早瀬優香子 - LOVE YOUR LIFE
早瀬優香子's breathtaking LOVE YOUR LIFE has consistently been one of my favorite albums for about a year or two now. the music she makes here is delightful. it feels like a walk through a rainy jungle. though superficially it might sound a bit like quite a bit of idol pop, if you listen closer you can hear a certain quality that sets it apart; there is a fertile, lively feeling here that is very hard to explain. you really just have to hear it. the best comparison i could make is the modern musician KOKIA. it has that same mountain spirit quality to it.
i think my favorite track is the ambrosial seventh track, "lost in early summer".
7. lost in early summer