A Hero’s Day by Visiting Violette (CD)
A Hero’s Day is Visiting Violette’s first full-length CD. Comprised of original songs written by group members, it was released on Bindu Records, and was produced and mixed by Derek Nakamoto and Steve Durkee.
songs: 1) a hero’s day; 2) Mother Daughter Sister; 3) Hi; 4) Girl; 5) Carnival; 6) Remember When; 7) Breezeby; 8) Real; 9) Take Time; 10) On Mars
“Local trio Visiting Violette, augmented with guest musicians, has delivered their first full-length CD, ‘a hero’s day.’ Annotated by the evocative and esoteric vocals of Lee Takasugi and the twin guitars of Glenn Suravech and Shinichiro Kawasaki, the group’s arty mien serves to illuminate a sparkling songcraft.”—Dan Kimpel, Music Connection, 7/22/02-8/4/02
“(VV’s) polished music fused R&B and funk, folky pop and mellow rock, variously recalling 10,000 Maniacs, Sheryl Crow and the Motels ... Crooning quirky tunes about heartbreak, life on Mars and overcoming hardship in a girlish yet substantial voice, singer Lee Takasugi was a dynamic frontwoman ... The songs are put together well.”—Natalie Nichols, Los Angeles Times