Label: EM Records – EM1180LP Format: Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Stereo Country: Japan Released: 2018 Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Non-Music Style: Abstract, Ambient
Light, contemplative minimalist ambient pieces with timeless feel, more below .. (Mint / New)
“Stealth” is the aptly-titled debut album from Tokyo-based composer/producer Takao. Gliding in under the radar with thirteen slyly sweet and subtle miniatures, these pieces are refreshing light-explosions of gentle harmony and modestly grand melodies. Fans of New Age and tonal minimalism will enjoy this music, but its brevity reveals a pop-influenced aesthetic as well, and the level of care and detail in the arrangements and recording evinces a nuanced, surprisingly mature sensibility. There’s a blossoming brightness and elegant simplicity that even calls to mind gentle ghosts of Satie and Debussy. Available as digital download, CD and vinyl LP.
Tracklist A1 Stealth 2:28 A2 Water Music 3:23 A3 Boat 4:26 A4 Matsura 1:17 A5 Ama Nita 2:31 A6 Trode 1:54 A7 Crystal Tunnel 1:49 B1 Bird Ensemble 2:39 B2 Ce La 2:36 B3 Wet Dry World 1:44 B4 Secret Town 2:29 B5 Song of Time 1:47 B6 Sweet Dreams