KulfiQ / くるふぃmylist
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KulfiQ is a pretty known Vocaloid producer who started uploading his works in Nico Nico Douga late 2009 with Blurry Sky
. He has 12 songs to date, as well as two albums. He got his name Kulfi, from the Indian frozen milk dessert
. I don't think you ever say the "Q" XD.
KulfiQ's music style is easily definable as rock, but aside from the guitars and drums, he adds in a lot of other elements in his songs including piano, chimes, etc. His intros often involve straight out scratchy guitar melody with snappy drums and subtle but recognizable bass, although sometimes he starts off with a piano/harpsichord melody a la HoehoeP, only to quickly change into his usual rockish ensemble. His songs are easy to appreciate and is generally much-loved because they are upbeat and mainstream-sounding, like music from L'arc~en~Ciel or Glay. His lyrics might sound a bit sad at times but they're never depressing or show feelings to the point of despair.
His main Vocaloid is Miku (append) although he has started using Rin recently. His Miku's tuning is pretty solid but like his music, he has no particular quirks and habits when it comes to tuning. His Miku is often tuned low and gentle, but louder than the guitar music. The lack of very high squeals or edges in his Miku makes his songs a nice listen despite the rockish approach. There's really too litte of his Rin to make a generalization, but she is tuned similar to Miku, too: soft without edges and rarely with high parts.
Aside from uploading Vocaloid songs, he also does a lot of namahousou where he draws. He is also part of the Vocaloid compilation albums "Innovator Earth" and "EXIT TUNES Presents Supernova 5". sample songs
• Hitorigoto Switch
• sound, word, heart, world
• Heimdall no Tsunobue
(Heimdall's Hunting Horn)
• Hanabi Sora
(The Sky of Fireworks)nikki says
KulfiQ's works for me is part of my listening routine. Like, when he uploads something it's normal for me to check it. I don't remember when I started listening to his works, but it could've started with Heimdall no Tsunobue, which remains one of my favorite KulfiQ songs. Another favorite of mine is Glacier, which is more recent. As you might already know, I like Vocarock but without the part where I damage my eardrums with noisy guitars, so I prefer KulfiQ's types of songs. If I can, I would group him with the likes of HoehoeP and KuwagataP in terms of style.