Breath of Air
This is a solo CD by Hidaka Noriko (日高のり子).
The songs are as follows.
The Breath of air CD comes in a tri-fold paper package with a lyrics picture book in one flap and a packet of Noriko's Fragrance in the other. The front cover has a picture of Noriko sitting on a wooden fence under a tree. The lyrics book has tinted color and black-and-white pictures of Noriko posing around a field and stream.
Noriko's Fragrance comes in a small booklet with a scented heart inside. You can smell her fragrance on the entire package, even the lyrics book. According to the insert, it's supposed to make you calm, be generous to your friends, and encourage you to challenge new things.
The album is very light and "natural" sounding. Noriko sings in a pleasant and cheerful tone through most of the songs. Nice use of the ocarina. The wind instrument adds to the outdoor feel, especially in the first song, Kaze. This entire album was produced by Noriko. She even does some of the background instruments. A fine album.
[information by Jimmy Chan]