If anyone has been paying attention to the rankings, some songs have made a surprising reappearance. Good examples of this are niki's "-ERROR" and "+REVERSE," both sung by Lily. Or maybe one's noticed a surge of new songs covered by the UTAU Ritsu Namine, enough to start a matsuri
with some being wonderfully tuned
and human sounding
One of the reasons for this is cillia, a 16 year old girl from California according to her Nico Account
) She has become known for her use of Ritsu's newer voice bank, but she had also covered songs using Teto Kasane, Yuki Kaai, Lily, Yufu Sekka, and Len Kagamine. Her tuning of the voice banks is powerful, and she's releasing new songs often. She both creates UST and edits already existing ones. I can only be amazed at how nice UTAU sound now and how far they have come. There are many songs that I can't stop looping, and you won't here me complain about the increase in amazing UTAU songs from cillia and others.
At the time of writing this, the original "-ERROR" has been seen over 154,000 times on NND. cillia's cover with Ritsu has been seen 260,000 times, more than the original. The original "+REVERSE" has been seen over 83,000 times. The cover, over 116,000 times.
Enough introduction. On to the music!
The song that started it all and took everyone by surprise. If you check the info, cillia posted a link to download a "corrected" version. (I have trouble telling the difference between the two.)
A few days later, cillia did it again with this song. This is one I can't stop listening to.( more of cillia"s worksCollapse )