MargaretInToronto | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 07/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As always an ELT CD gets replayed and replayed until you (a non-Japanese speaker) are singing along with the words....who knows what they mean! Without exception the songs on the CD are great! Also, put the CD in your iMac for a surprise high voltage ad (my version bought in Japan did anyway! (I must warn those of you that have already bought the later ELT CD "EveryBestSingle" that many of the songs from this album are repeated on EveryBestSingle.)"
The combinations with com sound and beautiful melodies!
taka(Japanese | Tokyo, Japan | 03/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every Little Things is active unit even now. In first age, the unit was three people unit(vocal Kaori Mochida,guitar Ithirou Ito, key&synth Mitsuru Igarashi), but after Igarashi leaved the ELT, like now unit became to two people unit.This CD is thing of the period that Igarashi played in ELT. For that, the sound is very exciting computer sound and have sentimental melodies. The reason that I like the first age ELT sound than now age ELT is for the wonderful sounds that Igarashi made by computer and keyboards.Though I listen to music in the point of the beauty sounds, especially [Tatoe Tooku Hanaretemo][Looking back on your love] have beautiful Japanese unique melodies. The sounds is very beautiful and sentimental. May be their sound will exist in Japanese music only.On the other hand, in other music, they have the character of computer sounds made by artifical sounds.
Igarashi was a genius in the genre. Even bass and drum sound was made by computers. But only guitar sound only could be made by com. Because he feel the limit for the guitar, he invite Ito to ELT. By doing such thing, ELT became special sound unit. That is to say, Igarashi's incredible com sound and Ito's sentimental guitar sounds and Mochida's vocal power that have the possibility that do many expressions.If the points is combinated, ELT sound is perfect.This is things that there is not in foreign music, that Japan can be proud.I am afraid that you can not do the trial listening. But I think that you have the requirment that you listen to this album if you approve of my upper review.
Or I think that it is good selection that you get to other ELT's best album except for or besides this original album.And to the foreigners that are interested to computer sounds in Japan, the CD will fit.My main policy is what unpopular but Japanese songs with having beautiful melodies tell foregners by using my poor English.Because I think that I know many Japanese songs, if the favoutite tendency of you and I agree, please look at other my reviews.Thank you for my poor English."