(08.2007, Creation Centre)
Releasing a veritable kaleidoscope of beautiful pop in 3 songs, Miki Odagiri's Fables is the best release from Creation Centre yet. An unassuming ramshackle of toy pianos, bells, glitch electronics and violin, with the brief appearance of Odagiri’s charming Japanese vocals; Fables is a humble beauty to behold. The opener, "Vapouring Rooms Right/Left" is jumbled, soft mix of elating melodies strung together like parade of leaves marching at the hands of some mystic wood sprites. The feel is similar to the meek glory of Shugo Tokumaru's debut. "Floweless Islands" hears Odargiri spout tiny lyrical poetry over a similar array of bright nooks and crannies filled with fuzzy dust and a quaint click and rumble of a beat. The conclusionary instrumental, "Hoarse Wind," wanders into some more mystical territory with an underwater keyboard line slashed with chimes, sparse clatter and an eventual brass and strings duet. There is absolutely no plausible excuse not to download this immediately.
Miki Odagiri – Fables EP (download as a zip file)