I will try to explain what amazes me in Light of Love. It's a quite complicated song in harmonics and melody, and quite long too (7:54). As many Yoko Kanno compositions it doesn't use a standard verse-chorus song structure
. Instead it has a two-part structure which geniously plays on contrasts. And contrasts, imo, is what makes Music beautiful.
The whole first part is filled with almost tragic sadness and melancholy with the exception of "twinkle, twinkle" part which leaves a feeling of optimism. Maaya's voice is beautiful and has that echo which leaves an impression that she is singing at a great distance in a vast open space. You will hear this sad but gentle melody several times giving you time to become fond of it as it becomes more "intense" with a help of beautifully aranged instruments. But nobody can foresee when the second part is coming... It starts with a choir singing a TREMENDOUSLY powerful and ingenious chord progression and you can hear a percussion/rhythm for a first time in this song. At this point the already sad song becomes unbearably tragic, and just when you feel that all hope is gone the choir goes from MINOR to MAJOR and suddenly you feel like the chains wrapped around your heart are broken. The music goes into such rhythmic and heavenly flow that makes you want to spread your arms and run towards the sunset. The melody which Maaya sings in the second part is just... unearthly.
Well, I probably missed the point of the song but it is music that attracts me in a song, not words.