Since I liked the songs from the Dramatic Hunter cd that I reviewed last month, I went and bought me this. This was the only cheapest one available with an obi. As soon as it arrived, I just popped it in. I actually listened to it all the way through, while working out. Opening song was engineered rather nicely. Then the following instrumentals carried me through the work out. Anyway, I was only turned away by the jazzy/blues theme of the music. I did like the rock orientation with it, but was used in a romantic way that I didn't like. Still, this CD is worth a look.
|01-||Rock My Love||4:31|
|04-||Kanojo no Omoi||4:03|
|05-||Woman in the Dark||4:35|
|07-||Take Me Back||4:10|
|09-||More More Shiawase||4:58|
|10-||Never Say Goodbye||4:45|
I'll start with the songs. Rock My Love has hip synthesizers and jazzy rock influence. Yoki Oginome does a nice job as the vocalist. Fitting for typical 80's and 90's themes. I like the middle of the song where she raps. Take Me Back is odd indeed. It starts out more like a poem, with some bluesy strings. Then the actually chorus and song take place with some soulful english lyrics. I really love the arrangement of this song. Both of the songs mentioned are very different. They were really smart in songs styles. Definetly not your normal beats. Oginome also sings More More Shiawase. Nothing attractive about the begining. This song is more traditional in terms of songs style. I didn't like the addition of kids singing in the chorus. Still this does some justice to the ears. Take Me Back definetly stands out though.
Yoko Oginome, ready to dance! This picture really has that 80's era feel.