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Vocalist Shoohey gives his tasteful interpretation of Kanata Lab’s song Strap Half Broken by sharing a vocal cover of it, a song originally performed by Hatsune Miku. Shoohey’s rendition truly captures the helplessness and the discouragement expressed in the lyrics—which by the way is in English, so it’s easy to sing along!

In the video description, Shoohey makes a remark saying that he is impressed that Kanata Lab had such an amazing musical work even five years ago, and praising that he’s impressed how the group’s composer Ogami is a talented indie game developer at the same time these days.

And here’s a little behind-the-scenes before we continue:

If you’re a long-time reader, you might also know that Shoohey is quite active in the doujin (self-published) scene. His contribution can be found in the metalcore band abstracts’ early work, in the band Silently Shooting Traitors, while also appearing as a guest vocalist across the record label MOtOLOiD’s releases, and more.

As for the excellent song Strap Half Broken by Kanata Lab (also known as “Kanata Labo”), it can be found in the 2016 album LOSTAGE OF WHITEVERSE, as well as in the 2017 album Delphinio Inflection (free download via BOOTH). Their more recent releases keep a similar sound, so if Strap Half Broken speaks to you, make sure to check out the rest! I personally highly suggest Nereis EP, which consists of works from both Kanata Lab and LEVEREVE. It’s been one of my favorite albums since it was first released back in 2019.

Digital
  1. BlackEnd
    BlackEnd
  2. Strap Half Broken
    Strap Half Broken
  3. Chainsaw
    Chainsaw
  4. BLOODFALLEN
    BLOODFALLEN
  5. Zerocode for Blacknaught
    Zerocode for Blacknaught
  6. ZDD
    ズドド
  7. Egoistic Lily
    Egoistic Lily
  8. Bluephrase Termination
    Bluephrase Termination
  9. BLUE
    BLUE
  10. Drill Eater
    Drill Eater
  11. Rapid Eye Moving
    Rapid Eye Moving
  12. for Blackfaith Deception
    for Blackfaith Deception
Digital
  1. Bloom Into You
  2. Thanatos
  3. SnowWhite
  4. INsiDE
  5. Dystophobia
  6. Atlantis
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