Saturday, March 31, 2007

Tujiko Noriko - Solo


The joys of living in a globalized world can be found in little things like this: discovering a singer from far far away (Japan, in this particular case) and being overwhelmed by the familiarity of its imaginary. Tujiko Noriko has been branded "the japanese Björk" by the press, only because she mixes odd avant-garde electronics with cute-voice pop-melodies, but I would say that her universe is mostly located somewhere between Cibelle and Niobe, while also being totally unique. Meaning? An album full of warm and involving whispered melodies over subtle and not-so-subtle glitch-pop sculptures, layered trip-hop ambiences and alien electronic landscapes. Even with lyrics in japanese, there's definitely much more in here that is not lost in translation. A balsam for our subconscious dreams. (7/10)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

quero isto no meu ipod JÁ!

jp

Random types said...

errr...deves! :P

Frioleiras said...

bjnh grds...
de partida para férias...

with love
F