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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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Re: Susumu Yokota

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.
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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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