Kaori Natori – Shower wo Abiru Mae ni

December 28, 2007 at 8:23 PM | Posted in Kaori Natori | 3 Comments

1. Shower wo Abiru Mae ni (シャワーを浴びる前に)
2. Wagamama Dorei (ワガママ奴隷)

This is Kaori Natori’s 8th single and it was released on August 22, 2007. The single failed to make an appearance on the Oricon Weekly Charts.

It seems that Kaori Natori is taking the pop route with Shower wo Abiru Mae ni since it’s one of her least aggressive singles to date, but at the same time she’s proving herself as a more versatile artist. The breezy and flowing quality of the prominent synthetic strings along with the gentle drums are a unique feature of the music and they accompany her voice perfectly. Her breathy, yet strong vocals are great as well. It’s not exactly the aggressive type of song I was looking for, but I was pleasantly surprised with what was presented.

For the next track, Natori once again sings with breathy, sultry vocals but now to the tune of more edgy, almost new wave sounding music. Wagamama Dorei has an unique electric guitar riff and some slower paced, almost early 80s inspired synth. Natori is certainly full of surprises because this is one of her more unique songs to date and it just works. It’s an extremely well done B-side with high production value.

Overall Rating

4½ stars



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