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Harmonia is the third commercial album by the renowned indie musician and game soundtrack composer 志方あきこ (Akiko Shikata), released on March 18, 2009. It is a conceptual album revolving around the "five elements" philosophical theme. The album consists of 17 tracks in 5 clusters, each cluster starting with a "調和" ("harmony") track.

The tracklist is as follows:

01. 調和~風来の調べ~ (1:43) 02. 遥かなる旅路 (5:03) 03. 軌跡 (5:17) 04. 風と羅針盤 (3:53) 05. 調和~焔の共鳴~ (1:12) 06… read more

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  • The arrangements are way too synthetic on this album. She should have kept working with Taro Hakase, he really understood her music.
  • 軌跡 (Kiseki) <3
  • My first album of her and my entry into Akiko's musical cosmos. I adore its godly melodies, Akiko's "jubilant" voice(s) and symphonical arrangements a very lot. Moreover, I like the concept of that record (the 4 elements: air, fire, water, earth and their compatibility). Favourite tracks: #2, 3, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 17.
  • Akiko's decadence started rising in 2009. Cleverly crafted compositions and a rare eclecticism partly ruined by over-the-top arrangements, bad vocal and instrumental choices, useless effects and synth overload, messy mixing and mastering. That pretty much sums up Harmonia. Low on magic, a big letdown compared to everything she's done before, yet very far from a bad record (I do like it anyway)... only very frustrating.
  • masterpiece [6]
  • v listens to a shitload of bands that are much worse than this album. apparently grandhipster loves DCD ripoffs and isnt able to recognize original creation. tho I do admit she sounds sick on this album. maybe chako hattori recorded it instead of shikata lol.
  • Least good album. Still enjoyable, I guess.
  • masterpiece [5]
  • masterpiece [4]
  • epic album <3 [2]

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