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Kakusei

DJ Krush Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 Feb 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B00000IBEN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,683 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Intro (Album Version)DJ Krush 1:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Escape featuring a.s.a.DJ Krush featuring a.s.a. 3:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Parallel Distortion featuring DJ SakDJ Krush featuring DJ Sak 3:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Inorganizm featuring DJ Kensei & DJ Hide for Kemuri ProductionsDJ Krush featuring DJ Sensei & DJ Hide for Kemuri Productions. 6:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Deltaforest featuring Jun SawadaDJ Krush featuring Jun Sawada 5:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. CrimsonDJ Krush 2:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Dawn featuring Shawn J. Period for Fruition MusicDJ Krush featuring Shawn J. Period for Fruition Music 5:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. InterludeDJ Krush 2:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. 85 LoopDJ Krush 4:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Rust featuring KK of The Lo-Vibes CrewDJ Krush featuring KK of The Lo-Vibes Crew 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. 1200 featuring HideoDJ Krush featuring Hideo 5:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Krushed Wall with Rhythm TroopsDJ Krush 5:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Kinetics featuring Sinista of The X-EcutionersDJ Krush featuring Sinista of The Executioners 3:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Final HomeDJ Krush 4:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. No More featuring DJ Yas & DJ Hazu for Kemuri ProductionsDJ Krush featuring DJ Yas & DJ Hazu for Kemuri Productions 6:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. OutroDJ Krush 1:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Final Home (Vocal Version)DJ Krush featuring Esthero 4:440.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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As his hip-hop contemporary DJ Shadow burst out with all guns blazing on UNKLE's sprawling Psyence Fiction project, Japanese auteur Krush claimed the blunter, more obtuse side of trip-hop as his own on his 1998 solo album, Kakusei. Krush's compositions hark back, in basic structure, to the spun-out jazz of Mo' Wax's Headz compilations, but Kakusei evades such slick comparisons. "Inorganizm", for instance, invites DJ Kensei and DJ Hide--a pair of underground Japanese soundscapers--to tinker with Krush's locked grooves. Swathed in a skittering atonal hum, it's too icy to chill out to and too fearfully sparse to inspire any more than a doped nod. "The Dawn", meanwhile, offers a nod to hip-hop's foreboding constructions, but left rapless, it's lost in Kakusei's enveloping, elaborate abstraction. With more in common with the featureless soundscaping of Autechre or Labradford, Kakusei is a foreboding, and unremittingly difficult listen. This is as defiantly anti-mainstream as hip-hop gets. --Louis Pattison

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars experimental hip-hop at it's best 15 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
DJ Krush's 5th album Kakusei takes a much more abstract feel than his other albums, but just proves how talented he is by making this album.
Initially, is wasn't so sure about this album. tracks 1-6 made no sense, and the others were ok at best.
But the more I listened, the better it became.
i still prefer tracks 7-17, with tracks such as the sublime 'The Drum' featuring Shawn J. Period and Final Home being personal favourites.
In conclusion this album isn't as accessible as Krush's other works, but that works to it's advantage, growing on you wiht every listen until it becomes embedded in your memory!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Peace out to this unique, modern day artist!!! 16 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who tells you that this is a dry and boring album; don't know what they are talking about, so don't listen to them. This piece of ART: for me, is one of the groundbreaking albums of our time. With the modern style of dub that Krush has managed to capture, sick scratching as always, whilst reserving the right to tranquility and love with the awesome addition of 'The Dawn' put together with the help of that other underated artist: 'Shawn J Period'. This album really has pionereed this hiphop style of music, and especially Krush within the 90's and 00 era.A morbid style remains throughout a number of the tracks, which just adds to the diverse and unique variety of sound to which Krush and Kemuri have adopted for this album.Clean beats,a crisp sound ;especially in 'Final Home'featuring the beutifal vocal of 'Esthero',what more can you ask for? Try labelling this one,this album rocks.Highly recommend it. Peace out to all.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anti-mainstream...and better for it. 25 Nov 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This album is the sonic equivalent of a picasso. You see it (or hear in this case) and at first it dsent sound quite right. The almost inaudible and de-constructed sounds that pepper this album at first seem bizare. The beats (which are the stars of the show) almost seem to be made by a drummer with one arm cut off. But, something incredible happens on the second or third listening...it becomes a masterpeice...just like a picasso. The fx bubble over into the beautiful and the beats melt into the sublime. The sounds at first harsh, become like fuzzy old freinds you aint seen since your school days! An album that for once treats it's listeners with respect and doesn't insult their intelligence by throwing in the odd incongruent 'populist' track. This is the where the true dynamic quality of music comes from. If you like DJ Shadow however, and expect this to be a simillar sort of treat, be warned. DJ shodow is almost instantly accsesible genius (like Michallagelo to use another simile) whereas this is the modern art to DJ Shadow's 'classical' art (Jesus! DJ shadow being called old fashioned! Just shows you how 'experimental' this stuff is!)But you will like it! Now go buy (shameless plug!)
