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Take this with you...
on 26 June 2005
I gradually fell in love with Sakura, and to be honest, i was anxious about buying any other Susumu album in case it didn't meet my expectations. Those of you who own Sukura will know that it is one of the most delicate yet powerful albums in existence. Remeniscent of Brian Eno and Harold Budd but with a modern edge and ever so slightly more up tempo.
I have experienced Grinning Cat, but found that a tricky listen. After that i decided to stick with Sakura and passed by The boy and The Tree many a time (although i may have to take a step back and purchase that now...)but when i saw Symbol- impulse got hold of me.
What a unique album- difficult to categorize. Much of the album stems from well known classical tunes and then cascades into something totally unexpected.
This is an album (like Sakura) to take everywhere with you. It is a travelling companion. It will become the soundtrack to your mind. A fantastic listen when on a train, flying through the country, and equally fitting, in the city, people watching. With this album i feel i am on a journey.
If you want a challenge, buy this. Or buy it for someone whom you want to challenge. The challenge will be enjoyed.