Hm, slowly all site layouts are looking more and more similar to each other. Not that I'm complaining... this new LJ layout's nice.
Anyways, I don't think I have a deep enough understanding or terminology to write proper music reviews, but I figured it's worth putting my thoughts out there since a lot of music I've ended up liking was because I followed up on other people's recommendations/reviews.
So, nothing fancy here. I'm just bored right now and got excited over Ken Hirai's new album, "Ken's Bar III" (Released 2014/05/28)
Whereas past "Ken's Bar" albums have been mainly acoustic and bar-ish throughout, this 3rd "Ken's Bar" freshened things up. Not only does it have a fantastic setlist, but each song has a different flavor -- you have songs with the usual piano and/or acoustic guitar, but then there's also a song with classical sound, one with a Spanish/flamenco-y sound, and even one with New Orleans sound. The nice change in sound and pace keeps things interesting.
( individual track thoughtsCollapse )