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  • Audio CD (1 Nov. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Msi Music/Super D
  • ASIN: B000B84PBG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,698,247 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By stereotype_a on 26 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
'Ecdysis' means 'the action of casting off skin or shedding an exoskeleton, etc.' The album seems to focus on nature with an element of futurism thrown in, so I can see how this ties in. Plus there is an insect on Miho's head.

I bought this album on import about a month ago. It took me a while to get into it however it's now one of my classic albums. It is a close call between Miho and Yuka Honda for top spot with regards solo albums however at the moment I do prefer Miho's effort (however I've not yet heard Yuka's first album). The beats and arrangements are fantastic and it's the perfect album for me and my train journeys and in the car. It's cool and funky and really very different, and I love how these two can do that. I'm so sick of much of the music these days that I hark back to the old days for good work and so to find more new music is a great feeling.

My favourite song has to be Walking City. It's nice to hear Miho talking her way through the song in her girly accented voice and then she surprises at the end with a funky jungle beat/theme (present throughout the album) and a tune to hum the rest of the day. The subject matter makes you think too.. Protect/love your environment!

Another few to mention are firstly The Spirit of Juliet, which is haunting and soothing. Ecdysis itself caught me straight away due to the organs and the gentle delivery of lyrics that echo beautifully. It the picks up tempo and is so catchy I have to replay. The end is great as the bells, drums and synths combine and cement the sound. The Sweet Samsaras are great, as the familiar horns are present with beat in background in I and the tempo rises in II with catchy (there's that word again) lyrics. 'Flow with me, flow...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Nov. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I adored Cibo Matto's deliciously wonky, colourful pop. And I adored Yuka Honda's solo projects after the bandmates went their own ways.

So it isn't exactly shocking that I also adore Miho Hatori's solo debut. It's a funky, electronic frolic through a sparkling landscape, with Hatori dipping through various global styles, indulging in little quirks that seem appropriate for her music. It's a charming experience, sort of like a poppier Bjork.

It opens with a soft organ melody. Then Hatori's sweet voice starts crooning... well, it sounds like "she steps on me," but it's actually "shine steps, shine steps on me..." As the keyboard and synth smooth out into a soft, blippy melody, she continues singing of a hallucinatory trip full of trees and "seven colors of waterfalls."

Things change big-time with "A Song For Kids." Catchy beats start tapping away as Hatori croons in Japanese, taking a brief break in ambient territory before returning to electro-tribal turf. Then Hatori slips into the ethereal "In Your Arms," a romantic little ballad in the Imogen Heap mold.

From there, Hatori shimmies into a series of songs that try out every style electronica can be in: harmonica pop with sputtery synth, spare synth balladry with drum machines, Sanskrit electro-funk ("I give you sweet samsara!"), futuristic pop, blip-folk, and it finishes up with the eccentric little "Amazona."

Hatori obviously has talent -- and music styles -- to burn. At first, it sounds like she is another slightly odd electro-pop artist, who has a lot of unusual instrumentation of sorts. Then after "In Your Arms," the whole tone changes. No longer is it merely pop, but Hatori's own little universe.

Okay, "Today is Like That" is unusually banal for this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Keatinge on 2 Nov. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Absolutely fantastic. It's grown up and quirky and experimental, just as you expect it to be. An absolute must for all Cibo Matto fans.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Ecdimensions 17 Nov. 2006
By E. A Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I adored Cibo Matto's deliciously wonky, colourful pop. And I adored Yuka Honda's solo projects after the bandmates went their own ways.

So it isn't exactly shocking that I also adore Miho Hatori's solo debut. It's a funky, electronic frolic through a sparkling landscape, with Hatori dipping through various global styles, indulging in little quirks that seem appropriate for her music. It's a charming experience, sort of like a poppier Bjork.

It opens with a soft organ melody. Then Hatori's sweet voice starts crooning... well, it sounds like "she steps on me," but it's actually "shine steps, shine steps on me..." As the keyboard and synth smooth out into a soft, blippy melody, she continues singing of a hallucinatory trip full of trees and "seven colors of waterfalls."

