1. Shizuka na Yoru
3. MOON RIVER
Note: This is actually Kaori’s fourth single release. It’s just that her debut solo single was released in 1993 and her second 2004. (And I can’t seem to find them online.) So I’m not sure if I’ll be able to review her older solo music….
Shizuka na Yoru is the kind of song that soothes down your nerves but in a way that it’s hard to skip on to the next track. I love the calm instrumentation that consists of piano and strings and the composition turned out rather nicely near the end. This is probably the kind of song I would listen when I’m tired.
weather is a definite contrast with Shizuka na Yoru regarding the mood but the elements of the arrangement still remains the same. So far, this release is turning out to be my favorite over Ame no Watlz. I can see how the theme of this single is to allow the listener to feel laid back.
I’m pretty sure that everyone’s heard the original version of MOON RIVER. Apparently, Kaori’s English sounds pretty decent and the instruments fall into the acoustics category. Just listening to this song allows me to reminience the old times when I learned how to play this on the piano. Definitely a great addition to the single.
Personal Rating: 4/5