About a week ago while taking my usual stroll on a bike through the quiet side of Gifu City, I dropped by a used CD shop and picked up this lovely album there. Though I've listened to it before thanks to the wonders of torrenting, it felt nice to actually have the real thing in my hands after all these years. It's a great album, really, though that won't be obvious at first because many of the songs are of a slower variety. The first time I listened to this, it passed me by like a breeze so I gave it a few more plays while running some errands in the background. It eventually stuck to me. It's not the kind of album that screams "I'm awesome!" right from the get-go, but rather grows on you as you start noticing all the neat subtle details that Sonoko slides in there.
The album only managed to peak at #50 on Oricon weeklies and charted for 3 weeks. Sonoko may not have gone out with a bang, but for me this album will always remain a treasure.