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Etsuko Yakushimaru is the lead vocalist of Sôtaisei Riron, one of the best pop-rock band currently playing in Japan. Not as good as Clammbon but way better than Tôkyô Jihen if you ask me. Anyway, Etsuko Yakushimaru also pursues a solo career which deserves your attention.

Oyasumi Paradox is her first single (released in October 2009) and the title song has been used as the opening of Natsu No Arashi! Akinai Chû. This song has been my gate to Etsuko Yakushimaru's world and i hope this article will bring more people to listen to her works.

While obviously surfing on the Perfume wave / Techno-Kayô revival, she managed to create a sound of her own. More important, the song is a well-crafted pop tune. The electro arrangement certainly adds something but you can hear the song would be equally solid without it.

The B-Side is a cover of the 1980 Techno-Kayô hit : Jenny Ha Gokigen Naname by Juicy Fruits. A song which has been covered numerous time (Perfume performs it live). Once again, Etsuko brings her own sensibility to this classic tune. It doesn't have the quality of the A-Side but it's enough to make this single a worth listen.


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