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  28 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Krush finds the perfect groove 1 Sep 2000
By "theunderbob" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
DJ Krush's Kakusei, a 1999 release on Sony's imports label, unleashed what Krush has referred to as the "second stage" of his career. I, for one, am glad it's here. As much as I loved Krush's earlier work, his energy was starting to seem kitsch, and the collaborations on Milight and Meiso seemed to draw some of the attention away from his beat wizardy.
So what's so great about it? Plenty. The beats are just schizophrenic enough to hold your attention, but not crazy enough to make it unlistenable. Just when the mood starts to slip into typically gloomy trip-hop, he injects some of his infamous tongue-in-cheek samples.
He also includes some excellent tracks which showcase his innovative scratching, something he hasn't done on the last couple of albums.
Hip-hop, just like every other genre, has been riding a downwards spiral towards mainstream mundanity since it's underground roots. But every once in a while, an album like this comes along that convinces me that the true spirit of innovation and fun is still around.
I don't think this album alone will change the scene, but I do think it signals a re-emphasis on the thing that really made hip-hop great: the Beat.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark and effective 21 May 2000
By kristian baumgartner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Krush sets a standard for trip hop that I have yet to see matched. This Cd is very dark, moody stuff, not as listener friendly as his second effort "Krush", yet still more profound and aestheticaly rich than any other DJ I have ever heard. This is for anyone who appreciates music as an art and the turntables as a legitimate instument to convey art. Krush weaves a landscape that is eerie, dark, and impossible to resist. As a guide he gives us both want we want and what we aren't sure we're ready to hear. He dares us to accept his world while holding our hand at the same time.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tokyo Vibe Through and Through 2 April 2003
By Robert Hill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Firstly I would like to say I am not obsessed by the fact that Krush is from Tokyo but this CD really does for me create the Tokyo vibe (I have been living there for the last 6 months). For example "Delta Forest" perfectly sums up a feeling of the Asakusa region of Tokyo.
Anyway not to get bogged down this album will definitely not suit all tastes. The beats are reasonably abstract and some of the tracks are very dark. This is not as trip hoppy as some of his earlier stuff. This album is also much more experimental than some of his other works (not to say that makes his other albums bad- far from it). There are some tracks however which let the listner breathe and relax such as the superb 2 minute long "Interlude" (another track that really captures an essence of Japan, allbeit a difficult to find one) and the only vocal track on the album "Final Home" showcasing the soothing tones of Canadian (i think) singer Esther. Also on the break down listen out for an extremely impressive scratching session from Krush. I was speechless when I first heard that scratch. Phenomonal.
This album like I said is not for everyone but if you like a little more originality to your music and you can appreciate the workings of abstract beats then this is far and away the best album I have heard to that description.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Groovy 13 Nov 1999
By Matthew Grotsky - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
this album, which features seventeen tracks (the last of which features esthero) is absolutely amazing. This is the best dj krush has offered as of yet. The bass is clear and succulent and for those of you perusing for the perfect foreplay-et-cetera compliment...search no further. This album is intense and extremely sensual in a tricky- massive attack-portishead groove. Esthero also tears it up. Definitely worth purchasing.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, a week has gone by 13 April 2000
By Angry Red Barber - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have posted another review when I first bought this CD. It's a week later, and I must say I love the whole thing. Listening to Krush mix is like a Jackson Pollack painting. Apparenlty random, but subliminally intentional, and very beautiful and creative.
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