It was obvious from the beginning that UA was something different in the J-Pop scene. She has a smoky voice and her albums are usually made with a host of cool musicians from the club, dub and dance scenes. She has certainly never conformed and usually her albums come as a surpsise and might be described as slow growers. Ametora was her second album following the more pop debut 11. She didn't keep to the same formula instead recorded an album with jazzy influences. UA continues to intrigue today in a variety of incarnations.