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The Boy And The Tree [vinyl] Limited Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • Vinyl (16 Sept. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: The Leaf Label
  • ASIN: B00006I4CM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 488,726 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
Yokota has made his third brilliant album for Skintone/Leaf, effectively creating a trilogy of records which progress along a steady line: Sakura was mainly ambient, but towards the end Yokota began throwing in beats and jazz rhythms, which was where last year's Grinning Cat picked up. That album upped the ante further, adding the occasional dicordant noise and unsettling voice, which gave the music more character, yet never became intrusive enough to ruin the relaxed feel of the record. More of the tracks contained beats of some sort, but always of the lighter kind.
And that's where The Boy And The Tree comes in. The ante is upped yet further, with the tracks almost gaining traditional song forms at times. The usual beautiful dub/ambient sounds are here, with lush voices speaking in not-quite-words, but most tracks feature full rhythm (log drums, african/japanese/jazz sounds etc.) and some have quite a fast tempo (relative to the usual tempo in Yokota's ambient recordings). And while I would recommend you buy the other two albums in order, this album is definitely the best product of Mr. Yokota's offbeat, relaxed vision so far.
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Format: Audio CD
Peerless mystical ambience, fond of twanging guitars, clanking percussion, subliminal voice samples, heterogenous stop-start song structures and twittering birdsong. Tonally organic and and tightly composed, with exceptionally intricate layering and placement of sounds. Resonant stuff, conjuring the ambience of an ancient forest alive with spirits.
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Format: Audio CD
Nobody thought he could top 'Sakura' and I don't think he has with this. But he has at least equalled it in terms of quality and listening pleasure.
Again he proceeds to combine beautiful, sweet ambient sounds to just immerse you totally in his sound. It's like voices and sounds that you recall from your past, like looking back hazily through time. I don't know how he manages to do it, but there is something magical about the music he makes.
From what other have said to me about Susumu Yokota's music, it seems to transcend all boundaries, his music can mean many things to many different people.
For all those who like electronica, then this has to be an album you must consider buying. Again the cover design is just delightful.
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Format: Audio CD
This is an excellent album to drift of to sleep to. The lack of drum sections and the often undefined rhythm gives the music a sense of floating weightlessness, perfect to set the listener into a trance like state of relaxation. Yokota demonstrates here once again his perfect sense of taste in both sound selection and arrangement.The subtle beauty of this album is not to be missed by fans of Yokota and anyone searching for original sounding ambient/soundscape style music.
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