Maybe some people are still doing it out there, but I can't imagine many of them having such a strong, trademark sound: Tujiko radiates warmth both with her tender vocals and with the unrushed beats going nowhere special and taking their time about it. The faster pace on "In a Chinese Restaurant" jolts you out of your seat for a second, but soon returns you to a pleasant slumber before the album ends. Losing oneself in the melodic, carefully assembled electronic soundscape is all too tempting.
Although I have not taken pains at proper translation, the lyrics of "Solo" are less travel oriented and restless than on her last album "From Tokyo to Naiagara", and her musings on the little things in life add to the meditative state induced by the album.
Tujiko really sounds much as she has done for the the past couple of years. For this particular artist, it comes as quite a relief. For all her interest in glitches and static, Tujiko Noriko's strongest asset is her ability to create a calm in the middle of the storm.