Jpop Review: Chemistry – Life Goes On (SINGLE)

This CD single release from Chemistry consists of two different versions of the title track: Life goes on~side K~, and Life goes on~side D~, along with karaoke versions of both tracks (without the vocals). [Actually, the instrumental version of "side D" includes SOME vocals in the background, so maybe if you don't happen to be the world's greatest jpop singer, the guys can help you out with some supporting harmony! ^_^]

Life goes on~side K~ starts off I would say rather “spiffy,” upbeat; it’s a pretty nice groove. On the other hand, Life goes on~side D~is much softer, slower-tempoed and sentimental (complete with strings/violin accompaniment in the background!).

Additionally, the song “Life Goes On” is also the theme song for the Japanese TV drama ‘Seiyo Kotto Yogashiten’ (based on a manga by Yoshinaga Fumi).

RATING: (4 out of 5 stars.)

Chemistry – Life Goes On

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RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2008
PRICE: US $11.99


About Mr. Z

Hajimemashite and welcome to our site, from yours truly Webmaster Mr. Z! A bit about me: I am a Web & Graphic Designer from Michigan, USA, and have been into "cool Japanese stuff" for quite a while now. (Actually, the first exposure I can remember to Japanese animation was watching 'Speed Racer' as a kid in the 70s and also remember a friend of mine introducing me to the 'Project A-Ko' and 'Starblazer - Yamato' animes around mid to late 90s!) Yes, maybe I'm pretty old for a lot of you guys & gals - BUT I recently found out that I share the same birth-year as HYDE! So that is kind of cool :p. Other than that, I am also into other kinds of music (British pop/rock, dance/trance, jazz, fusion, world music, etc - anything good & cool!), art & design in general, vegetarianism, fitness, photography, and guitar! I first got into jpop music in the very late 90s/2000 by discovering acts like MAX, Ami Suzuki, Noriko Suzuki (anyone heard of her?), and others. I liked the upbeat, high-energy sound (oh and of course the girls were very cute too ^_^ ), but on perhaps a "higher note," I was particularly struck by the voice of anime seiyuu Maaya Sakamoto (In case you don't know her, she has done a lot of work with the composer Yoko Kanno, and her voice is featured on anime such as Escaflowne, Secret of Lodoss War, Wolf's Rain and others). I was so impressed by Maaya's music, that that was one of the reasons I started this site back in 2001. (I'll try to add my 'Favorites List' soon!). Of course I am also an "otaku," having great respect for the spirit, originality, and fun (and especially for a lot of the fantastic artwork & design!) of a lot of the makers of Japanese anime and manga. Games, yeah I'm kind of a game-geek too, but actually I don't get too much into the RPG like a lot of people do, I tend to prefer (for video games) the Action and Sports games. Welcome to, please enjoy your stay, and let us know what you think! Youkoso! ^_^ ....

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