Wowzers… That was… interesting. 😄 I really enjoyed the repeats of “motto motto baachan”. I never really noticed it before, but Rika’s vocals at the start of the song kind of shaky. The verses sounded pretty cool, the chorus a was a little more choppy.
I really wasn’t expecting the high-pitched ‘I Wish’ vocals to come it. 😄 It made me giggle. And then when it went back to the ‘Ai Araba’ vocals, I was like.. o_O. But I couldn’t help but enjoy the really high-pitched ‘Go! Go!’s in the background. Another fun listen. ^_^
This was by far the most painful remix for me to make, for a number of reasons: The instrumental had a lot of soft parts, which means the residue from the extracted vocals are quite noticeable. Filtering this out usually distorts the vocals a bit, unfortunately. 😦 Then there was the problem of getting painful dissonance no matter how far apart the tracks are in pitch. I chose what I thought was least painful—shifting “I WISH” up two half-tones—but this made the end a bit of a mess, alas. And then there are the tempo changes, which caused additional pain.
But, ah, I now have a much deeper appreciation for the masterpiece of composition that is “I WISH”. An inferior piece would not have challenged me so.