The sound on the CD is a bit muffled too, not quite hi-fi. It doesn't sparkle at all. Still its quite charming and quite reccomended if into '70s Moog-Pop albums.
This is a 4 track mini album that is more a demo of sonic illusions than typical music. I'd never heard of it before the coupling. It is definitely Matsutake. The cover has a 3 looped moebius strip and an illustrated infinite staircase known from M.
Escher's prints. These are probably perfect visual analogies. These tracks in the minute range contain effects like Shepard tones - perpetual rising or falling sounds that never end their rise or fall. I'm not sure I'd want to pick up this album especially with presumably Japanese only album notes but as coupled with Digital Moon there are no complaints except "Hey I that never ending rising tone doesn't sound much like a James Bond theme and then you wonder if Shirley Bassey or Carly Simon could ever sing that.
I assume this was released in but the notes in the booklet are dated so there is some sort of typo somewhere. Capsule is Katsunori Ishida. He is the arranger while Matsutake programs sounds and sequences. This is a fun album of 10 covers of James Bond themes and songs through Moonraker skipping Thunderball for what it's worth. I think there is always a leagal tiptoe around unsanctioned Bond albums.
The "" if it was part of the tiltle is now off the title leaving just "Digital Moon". There was never a problem with covering the themes, I think legal issues come in when it's being sold as James Bond merchandise. The tracks are in a fun moog meets disco sound. There is some solo violin by Hiroki Tamaki and real? A few hints of Moroder though overall the feel is more like a synth cover album. Much more technically advanced sounding and well mastered than The Fanatsia This is an instrumental album of 2 side long pieces presumably depicting old Japan Tokyo was called Edo long ago.
The album is an intersting interplay between Moog and traditional Japanese instruments- mainly Shamisen. A little like 70s Tangerine Dream in style but more original than close and not as sequencer heavy. This album reunites the three musicians about 20 years after the first album. Modular Moog is still on the gear list as are shamisen solos though samplers and virtual analog synthesizers are now controlled by modern digital sequencers.
This is nicely arranged melodic material, sometimes a bit fusion-y. It strikes me as having a certain smoothness when I would have liked maybe a more eccentric musical journey.
This is somehow a sort of pre-follow up to Patch Works. It came out after but consists of rare and unreleased works that are earlier in date. First are some sequenced Bach tests. I don't think Wendy Carlos has much to worry about ;- Then comes a nostalgic cover version of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and something I've not translated but it sounds like something they play at Baseball parks done on synths.
Then another Bach variation followed by a big bunch of excellent synth funk pieces. After a bunch another Bach version are a trio of synth themes or fanfares, also excellently done the Bach though is very sequencer-y sounding.
Then some now dated funny sounding pieces demonstrating barking on pitch dogs singing in the rain to "Singing in the Rain" it's raining not only dogs but cats too. He doesn't list a sampler so since I can't read the notes I assume maybe it was done before samplers and is vari-speed tapes spliced together. The album concludes with a different more advanced Bach piece.
Logic System A key style factor that diffrentiates Logic System from the earlier Hideki Matsutake albums are the techno elements present here, but not in his earlier work. This is a must for YMO fans. A classic piece of technopop. Co-producer Ryo Kawakami composed most of the tunes. Matsutake has producer's credit but credits the music to his sequencers. This album has quite a following in Europe for a Japanese album. The Holland release I have is a double 12" set containing the album at 45RPM complete but in a different playing sequence.
The CD went out of print a few years ago. This is a fairly common album. No CD I know of ever came out overseas, just vinyl. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote.
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Deals and Shenanigans. In he participated in the production of Ryuichi Sakamoto's first album, Thousand Knives. In the years to , Matsutake served Yellow Magic Orchestra as its sound programmer, eventually to become known as the "fourth member" of the band. He also led sequencing work for numerous technopop albums by other artists, especially at the beginning of the 80s.
In , Matsutake formed "Logic System" with Makoto Irie, with whom he toured to perform in other Asian countries several times. The unit has released 10 albums to date, two out of them released in eight countries.
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