One of the best recent albums by Japan's hippest singer! Monday Michiru
arranged and produced most of this release – although she has help from famous guest stars (as usual), like DJ Krush, Mondo Grosso, Byron Wallen, The Angel, and others
. The vibe's slightly more abstract than her typical soul jazz sound, with bits of junglist rhythms, and other modern touches. Underneath it all, though, are Monday
's usual strong vocals and tight songwriting, proving once again that she's one of the few artists working in the 21st Century Soul genre who can take things over the top to a whole new audience. Cuts include "Reflexions", "You Make Me", "Island Of The Saints", "Method 2 The Madness", "Double Image", and "Scheme Of Things".
(Ouf of print.)