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Susumu Yokota - Sakura FLAC album


Performer: Susumu Yokota
Genre: Electronic
Title: Sakura
Country: Japan
Released: 2000
Style: Deep House, Downtempo, Ambient
FLAC version ZIP size: 1519 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1735 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1308 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 696
Other Formats: ASF TTA AU MPC MP2 MOD VOC

Sakura is a full-length album from electronic artist Susumu Yokota, released in 1999 in Japan on Skintone (STR03) and on 11 September 2000 in the United Kingdom on The Leaf Label (BAY13). It was named as the top electronic release of the year 2000 by The Wire. Some tracks sample elements of Harold Budd's album "The Pavilion of Dreams".

Susumu Yokota ‎– Sakura. Label: Leaf ‎– BAY13CD, Skintone ‎– BAY13CD. Format: CD, Album, Repress. Yokota's subtle jazz colouring on strangely rational and listenable progressions are the real star on the album. Mixed loudly and centered confidently, the music paints its pictures with this broad brush, while phasing drums sporadically syncopate across the aural landscape. It has an east-meets-west sound, and not all the tracks take-off to Yokota's often achieved cloudy and surreal aural ink-paintings, but those that do work wonderfully

Multi-talented producer Susumu Yokota returns to the ambient realm with the beautiful and diverse Sakura. When he indulges his fondness for pop hooks with his dancefloor material, Yokota's melodic choices are glossy and extroverted, but his music for home listening is focused, controlled, and deeply internal. His knack for blending traditional instruments like guitar and piano with simple electronics harks back to ambient music's birth in the mid-'70s; at times Sakura recalls the work of pioneers like Brian Eno, Cluster, and Manuel Göttsching

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Listen free to Susumu Yokota – Sakura (Saku, Tobiume and more). Multi-talented producer Susumu Yokota returns to the ambient realm with the beautiful and diverse Sakura. His knack for blending traditional instruments like guitar and piano with simple electronics harks back to ambient music's birth in the mid-'70s; at times Sakura recalls the work of pioneers.

Susumu Yokota - Sakura (2000) Azukiiro no Kaori. Susumu Yokota - Sakura Tobiume. Susumu Yokota Sakura full album (2000).

Tracklist

1 Saku 5:45
2 Tobiume 4:38
3 Uchu Tanjyo 3:13
4 Hagoromo 3:52
5 Genshi 4:57
6 Gekkoh 4:59
7 Hisen 3:48
8 Azukiiro No Kaori 2:39
9 Kodomotachi 4:06
10 Naminote 5:43
11 Shinsen 4:33
12 Kirakiraboshi 1:55

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Skintone
  • Copyright (c) – Skintone
  • Licensed To – Leaf
  • Manufactured By – Impress
  • Made By – Universal M & L, UK

Notes

This pressing refers to Universal M & L UK in matrix area.
Pressings from the plant's later name, Disctronics UK, also exist, e.g. Sakura.

℗ 1999 & © 2000 Skintone Records Japan. Under exclusive license to The Leaf Label. Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 66017 01082 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 666017010823
  • Matrix / Runout: IMPRESS BAY13CD 01 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 04C1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 04D8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 04C4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STR03 Susumu Yokota Sakura ‎(CD, Album) Skintone STR03 Japan 1999
BAY 13CD Susumu Yokota Sakura ‎(CD, Album, RP) Leaf, Skintone BAY 13CD UK 2019
BAY 13V Susumu Yokota Sakura ‎(2xLP, Whi + CD + Album, Ltd, RE) Leaf BAY 13V UK 2016
BAY 13V Susumu Yokota Sakura ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, TP) Leaf BAY 13V UK 2015
BAY13V Susumu Yokota Sakura ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Leaf BAY13V UK 2000

ladushka
As reviewed by me in December 2000:Yokota's Sakura is a collection of brilliant, warm chillout themes, opening like the latest Biosphere, navigating Apollo territory for a bit, melding into nectarine downtempo around 'Hisen', all the while becoming ever the more interesting as it is contemplative. It is hard to remember which tracks have beats, and in Yokota's world it doesn't matter. By the time 'Kodomotachi' arrives, the listener is reveling in the mercurial interplay of subtle melodies and refined reverb. With a welcome suddenness, the looping keys of 'Naminote' redefine nu-jazz, effortlessly matching Innerzone Orchestra's 'At Les' as an artful hybrid of IDM and acoustic jazz. More subdued themes shake out the remaining momentum, but by now the player is on repeat play, ready for another round of this underestimated bliss.