Listen to yourself
listen to yourself
Artist: Tetsuya Uchida
Composition/Arrangement: Tetsuya Uchida
Piano: Yukihide Hatsu
Guitar: Koji Igarashi
Genre: ERHU FUNK
VJ: Unknown (animations by MAYA)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED
Other Music Game Appearances: None.
Song Connections / Remixes
- listen to yourself marks Tetsuya Uchida's debut in BEMANI.
Song Production Information
Hi, I'm Uchida Tetsuya, and this is the first time I've been invited to participate in the BEMANI series.
"ERHU (arr-who)" ... it's the Chinese pronunciation for the Chinese traditional instrument 二胡, called "niko" in Japanese.
This song, "listen to yourself", was born out of a dialogue between the erhu and funk music, which plays prominently in my background. I hope you can enjoy the fusion of smooth funk and the timbre of the erhu, which invokes the image of the great expanse of the Chinese countryside.
I'm very grateful for the participation of the musicians who helped make this piece what it is, including Hatsu Yukihide, came all the way from America to give us a jazzy & funky electric piano solo, and the all-around cool Igarashi Koji of SPITFUNK, whose funky guitar makes the song overflow with a groovy feeling.
Video Production Information
Listening to this song gave me the feeling of the digital and the natural coming together.
You can hear a certain strength deep within the gentle melody if you listen closely. Erhu power! Also, if you let the funky bass sounds resound throughout the room ...... I'm sure it will make you feel great.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and from 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED||-||5||7||N/A||-||5||8||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→14 GOLD||-||5||7||10||-||5||↑9||-||-|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED CS||2||5||7||8+||-||5||8||-||-|