Genki Dschinghis no Jibun Song
Posted by Kirarin☆Snow ☃ on 2008-03-11
Here’s another one from the Department of Uncanny Similarities:
The vocals of “Dschinghis Khan” and “Honto no Jibun” on top of the instrumentals of “Genki Jirushi no Oomori Song”.
Now with a PV! Is it just me or are the kids wearing the same yellow clothes as the ones in the “Dschinghis Khan” PV? Uncanny.
Not only do the tracks match up nicely musically; the lyrics are also thematically similar.
The scary thing is that this took me only about an hour and a half to make and required very little editing. The only editing I did was extracting the vocals, breaking the vocal tracks into segments, aligning the segments, adjusting the relative volume, and raising “Honto no Jibun” by a half-tone and slowing it down from 143 bpm to 140 bpm. “Dschinghis Khan” and “Genki Jirushi no Oomori Song” are left pretty much intact; their (identical) tempo and chord progressions fit together rather eerily, with only a little dissonance.
And then there’s the surreal experience of listening to Airi, Maasa, and Risako (as 3/4 of 4KIDS) in 2002 chanting in the background at the same time their 2007-2008 selves are singing…
Oh, and the PV. The coincidences between the lyrics and the PV are mind-warping: the building in the background lighting up during “kira kira kagayaku goden” (sparkling palace); the LET’S GO backdrop during “go brother”; Kago holding out her hands during “te wo kazase” (hold out your hands); Kago jumping in the air during “tobikoete” (jumping)…
Hmm… what should I try next? I think I’m sick of the Khan… and it’s not even March 12 yet in my time zone…