(Update: media previously lost 11/4/09 during my move from Vox has been added back into post)
With the same laser process that goes into Blu ray discs, Sony has yet again improved clarity and now in the audio market where their audio releases have begun to appear since 2008~. Happily their Blu-spec CD technology doesn’t require one to purchase a new player to be able to listen♪♪～ to them as they’re compatible with all standard CD players ＾ ＾。
Matsu♥Takako’s latest single release utilizes this very technology~ and here we’re given 3 most *beautiful* songs to listen to~ っo(*´∀｀)o!
Both the title track “Kimi to nara” (“When I’m with you”) as well as track two “Kitto tsutaete” (I’ll definitely tell [you]” ) are very relaxing and *sweet* light contemporary jazz compositions while the third track “500 Miles” falls more as a standard ballad~, here too the version of “500 Miles” is her Japanese language version while the version found on the “Time for music” album is performed in English. A full arsenal of musicians were assembled for these recordings and it really gives each song so much depth down to the subtle strings~…. the sometimes “Brubeck” like jazz piano chords~ as well as the light tingling of the percussion~. Matsu♥Takako’s vocals shine so sweetly as she’s become so accomplished in this sense with such an elegant delivery, but perhaps it’s her song writing that’s so very impressive as she continues to pen much of her own music as she composed both lyrics & music in entirety for tracks one and two~. More on Matsu♥Takako and her beginnings and history in drama, movies and music can be found here and additionally here =).
~Matsu Takako “Kimi to nara” mp3~
~Matsu Takako “Kitto tsutaete” mp3~
~Matsu Takako “500 Miles” (Japanese language version)~
“Kimi to nara”‘s first pressing includes an additional DVD…it’s a rather short clip though at just over 4 minutes but I found it to be a most entertaining collage of stills, road and in studio footage which were taken from ’08~’09 in Los Angeles for the documentary “Time for music” with Matsu♥Takako being joined by a large array of fellow musicians~!
~Matsu Takako “Time for music” documentary (clip)~
(click play~! above)