Things change big-time with "A Song For Kids." Catchy beats start tapping away as Hatori croons in Japanese, taking a brief break in ambient territory before returning to electro-tribal turf. Then Hatori slips into the ethereal "In Your Arms," a romantic little ballad in the Imogen Heap mold.

From there, Hatori shimmies into a series of songs that try out every style electronica can be in: harmonica pop with sputtery synth, spare synth balladry with drum machines, Sanskrit electro-funk ("I give you sweet samsara!"), futuristic pop, blip-folk, and it finishes up with the eccentric little "Amazona."

Hatori obviously has talent -- and music styles -- to burn. At first, it sounds like she is another slightly odd electro-pop artist, who has a lot of unusual instrumentation of sorts. Then after "In Your Arms," the whole tone changes. No longer is it merely pop, but Hatori's own little universe.

Okay, "Today is Like That" is unusually banal for this album. But Hatori spends more time in stranger lyrics territory -- future worlds where plant life has died and "my dad is an inspector of messages from insects," a goddess is walking on the milky way and another in the woods. The most striking is "Spirit of Juliet," about a clone who feels the love and longing of her "mother."

And those Hatori World lyrics are wrapped up in extremely fun music. Hatori blends funk, electronica, pop and sampling into the same songs, spicing up the basic electropop with fun, colourful edges. Horns, accordions, harmonica, drum machines, bells and singing birds all make their way in at the right moment.

Miho Hatori took a little longer than her ex-bandmate for this solo debut, but it was worth the wait -- it's an enchanting, fantastical little album of catchy pop. Fun and bizarre, and definitely worth it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Rare Gem 18 May 2006
By tmonnn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A heartfelt concept album, Ecdysis creates the perfect atmosphere for blowing off work to go wander around in a modern art museum all day. Hatori's voice is delicate but with an underlying richness, her accent often a sparkling adornment. Her songs convey a multitude of inspirations from music, culture, science and nature.

There are similarities (and contrasts) to Byork, Cibo Matto etc. but after a few listens you tend to forget them and start soaking up Hatori's tasty concoctions, in and of themselves.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Rare Gem 3 Mar. 2008
By tmonnn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A heartfelt concept album, Ecdysis creates the perfect atmosphere for blowing off work to go wander around in a modern art museum all day. Hatori's voice is delicate but with an underlying richness, her accent often a sparkling adornment. Her songs convey a multitude of inspirations from music, culture, science and nature.

There are similarities (and contrasts) to Byork, Cibo Matto etc. but after a few listens you tend to forget them and start soaking up Hatori's tasty concoctions in and of themselves.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Break from Cibo Matto 16 July 2007
By Denver Dilettante - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Congratulations Miho Hatori. Your charming and mysterious voice and your eclectic musical influences have combined to result in this wonderful musical experience.

"Ecdysis" deserves a wider audience than it will probably receive. The cover art (by Hatori) may be a little amateurish, but the music inside is some of the most quirkily melodic stuff out there. The instrumentation is consistently innovative, and the lyrics are simultaneously fun and provocative. Listen to it!
Very good! More than five stars! 10 Mar. 2007
By Steven Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Now this IS very good! An album full of ideas and musical invention and some very characterful singing. I've only had this album since late 2006, so I probably haven't given it the justice it deserves in the listening department, but I think I know good music when I hear it - well, I try!

Miho Hatori is a very creative and interesting artist and her vision for this album is a compelling one. The music is largly synthesizer/keyboard based and is therefore more colourful and richly layered than guitar based music. "The Spirit Of Juliet" could be played by a quartet of saxophones with an electronic organ. "Walking City" has a rhythmic thump over some casiotone-like keyboard lines - the song is a little like a daydream. "Today Is Like That" features an acoustic guitar and some ambient percussion & sounds. "The River Of 3 Crossings" has music quite similar to that heard on the Roisin Murphy solo album. In fact, as an artist, Miho Hatori is on the same creative side of the fence as Roisin Murphy and Björk. I actually think I like Miho-chan's album better than Ms Murphy's (which I liked at lot!) and I think she has the potential to rival or even better Björk.

"Ecdysis" is splendid, creative and very engaging album and I will certainly be on the look out for anything new from Miho Hatori.
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