Faintly Lit

by Rima Kato

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8 poetries are lighted by subtlety like a tiny torch.

Rima Kato played in a band called Strrows during her high school years in the late 1990s. Following her mini-album "Harmless" that was published in 2012, she is now releasing her first full solo album called "Faintly Lit".
In the album she sings to her own accompaniment, consisting of various instruments such as the flute, alto recorder and electric guitar. A polite arrangement adds charm to her simple English poetry that she sings honestly. Only a few small words spill from her innocent voice that feels so fragile that it would break if touched.
Even though it feels influenced by pioneers in female singer-songwriter, lo-fi pop music, we can still sense that these 8 songs hold a strong identity with a firm will. The beauty of Rima's comprehensive songwriting leaves an impact on you.

小さな光のような繊細さで灯される8篇の詩

90年代後半に活動した高校生ネオアコユニット、ストロオズのメンバーとして活躍した加藤りまが、ソロとして2012年に発表したミニアルバム「harmless」以来となる初のフルアルバム「faintly lit」をリリースします。
素朴な弾き語りから小さな冒険を始め、フルートやアルトリコーダー、エレキギターなどを楽曲によって取り入れた本作。丁寧なアレンジはまっすぐに歌われるシンプルな英語詩を引き立たせ、日常にある繊細な機微、情景がアルバム・タイトルに表れるようなひっそりとした光の中で浮かび上がります。触れれば壊れてしまうような無垢な歌声からこぼれ落ちる小さなことばの数々。
女性シンガーソングライターの先駆者達の影響や、ローファイポップ、フリーフォークの同時代アーティストと緩やかな交錯を見せながらも、確固たる意志と強いアイデンティティーに満ちあふれた全8曲。普遍的なソングライティングの美しさが胸を打つ、ひそやかな音楽です。

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released January 28, 2015

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