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Asobi Seksu (colloquial Japanese for "playful sex") released its self-titled debut album in 2004 to significant critical acclaim, winning rave reviews from the New York Times, Nylon, Under the Radar, YRB, and XLR8R, among others; scoring a #1 video on mtvU's Dean's List with the song "Walk on the Moon;" garnering a top ten spot on CMJ's radio charts; and ... Read more in Amazon's Asobi Seksu Store

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  • Audio CD (3 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: One Little Indian Records
  • ASIN: B001MRS41W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 185,495 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  4. Gliss 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Transparence 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
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  9. Glacially 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. I Can't See 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Me & Mary 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 Feb. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Being a big fan of my bloody valentine, I was turned on to Asobi seksu's second album Citrus, which I would fully recommend to any fan of shoegazer type music. I was looking forward to Asobi's third release, and have been pleasantly surprised by their change in direction.

Gone are the noisy guitar feedback and jangly riffs, welcome lush orchestration and atmospheric instrumentation. The sound of this album is much more striped back than Citrus, but this is definitely a case of less is more. The songs are a lot more focused and really make full use of singer Yuki Chikudate's delicately beautiful voice. It may take a couple listens to really appreciate the impressive soundscapes, but it's definitely worth the time as the unusual harmonies and complex melodies really help bring out the best of Yuki's vocal lines, and far from distract from the songs, really complement them. As a whole, Hush is a very organic listen, and the listener is really taken on a journey form start to finish. Stand out tracks Familiar light and Gliss are the albums strongest songs, but the fact that they don't make the rest of the album sound weak in comparison just goes to show the overall quality of the album as a whole. That said I would definitely recommend picking this album and giving it a chance.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By the turncoat on 29 Mar. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Having seen Asobi Seksu play live before the Hush came out and although i appreciated the ringing ears that i had days later i expected more of the same as Citrus, a few outstanding songs such as Thursday and Strawberries and Goodbye and an album that felt more like a mood washing over you but at times too easy to trace the shoegaze lineage (primarily Pink Cloud Tracing Paper sounding exactly like My Bloody Valentine). Thankfully, with Hush I can say that they have moved on, retained the rumbling bass and trebly and effect laden guitars from Citrus and added more recognisable songs, instruments (acoustic guitar synths & various percussive sounds) and the big factor in why this album is my favourite of the year so far is that Yuki's vocals are now way up in the mix and you can hear the lyrics and her voice which at times got buried in the cacophony of certain songs on Citrus. So overall, give this lp a try and enjoy the pop (Familiar Light,Me & Mary) the gaze (Gliss, Meh No Mae) and the tunes (the whole lp other than Layers, a strange choice as a downbeat opener to the lp) that should win over the unconverted!
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HELENE RAMOS on 3 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
A RAINBOW OF ASCENDENT COLOURFUL TUNES.THIS TIME THIS SONIC SPACESHIP BROUGHT GEMS SUCH AS: ME & MERY,IN THE SKY,FAMILIAR LIGHT,TRANSPARENCE AND IN A RAINBOW OF ASCENDENT AND MESMERIZING COLOURFUL SONIC SATELLITES . ALL THE ANGELS GATHERED TOGETHER AGAIN AROUND MS.CHUKIDAKE FOR ELEVATING HER VOICE TO THE ETHEREAL INFINITE. LONG LIFE TO THIS STELLAR COMBO.IT WAS SO NICE TO INTERVIEW TO ALL OF THEM IN PERU AND TALK ABOUT MUSIC OF DIFFERENT AGES!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Asobi Seksu - Hush 21 Feb. 2009
By Andrew Vice - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Before Hush, Asobi Seksu were very much a My Bloody Valentine tribute band, though not in the negative way that such a description denotes. Asobi Seksu is one of the few bands that can effectively recreate the palette of sounds created by Kevin Shields and apply it to excellent pop songcraft, backed by Yuki Chikudate's ethereal vocals. Their self-titled debut was a solid little number, serving more as a sample of what was to come than standing on its own merits as a worthwhile album. It was the kind of disc that belonged in a good shoegaze collection, but wouldn't get spun too often. Citrus, on the other hand, was one of the best shoegaze albums since MBV's landmark Loveless and Slowdive's damn-near-as-good Souvlaki, and it perfectly blended the dark, dreamy gauze of shoegaze with spry pop songwriting.

Not content to simply continue in the same path, Asobi Seksu have taken a step back on Hush, their latest LP, cutting away a lot of the textural components of Citrus and the S/T albums in order to let the songs stand more on their own. Unfortunately, irregardless of the lack of shoegaze on this record, the songs just don't stand up as strongly as those on Citrus. Even the killer songs like Familiar Light feel like they're only living up to part of their potential, as though there is somewhere more these songs should go. I'm glad that Asobi Seksu is continuing to grow, and Hush is a good album that suffers a little from those growing pains, but hardly in a fashion that makes it a bad record. It's no Citrus, but it's worth hearing, enjoying, and owning.

8/10
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Majestic piece of work 17 Mar. 2009
By Vi L. Truong - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've never heard of this group upon reading a review on [...] about it. Based on the overview of the band, it sounds like the previous album from this group was in the vein of shoegazing bands like My Bloody Valentine, Ride, etc. This album was supposed to be a marked departure from that noise/melodic sound that the shoegazers perfected so well.

At any rate, after I got this album, I've been listening to it constantly. Musically, to phrase it as simply as I can, it's majestic and sweeping. It's like being swept into another world or an alternate state. Although I have a hard time understanding the lyrics (some of it sung in Japanese), it doesn't matter in the end. The lead singer, Yuki Chikudate, has this sort of heavenly, yet innocent, voice that's enchanting and mesmerizing. It's a beautiful album, one of my favorites so far this year.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Irresistible 24 Nov. 2009
By Jean Louise Finch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This band puts on a great show and their studio work is alive with their lively spirits. Yuki Chikudate is so interesting and beautiful. A could listen to her all day - and I have!
A dreamy band at their most dreamy 26 Mar. 2010
By Daniel Stout - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Asobi Seksu tends to get classified with other shoegazing type bands: distorted guitars with an ethereal sound. This album finds them in a dreamy space. The vinyl is wonderfully pressed and will make a handsome addition to anyone's collection. The single "Me & Mary" is the standout track, but there's lots to like about "Hush."
Beautiful 24 Nov. 2009
By Quiet Riot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have always enjoyed this band - their videos are inventive, fun, artful without looking labored. Yuki is a GREAT frontwoman and I predict very big things for her.
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