Yamiyami (Off Vocal)
Lonely Planet (Off Vocal)
Yamiyami (TV Size)
There’s something about Etsuko that gets to me with her songs. Yamiyami has some weird things in it like glock and accordion and the song just sounds really devious and sneaky behind it’s young nature. I guess it’s something that just really impresses me. As for Etsuko, she’s quiet like she usually is in her songs and it adds the cute factor to the song. Interesting song overall…
2. Lonely Planet
Why is the other A-side 16 minutes long?!? That really shocked me since I never knew Etsuko could pull a song that long. The song does have a lonely feel it with electronic picking in the background while acoustic guitar acts as the main organic instrument. During the song you can tell the song is adding more to its instrumentation to get more interesting and strong which impresses me a lot. After the peak moment it does go into a rather lengthy instrumental which is mainly the reason the song is REALLY long. Then it starts to slow itself down and Etsuko returns to kind of close it out before it gets two slow and ends…strange song…a bit too long for its own good, but one can wonder if she’ll shorten it if there is an album.
5 (or 6) singles in and still no sign of an album? Etsuko you gotta get on that! Yamiyami/Lonely Planet is one of the better singles I’ve heard from her and that’s good. Yamiyami is cute but mischievous and I like that about the track…it’s definitely unique for Etsuko (but then again her solo discography is unique as it is lol. Lonely Planet though was a lot to take in for a 16 minute song…I think if it makes an album, it should definitely either not appear or get shortened big time! Good single overall though.