Japan - Full Moon 85 - 09/10/03
From Tokyo to Naiagara
Tujiko Noriko mixes her soft vocals with hard electronic sounds to great effect. She's been
compared to Björk and that makes a lot of sense. Both are equally adventurous. Noriko sings
in her native Japanese throughout. The sensuous, drifting "Zipper" is a lot like the songs on
Björk's Vespertine . Noriko's vocal sounds both distanced and warm. "Rocket Hanabi"
is an abstract lullaby with powerful beats. "Kimono Tameni" is a glacial song with Noriko's ethereal
vocals at its centre. A forlorn trumpet weaves its way through the song. "Robot hero" has an
intriguingly minimal approach, but still makes a powerful impact.
It's a challenging album that Tujiko Noriko has made.
Copyright © 2003 Anna Maria Stjärnell