Originally written for Mark Lamb Dance and released on March 20th, 2012. Re-released on bandcamp February 13th, 2013.
Scores available as free pdf downloads at www.kyokokitamura.com/scores/
Review by John Sharpe (AllAboutJazz)
“…a genre-defying debut… […] Her expressive, sometimes theatrical, delivery shows a great vocal range, veering from wordless vocalese to near operatic feats via an alluring speech like enunciation. […] The mock serious chorus “always use rubber gloves when handling raw armadillo,” never ceases to amuse. In performance, the dancers don Pepto Bismol-pink rubber hand wear, which would be the cherry on top.”
Review by Richard Kamins (StepTempest)
“In a little under 31 minutes, Kyoko Kitamura creates a wondrous, if somewhat altered, world with just her voice and piano (with occasional electronics and vocal overdubs.) Playful and serious, this music insinuates itself into your mind and leaves one wanting more.”
Review by Bruce Lee Gallanter (Downtown Music Gallery)
“This disc is yet another swell surprise as Ms. Kitamura creates her own world with odd stories, voices and sounds. […] Ever since hearing the Mothers of Invention as a teenager, the sound of silly or satirical lyrics sung seriously still cracks me up. Being a mother herself has helped Kyoko to sing these words in a way that is both joyous and ridiculous with a certain innocent-sounding charm. […] Even at a mere 31 minutes, Kyoko Kitamura has her own weird world so that any of us can enter and be swept away by acquiring this splendid offering.”