…a~h seems I'm much in AKB mode (*´艸`)！Seriously though it's aiko's 9th album which topped the Oricon charts @ #1! Delicious♥? Yummy♥? Just ♥ the free soul~* that is aiko….and whether it be the rolling~ragtime piano notes of "beat"….the subtle ska stylings~* of "milk"….the soaring notes of KissHug to the ballad~y~serenity of "Yellow" and while on most aiko compositions the category thought alludes all as she's just aiko…most unique~*.
aiko's one~of~a~kind vocal phrasing transcends at times from rock, jazz, pop, ska and a variety all her own and somewhere in between hers profoundly incorporates so many musical nuances and statements….so much that it's not a stretch by any means to envision that great big musical blender mixing inspirations from decades of the 60's/70's along with the fruition of jazz and rock as we know it from today and yesteryear~. Getting a bit off~track here XD but I've found that aiko's releases of late are all printed on extra thick~glossy textured paper, really a nice touch~* from PONY CANYON♥.
Each song meticulously crafted with ingredients of baritone sax, piano, trumpets, also sax, trombone, guitars, drums, tenor sax, string arrangements and horns and if even for must a few minutes or moments~*, if you separate her vocals from the music in entirety……aiko's writing will envelop you as just as with jazz at its best her notes are masterful in no lesser a tense as a pop~artist complete♥.
"beat", "Nageki no kiss", "Yori michi", "Yellow", (personal fave♥♥♥->->->) "Modorenai ashita" "Anoko no yume" and
"toenail"…"Tunnel" omg had a brain hiccup there, she's not singing about feet (._.;)!!
Just happened to notice this photo hidden behind the jewel case's inner backing which is a solid yellow….so cute~♥ it was hiding back there ＾ ＾。