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Susumu Yokota

Post by onthebandwagon » Sat May 23, 2020 4:44 pm

Just discovered his album Symbol. Surprised he’s not mentioned around here much and sad to read he died so young. Such a lush, upbeat yet melancholic album, although almost entirely composed of samples of classical pieces. Find it a bit more creative than the Max Richter Vivaldi album which I also like. Read he was a successful house DJ, didn’t read much more.
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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by Scories » Sat May 23, 2020 5:57 pm

Please try Sakura + Grinning Cat

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Post by onthebandwagon » Sat May 23, 2020 6:09 pm

Scories wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Please try Sakura + Grinning Cat
A few songs inform Sakura. Wow. Thanks! One track sounds like he’s using a sample from Eno’s Apollo.
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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by Scories » Sat May 23, 2020 6:34 pm

onthebandwagon wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Scories wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Please try Sakura + Grinning Cat
A few songs inform Sakura. Wow. Thanks! One track sounds like he’s using a sample from Eno’s Apollo.
Keep on listening to the album, the best has not yet come !
An ambient masterpiece IMHO. Such a lovely album for a dreamy afternoon.

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Post by wuff_miggler » Sat May 23, 2020 8:08 pm

Yokota ... brilliant brilliant artist..

Boy and The Tree is an album beyond words:


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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by onthebandwagon » Sun May 24, 2020 4:35 pm

Scories wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:34 pm
onthebandwagon wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Scories wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Please try Sakura + Grinning Cat
A few songs inform Sakura. Wow. Thanks! One track sounds like he’s using a sample from Eno’s Apollo.
Keep on listening to the album, the best has not yet come !
An ambient masterpiece IMHO. Such a lovely album for a dreamy afternoon.
The song with the Joni Mitchell sample threw me for a loop. Think I’ll spend a lot more time with this album before moving on to anything else by him. The album is a great companion piece for Eno’s Apollo and I would say much more consistently enjoyable.
“no matter how fine you grind the dead meat, you’ll not bring it to life again“

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Post by scozbor » Sun May 24, 2020 6:03 pm

Love Susumu Yokota!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by Gaetan » Mon May 25, 2020 12:28 am

Sakura is a masterpiece.

I also really love Acid Mt. Fuji, it is a great ambient take on the classic acid 808/303 combo :


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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by wuff_miggler » Mon May 25, 2020 12:32 am

^ i never gelled with that album - but it actually came on autoplay after i linked a tune higher up in this thread....and was taken back by it whhile not focusing on it! v nice indeed :D

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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by IanEye » Thu May 28, 2020 4:00 pm

onthebandwagon wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:44 pm
Surprised he’s not mentioned around here much and sad to read he died so young.

Thank you to everyone on this thread, these suggestions and links have been really great.


Gaetan wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 12:28 am

I also really love Acid Mt. Fuji, it is a great ambient take on the classic acid 808/303 combo :


I bought "Acid Mt. Fuji" on Bandcamp yesterday.


I now think the Atom™ release "Alpha Txt Live at Labyrinth 2012" is like a love letter to Yokota :

Performed at Labyrinth Festival, Naeba, Japan, September 2012.
Programming and arrangement: Atom™.
Rain recording by Material Object.
Edited and mastered by Atom™ at the Bowman Suite, Santiago de Chile, 2014.



I am curious about these Yokota releases:

Ebi : "Zen"

Mantaray " : "Numinous Island"

Has anyone heard them?

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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by bphenix » Thu May 28, 2020 4:06 pm

Thanks for reminding me of Yokota. I listened to a Sakura a lot 20 years.

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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by onthebandwagon » Thu May 28, 2020 5:03 pm

IanEye wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:00 pm
onthebandwagon wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:44 pm
Surprised he’s not mentioned around here much and sad to read he died so young.

Thank you to everyone on this thread, these suggestions and links have been really great.


Gaetan wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 12:28 am

I also really love Acid Mt. Fuji, it is a great ambient take on the classic acid 808/303 combo :


I bought "Acid Mt. Fuji" on Bandcamp yesterday.


I now think the Atom™ release "Alpha Txt Live at Labyrinth 2012" is like a love letter to Yokota :

Performed at Labyrinth Festival, Naeba, Japan, September 2012.
Programming and arrangement: Atom™.
Rain recording by Material Object.
Edited and mastered by Atom™ at the Bowman Suite, Santiago de Chile, 2014.



I am curious about these Yokota releases:

Ebi : "Zen"

Mantaray " : "Numinous Island"

Has anyone heard them?

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Finally managed to listen to Acid Mt. Fuji... wow, amazing album.
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Ebi aka Susumu Yokota

Post by IanEye » Fri May 29, 2020 12:18 pm

Found these :





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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by onthebandwagon » Sun May 31, 2020 4:18 pm

Finally got around to listening to Grinning Cat today, how fucking delightful.

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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by Scories » Sun May 31, 2020 5:47 pm

Grinning Cat : I've been addicted to this album, for months.

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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by onthebandwagon » Sun May 31, 2020 5:52 pm

Scories wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 5:47 pm
Grinning Cat : I've been addicted to this album, for months.
I hope he felt the appreciation and love for his music in the years prior to his death not knowing of those who would discover and be enamored with his albums 15+ years later.
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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by Scories » Sun May 31, 2020 6:52 pm

I think so. His music was quite appreciated among certain circles during his lifetime.

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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:15 pm

Scories wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 6:52 pm
I think so. His music was quite appreciated among certain circles during his lifetime.
That’s good, I didn’t read that he stopped performing outside of Japan many years before he passed away.
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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by mafouka » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:27 pm

Susumu is such a gem. The unique way he used samples totally blows my mind.

Anyone have any studio pics or know what kinda gear he used?
這一生中有多少人擦肩而過?而朋友是多麼可貴啊

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Re: Susumu Yokota

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:27 pm

mafouka wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Susumu is such a gem. The unique way he used samples totally blows my mind.

Anyone have any studio pics or know what kinda gear he used?
I agree. His use of samples really destroys the idea that sampling is somehow stealing and not creating something entirely new.
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