20th Jun Togawa is another more modern piece by the legendary 戸川純. a cover album where she pays tribute to Brigitte Fontaine, Vanessa Paradis, Patti Smith, and other western classics. her versions of the songs covered here are (except for “Comme A la Radio”) have very little in common with the originals. Togawa’s voice sounds as childlike as ever, particularly on the delightful cover of “Joe le Taxi”.
one or two of the songs on this album (for example, the tired “All Tomorrow’s Parties”) are worthless in their original form, but somehow togawa manages to fill them with the spark of life.
edit: hahaha, some dumb cunt over at Stylus Magazine apparently gave this album an “F”. i can’t stop laughing, oh my god my stomach hurts ahahahaha repulsive fucking hipster cunts oh man, somebody put me out of my misery ahahahaha.
on the other hand, the producer Jim O’Rourke (who has worked with the likes of KK Null, Merzbow, Nurse With Wound, and has produced albums for Sonic Youth and Faust) said it was one of the best albums of the year that it came out.