One of the grooviest, catchiest albums from Japanese singer Akiko Yano
– a set that features instrumentation from Yellow Magic Orchestra, production from Ryuichi Sakamoto, and lots of warm, wonderful tunes that are perfect for Akiko
's amazing vocals! Yano
's got a range here that might well match that of Kate Bush in her early years – although the song setting is much different, and more in some of the tuneful electro pop modes that the Japanese scene was really starting to perfect – a nice distillation of the energy of the fuller AOR years of city pop, with a focus that really brings out the charms of a singer like Akiko
. Titles include "Tong Poo", "High Time", "Dogs Awaiting", "You're The One", "Gohan GA Dekitayo", "Mata Aone", "Gokigen Wanisan", and "Aoi Sanmyaku".