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Friday, August 30, 2013

Taeko Ohnuki -- la mer, le ciel

Continuing on the nice and summery here before September comes around, I have Taeko Ohnuki's(大貫妙子)"la mer, le ciel"(The Sea and The Sky). This came from her 5th album, "Aventure" that I've already profiled. I mentioned in that article that the album was arguably Ohnuki's most adventurous during her early career in the late 70s and early 80s in that it was a potpourri of different genres coming into play: a bit of technopop, European, and Latin. And "la mer, le ciel" falls into the last category.

The song is very bright and sparkly bossa nova, again written and composed by Ohnuki, that nearly demands me ordering one of those huge cocktails with a straw in it. And with the different types of songs even on the Side-B alone of the original LP, "la mer, le ciel" very nicely carves its own niche and further shows Ohnuki's versatility in creating and singing her own tunes.

If you like, there is another song from "Aventure" which I've covered in its own article, "Koibito Tachi no Ashita"恋人たちの明日), which was the first track on the album and a song that is so cute and adorable that it could almost earn an aidoru label.

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