From: torkel forsberg :meccca: (mecca_at_telia.com)
Date: 2003-03-01 22:10:24
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From: "David Bassin" <bassyd_at_pacbell.net>
> I have to disagree with you here (slightly):
> >Yukimi's vocal style was so affected and off-key that I had to leave
> >the show was over. I simply couldn't take any more of her butchering the
> >songs I loved so much on the CD!
> She was (in my opinion) not off key, except on one song towards the
> end of the set. She does have an "affected" style which I liked, but
> grew a little tired of, since she used it in every song. The Billie
> Holliday-ish style of singing a note, flattening it out, then
> bringing it back to the correct pitch (see attached diagram
> (---u----) gave it more of a 'jazzy' feel. However, they did mention
> that she's never sung professionally before, so one can only hope
> that she'll improve her technique in the future.
Oh dude, she's just 20. Wait a couple more years and see.
> >Besides that, the vibes player seemed to be the only band member with any
> >jazz chops at all, making the instrumental numbers only marginally better
> >than the songs featuring Yukimi's warbling. (The drummer's solos were
> I disagree here too....I thought he was right on the money,
> especially the little percussion solos he performed with his bare
> hands. As a whole, the band isn't great - just good and the overall
> experience was pleasant enough. These guys are heading in the right
> direction, just give them some more time.