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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kahoru Kohiruimaki -- Mirage Mirror

Love Kahoru Kohiruimaki(小比類巻かほる)during this time period. I mean, I liked her pop/rock repertoire in the late 80s as well, but when she started going into R&B from the 90s, I think she made some pretty fun stuff.

"Mirage Mirror" was one of her memorable tunes from the early 90s. It was the first track from her 8th album, "Silent" released in September 1991. The original album version started off with a lead-up synth rumbling before launching into a Seinfeldesque bass guitar riff (anyone who has seen "Seinfeld", the old US sitcom will know what I mean) and then into the main happy funk. The lyrics were by Kohhy herself and the melody by Yoshiaki Ohuchi(大内義昭).

Kahoru Kohiruimaki -- Silent


  1. Hi there,
    I'm desperately looking for the original photographer of the "silent" album cover for use in a bibliography, and I'd be extremely grateful if you would have a look inside the booklet for me? I need this urgently so I'm hoping you see this soon aha!
    Thank you in advance,
    Alex F.

    1. Hello Alex.

      How does a response in half an hour sound?:)
      I looked through the booklet and the photographer is Kenji Miura. Hope that helps you.


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