STEALTH by TAKAO

SKU107090
ArtistTAKAO
TitleSTEALTH
LabelEM RECORDS
Catalog #EM 1180LP
Genre
ReleaseW 15 - 2019
FormatVinyl - JPNLP
€ 22,50incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Stealth
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/1_stealth.mp3
  2. Water Music
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/2_water_music.mp3
  3. Boat
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/3_boat.mp3
  4. Matsura
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/4_matsura.mp3
  5. Ama Nita
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/5_ama_nita.mp3
  6. Trode
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/6_trode.mp3
  7. Crystal Tunne
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/7_crystal_tunne.mp3
  8. Bird Ensemble
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/8_bird_ensemble.mp3
  9. Ce La
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/9_ce_la.mp3
  10. Wet Dry World
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/10_wet_dry_world.mp3
  11. Secret Town
  12. Song Of Time
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/12_song_of_time.mp3
  13. Sweet Dreams
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/s/107090_stealth/13_sweet_dreams.mp3

Description

“Stealth” is the aptly-titled debut album from Tokyo-based composer & producer Takao.. For fans of New Age and tonal minimalism!  Takao instead presents a rich and detailed tapestry of compositions that take New Age affectations, fashioning them into something far grander. There’s a penchant for the naïve, the more garish of digital instruments in the vein of James Ferraro – but importantly, Takao steers away from submitting to gestures themselves naïve or garish, opting instead to focus attention to a more nuanced, delicate style. Indeed, a more intrinsic tradition to posit “Stealth” as an inheritor of would be the Impressionism of Debussy, or even Satie, with Takao’s approach drawing light and composure from his instruments at their most bare and unadorned. Ever so pleasing and atmospheric, “Stealth” is remarkably affecting in its subtlety.” (Nico Niquo)