I'm really surprised you liked track 9 as much as you did! KOKIA has such a gorgeous, operatic voice, it's too bad she only ever did such music on her album "The Voice" which I strongly recommended for similar songs of hers.
Track 10 was actually the only song I was feeling quite sure you'd like, ahaha. Because of the music. I can understand the lyrics being too cute when thinking about them, I had not thought that they were too much! XD Still, it's great to see someone notice the lyrics as much as I do.
So my mix did have a theme for it: distance. Be it physically, or metaphorically. From distant memories, to going on a journey and arriving at another location. I even thought of doing a little something in the form of the first and last track being connected in some way. They’re both based on a ferris wheel, the first being set around one, present day, and the last one looking back at fond memories on a ferris wheel. I thought that that was pretty neat when I noticed the link, and I just had to order them that way so it’s like a full cycle. It’s funny you said that the mix was a journey for you! It was meant to be~
Tracklist is as follows:
1. Hachi – Yuuen Shigai
2. Leo Ieiri – Sabrina
3. SnoW – on & on
4. Halcali – Tip Tap Tips
5. Joe Inoue – The Journey
6. OLIVIA – Nothing’s Gonna Take My Love
7. LAST ALLIANCE – Shisshou
8. Hanako Oku – Chiisana Hoshi
9. KOKIA – Everlasting
10. lasah – i
11. Duca – Kanransha ～Ano hi to, Kinou to Kyou to Ashita to～
Any surprises there?
As I had told you in our PMs, I was so worried having known of a few artists we both like that we'd have too similar musical tastes. I'm so glad it was just over-worrying! For once I'm relieved I went for such a cute mix (admittedly I think that's what happens each trade-off lol), but I'm especially overjoyed with just how much you gave the songs a go. For the majority of them being too sweet, you were open to warming up to them, and I really appreciate that. I swear you've been too kind to the 3 and a half star ones still! I hope the tracklist is still a surprise and you have some treats to check out. : D
Again, many apologies for being so late with this! I do hope you find the wait worthwhile! Thank you for your patience.
Note about mix: ghost said himself that the mix is an all-female vocal one!
ghost - blue summer