1.Melody / Ryuichiro Ymaki
2.ãã¿ãªã‚“ã / ã•ã‹ã„ã‚†ã†
3.ã‚¿ã‚·ã‚«ãƒŠãƒ¢ãƒŽ / THE COMPANY
4.calling you / DSK (Port of Notes)
5.ã›ã›ã‚‰ãŽ / ä¿¡è¿‘ã‚¨ãƒª produced by é«˜ç”°æ¼£
6.ã¤ãªãã¿ã‚‰ã„ / æ²–ä»
7.STEP / æ²–ä»
8.DEEP BLUE / å¤§æ©‹ãƒˆãƒªã‚ª
This would be the cover and tracklisting to my most anticipated J-Pop release in months–if not years, Eri Nobuchika‘s Hands.
EDIT: OH MY GOD. Eri’s got THREE new tracks from the album up at her MySpace now!
And the result is…jazzy? I’ll admit, I was initially crushed beyond belief. What happened to the mysterious, throbbing electronica she conquered so well on her debut?!
But then I gave another listen or two to the previews again, and I do like what I’m hearing. It’s loungey, relaxing, and perhaps a fitting reaction piece to Eri’s first. As a chill-out enthusiast, I’m still excited to hear the mini-album in full–just found it a bit jarring to hear Eri shift from the all-out explosive cries of “Voices” to a series of listless coos.