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Kahimi Karie
Kahimi Karie
Kahimi Karie
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Kahimi Karie
Title: Kahimi Karie
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Minty Fresh
Original Release Date: 9/8/1998
Release Date: 9/8/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 796627002021, 498800525241

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A really fun album
(4 out of 5 stars)

"OK, so Kahimi's vocals are breathy, underpowered, lacking in range and stylization, and so ethereal they are oftimes buried in the mix; her attempts at enunciating English words are feeble and scatter-shot, to say nothing of her French (in which she sings a couple songs)... but none of that really matters, because, all totaled, the way she-of-the-funky-green-hair sings is utterly sexy, disarming and relentlessly charming, possibly because of all its shortcomings. I shouldn't like this, but I do - a lot. This is pure bubble gum pop, but of the sincerest and most refreshing kind. The final song, "The Way You Close Your Eyes," seems like the perfect end-credits music to a teenage romance where everything unexpectedly works out well in the end - a reassuring message welcome in these bleak days. I have to say, of all the albums released in the 1990's, this is the one I would chose to play over and over again (though I'm not sure if that's more a compliment to Kahimi or a statement about the sad state of current music). This music makes me happy."
What do you get when you fall in love, Kahimi Karie!
ZEN | flint, michigan | 05/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is simply spellbinding. kahimi's soft voice works a world of sound with ecclectic (not trite) music. it revolves around a world occupied by serge gainsborogh, komida, space and gert wilden. kahimi's background in photography gives her the eye for music; the ear can help you create the music but the eye allows you to see where it's going, and that is her special place in music.....a visionary."
:: Stylish Pop Candy ::
G.S. | South Australia | 06/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a bit late in discovering Kahimi Karie, I know.
But I must say this CD sound much fresher and innovative than many of the CD's I listened to this year.
In a funny way, it sound to me as a combination of Vanessa Paradis sing to the Beatles tunes...K.K., a Japanese native, Paris resident, sings in English-French with her thin, high whispering voice, which fit together perfectly to the melodies by her collaborators; usually Cornelius - her former boyfriend and Momus. The result is sensual, stylish, unique and pleasurable compilation."