'Hello Everyone, Nice To Meet You, We Are Midori'
You may be wondering why there is a sexy anime girl next to the text here. The reason for that would be Midori, a jazz punk fusion band from Osaka, Japan.
This is not an easy listen, I'll say that right off the bat. Throughout the course of this album's run time, you'll be dragged through noise rock/hardcore punk madness, sugary J-pop piano numbers and grandiose jazz numbers often within one song. Singer Goto Mariko's animated vocals and diverse range keep up with the hectic and ever changing pace of the music and are definitely a highlight of the album. Instrumentally, the guitar, upright bass, keyboard and drum combination deliver some wonderfully strange and chaotic music.
This album really isn't for everyone, but if you're up for a bit of a challenge or if you just like really fucking weird music, this is the album for you.
Jazz For Your Soul