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NatsuP is a rather popular Vocaloid producer mostly because of her Vanan'Ice projects. She is part of SCL (Seven Color Light) Project, which is a group consisting of her as producer, haku as guitarist, haruaki as illustrator and PV-maker, and sakura michii as adviser, illustrator and singer. SCL Project is essentially involved with NatsuP's Vanan'ice works, but not with her other works. NatsuP is a self-proclaimed otaku and finds comfort in front of her computer. She likes hair-raising songs, pretty things, smart people, gamers, appliance stores, record stores, bookstores, and curry. She also loves her dog very much.
NatsuP's name is always attached to her Vanan'Ice projects (Imitation Black, Fate:Stay Rebirth, Setsugetsuka) which are all rockish songs (thanks to haku's guitar). But before that, she has actually composed a lot of songs which are slower, sweeter and less dark. Her first works are mostly piano ballads for Miku. Then she moved on to Gakupo and went a little crazier and crackier XD;. She has also used Luka in less popular works. At one point, she also used GUMI. At this point, she has 20+ songs in her collection, including remakes but excluding collaborations with other producers.
Her music is hard to define, to be honest, especially since she started with ballads. She has no constant melody or music genre, although she's usually leaning towards fast alternative or rock songs. She uses a wide variety of instrument sounds, too. Despite the fact that she writes a lot of crack, I like them because unlike those usual aspiring funny songs which are usually moe/cutesy pop in nature, natsuP's brand of crack songs is presented with catchy rock beats. Her generous use of dramatic piano and violin music in her songs is also a plus as well as one of the reasons why her visual-kei Vanan'ice is insanely popular.
Her Vocaloids are usually well-tuned. Her Miku was sounds really lovely in her ballads, and is probably the best sounding of her Vocaloids. Her Luka is a bit shaky, but has nice breathy sounds. Her Gakupo is a bit too high at times, but I think he matches her songs perfectly. I do think that her Kaito's still a little shaky, as you can observe in the Vanan'ice songs, but matching with Gakupo's vocal swagger and Len's shota voice, it's negligible. I think one good point about natsuP's vocaloids is that she pairs them well with the songs. Miku for ballads and light pop, Luka for the sexier themed, Gakupo for crack, operatic, rock-y songs, GUMI for pop/alternative, and Kaito and Len for rock. But then again, if she can make them talk like hosts in radio shows and people can understand them, there is little question about her tuning :). sample songs
• Zutto -for a long time-
• This Heart -piano ver-
• Monzetsu ☆ Nasu Adagio
• Keihou! Pururun Shirei ☆ Kakusei-han
• 777 wa Lucky Kiss ♡
I knew natsuP because of Paranoid Doll and Imitation Black. I have always admired how her Vocaloids sounds so energetic in her songs. Then southerncross
became her fan and I was led to discover her songs outside Vanan'Ice and Gakupo. Despite that she has many works, they're too diverse in style that I cannot choose a favorite from them. Even the humor factor drastically changes, some are dark and serious, some are super hilarious. But it's also because of that that I never get bored of her works.
By the way, I initially thought natsuP was a guy. But upon following her twitter, I realize she's a girl after all (she has a very cute toy dog, pink iPod, nice manicure and very nice cow-print flats in some of her pictures ^^;). If I made a mistake despite that, please do inform me. Thanks!