow I miss old Pura era where the songs are Tadashi bass oriented <3 
i miss their older grungier sound but its ok! all bands go through phases and pura themselves have gone through plenty of phases, so Im just excited to see how their music will evolve in the future!
This band becomes pitiful and completely has been. A true disappointment since this year. Ryutaro doesn't care of the lives and prefers making a fool of playing zombie in third-rate films or wiggling in bad songs. Split up, please!
Please remember he went on throat surgery and of course his voice is changed, even not so much considering the medical problems. Imho he is gradually passing (because of age, smoke, health, etc) from a child dreamy voice to a child suffering one. It could be a great deal, maybe, if they stay on this style introduced by Kenken. Let's see.
If there's something I miss about the old days of these guys it's Ryutaro's voice, it sounds so tired nowadays ;_; it used to be so dreamy. (I know it's normal but I can't enjoy their lives that much anymore)
Listen to Sakurai Atsushi's version of [track artist=Gazebo]I Like Chopin[/track] by [artist]Gazebo[/artist] called [track artist=櫻井敦司]雨音はショパンの調べ -I LIKE CHOPIN-[/track]. Also try Kobayashi Asami's version of I Like Chopin [track artist=小林麻美]雨音はショパンの調べ[/track].
Imho the most celebrated tracks are the weakest ones. "Kagee" was nice at the first listening, but time by time popped out as a not-so-much inspired and lazy pop song: Ryuutarou, you can do something better. "Amaoto" is Kenken again, always nice, but even always equal to himself. "Rinbu" is really good and i'm starting to appreciate even the refrain, that i disliked at the beginning. The most interesting song is "Kyokuron": the arrangement is gergeous, the rhythm is terribly catchy, the lyrics perfectly fitting with and yes, it's wonderful to sing and to headbang; i love this song.
Well, I was too pessimistic at first. After a closer listen, I've realized that there is much that's nice about Echo. If anything it's a "grower" album, although it's clear which songs are the highlights (瞳孔, 雨音, 影絵 and possibly 輪舞).
3:20 is the standard size Last.fm appoints to a track not actually listened by a player, or listened by a player or website that doesn't give infos to the site. So, for example, someone listened "Kodama" at a music store or on YouTube or so, and than scrobbled on Universal Scrobbler that doesn't give lenght info to Last.fm; result, Last.fm automatically writes the 3:20 standard size.
I don't know if it's the right place to ask: what is the actual length of 木霊 (first track of echo)? 3:20 or 2:05? According to last.fm, it's 3:20, but on my cd it's 2:05, and the song finish weirdly. :/