Kaori Natori – Subete ga Aru Basho

January 7, 2008 at 8:19 PM | Posted in Kaori Natori | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. Subete ga Aru Basho (すべてがある場所)
2. Tenki Ame Sugireba (天気雨すぎれば)

This is Kaori Natori’s 9th single and it was released on December 5, 2007. The single failed to make an appearance on the Oricon Weekly Charts.

Subete ga Aru Basho is Kaori Natori’s first single to be a ballad and it is very impressive as she branches out into broader genres of music. Her voice suits this bittersweet love song perfectly and I liked some of the pop elements added to the music’s traditional ballad sound. The additional drums are nice but there are some moments where strange, distorted sounds can be heard (like a distant electric guitar for instance). It’s random but hardly deviates from the main arrangement.

I enjoyed the B-side even more. Tenki Ame Sugireba opens with a lively piano and then some pretty strings. This song is more upbeat than the previous track and Natori’s vocals are just plain gorgeous. The chorus was my favorite part of the song because it feels so uplifting and it flows gracefully as it transitions from the verses. I honestly think it’s one of her best songs to date and it’s not even in the dance pop genre that she normally performs. I’m honestly liking the direction that she’s taking with her music.

Overall Rating

4½ stars

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