Ichiko Aoba   Utabiko
3.8
excellent
Release Date: 2012
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4.0 excellentBedex | September 27th 20

Starts off extremely strong, but looses a bit of steam midway. Although it takes its time tos tart, 1's intro is extremely well crafted, hinting at a complex track that is full of depths, ideas, and Iberic influences as seen in her debut but not so much in the second album. A very powerful track that makes you want to learn it on the guitar. 2-3 are magical Ichiko material, and are followed by the magical, slightly flamenco-ey instrumental 4. The lack of an instrumental track to rest for the singing was my only issue with the first album, and at this one this green opus feels like a 4.0-4.1 even, certainly a contender for my favourite Ichiko so far. Sadly, the second half never picks quite back up. Although still relatively intricate and still very pretty, 5-8 feel simpler folk songs, lacking a bit of the magic the first half had. The pause starting off 8 and its abrupt conclusion show what I mean by the record feeling less well crafted and thought out in its second half which feels a lot more like the prior album. Overall and because this is quite literally halfway between the first and second album, I'd call this a 3.85

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