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3.0 out of 5 stars disappointingly middle of the road compilation on Lo, 18 May 2013
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This review is from: Lo Compilation - Mixed By Susumu Yokota (Audio CD)
a recent amazon buy as i'm a keen fan of the early music by japanese electronic/psychedlic/ambient/producer + former dj : susumu yokota mixes this cheap double cd compilation on the Lo Recordings roster.

the initial reaction is not good - fans of classic susumu looking for other artists of a similar deep otherworldliness will be disappointed overall i think. several susumu tracks feature on these cd s of course + offer his trademark hypnotic if slightly bland later style. unfortunatle cd 1 focuses on soft ambient / vocal led tracks from a roster of Lo artists but ultimately this mix + compilation offers pretty middle of the road , soft background vocal music with little in the way of genuine innovation or startling beauty. if yr looking for music of the calibre of yokota's prime period :"grinning cat", "the boy and the tree" etc from the other artists here - you're likely to be disappointed.. whimsical weak/retro-tronica largely with particular mention for culprits - the chap, toob, cursor minor - kind of like 80's jonn foxx v lacklustre noughties four tet. not good.. the last 4 mixed tracks by susumu himself DO make up for this dip tho with his trademark otherworldly slight of hand, deep, ambient tunes. saving cd 1 from the bin..

cd 2 is better though with largely house / beats tracks that remind me a little of thug-house uk act audio bullys etc, with tracks by hiary butter,milky globe, cursor minor, the chap, susumu (again) but still don't offer anything startling or innovative i'm afraid. moderately engaging bar music . the nice cd design cover is a bonus though its just shame about the rather pedestrian music . cd 1 is ok in parts for background chill out type home listening , cd 2 is fine for background bar music. 3 out of 5 stars overall though.
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