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Kous is a very prolific Vocaloid producer, having uploaded more than 30 songs to Nico Nico Douga. He started uploading songs in 2008 and is still very much active. Because of his uploading speed, listeners gave him the epithet "shoukan kous" (weekly kous). His first pen name was actually "kou". However, due to multiple people with the same name, he decided to change his name to "kous" to make it more distinct. Kous's music seems to be within boundaries of many genres. Read more on Last.fm
Kous is a very prolific Vocaloid producer, having uploaded more than 30 songs to Nico Nico Douga. He started uploading songs in 2008 and is still very much active. Because of his uploading speed, listeners gave him the epithet "shoukan kous" (weekly kous). His first pen name was actually "kou".

However, due to multiple people with the same name, he decided to change his name to "kous" to make it more distinct. Kous's music seems to be within boundaries of many genres. Most of the time, it's labeled as rock, yet it is quite different from most rock songs. For this spotlight, I preferred describing his songs as easy-listening electronic pop, with influences of ambient, progressive rock and jazz.

Most of his songs have emphasized electronic beats, reminiscent of Sasakure.UK. However, he also uses orchestral backdrops within his melody, creating a multitude of sounds which fills the ears, in a good way, which is kind of similar to whoo's style. He also used to be a member of a band as a drummer, which is probably why his songs are intensive on repetitive beats and rhythms. Unique in his songs are his way of using drum-like electronic beats to make repetitive, quirky rhythms as well as the heavy use of echoing bass melody.

The lyrics of his songs are almost always melancholy reflections on different emotions. He almost exclusively uses Hatsune Miku in his songs, although he has also made songs using Megurine Luka and the Kagamine twins. His Miku is tuned solid and high. She's also very flexible with tones and can shift from high to low pitches without apparent breaks or lilts.

His Luka is also tuned higher than she is usually made to sing, a little shakier than Miku, probably because the high notes make her a bit whispery. He rarely uses the Kagamine twins, but they are tuned high, too. Most of the time, Kous collaborates with artist/video-maker hie in his uploads. He has also collaborated with various utaite singers and other producers in other projects.

A few of his utaite collaborations involve ShoshinshaF (unit name is "in focus") and Ef. He also released a split album with monaca:factory called Monokuro Sekai no Tsumiki Asobi He has released a number of albums/singles like 01, SIGH-Ep, Ii ko, Warui ko, etc. , and has contributed to a number of compilation albums like mighty works, Sequence, Vocarock Collection II, etc. Last June, he has released his major debut album Kikai no Hana Laboratory under the U/M/A/A label.

It has a twin CD released during Vom@s 16 called Kikai no Hana Sanatorium. Involved in his major debut project are singers Ef and Lasah, as well as Vocaloid producers DECO*27 and Sasakure.UK who remixed some of his songs. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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