DJ Krush ‎– 覚醒 -Kakusei-

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Kakusei means "awakening" or "disillusionment" in Japanese.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
492893 1, COL 492893 1, 01-492893-20 DJ Krush 覚醒 -Kakusei-(2xLP, Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 492893 1, COL 492893 1, 01-492893-20 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
none DJ Krush 覚 醒(Cass, Album, Promo) Sony Music none Japan 1998 Sell This Version
AIJT 5004-5 DJ Krush 覚醒 -Kakusei-(2xLP, Album) Sony Records AIJT 5004-5 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
AICT 25 DJ Krush 覚醒 = Kakusei(CD, Album) Sony AICT 25 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
none DJ Krush Kakusei(CDr, Album, Promo) Columbia none UK 1999 Sell This Version
WK 45854 DJ Krush Kakusei(CDr, Album, Promo) Red Ink WK 45854 US 1999 Sell This Version
492893 2, COL 492893 2 DJ Krush 覚醒 -Kakusei-(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 492893 2, COL 492893 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
WK 45854 DJ Krush 覚醒 -Kakusei-(CD, Album) Red Ink WK 45854 US 1999 Sell This Version
88697 00451 2 DJ Krush 覚醒 -Kakusei-(CD, Album) Columbia 88697 00451 2 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
MOVLP1117 DJ Krush 覚醒 -Kakusei-(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Columbia, Music On Vinyl, Sony Music MOVLP1117 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MOVLP1117 DJ Krush 覚醒 -Kakusei-(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Columbia, Music On Vinyl, Sony Music MOVLP1117 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
8718627225547, MOCCD13470 DJ Krush 覚醒 -Kakusei-(CD, Album, RE) Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands B.V., Music On CD 8718627225547, MOCCD13470 Europe 2017 Sell This Version

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the.knight

the.knight

February 11, 2018
referencing 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 2xLP, Album, 492893 1, COL 492893 1, 01-492893-20
This album is so solid. Highly recommended. The very best collection of sparse atmospheric hip hop instrumental tracks. Probably my favorite DJ Krush album overall.
Concertpixel

Concertpixel

May 7, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 2xLP, Album, AIJT 5004-5
The matrix on mine says "DJ Krush- Sterling" .. Other than that, The cover,sleeves and such are similar with the regular Japanese version (i have the regular Jap ed too), though this one has a "not for sale sticker" on top of the barcode.
DrGlennMD

DrGlennMD

January 30, 2015
edited 12 months ago
referencing 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 2xLP, Album, AIJT 5004-5
Stripped down to the bone, beats and bass brilliance 🤜🏻
burnedshoes

burnedshoes

January 29, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 2xLP, Album, 492893 1, COL 492893 1, 01-492893-20

This is the record that made me fall in love with Dope Beats & Abstract HipHop.
Disha

Disha

September 30, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing 覚醒 -Kakusei-, CD, Album, 88697 00451 2

Very bad copy without complete booklet. Looks like an unofficial release.
totr0X

totr0X

February 10, 2008
referencing 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 2xLP, Album, AIJT 5004-5
Kakusei: a definition of abstract hip-hop, a work of a genius.

This is one of the greatest instrumental albums i have ever heard in my life. There is not a single track that is not in sync with the rest of the album. Krush made everything sound so simple but if you listen carefully, you can hear the dedication and hard work he put behind this work. It's sad that Kakusei is rare album to find nowadays. If you ever find this in your record store, buy it !

scoundrel

scoundrel

October 9, 2007
referencing 覚醒 -Kakusei-, CD, Album, WK 45854

DJ Krush's unique brand of mellow instrumental hip-hop has always been a point of pleasure, and _Kakusei_ is no different. From the deep tones of the "Intro" to the simple piano chords in "Deltaforest," he manages to bring things to a nice even keel. Although I wouldn't term his work abstract, I would say it's definitely spare. Krush doesn't waste time with extraneous sounds or overly distracting noises -- he's got the beat, the bass, and the melody. "The Dawn" brings in some strings and saxophone, but the mood remains defiantly chill. Unfortunately, he reprises that mood a little too much in "Rust," but the light touch of "1200" quickly smooths over the rough spot. The ghost of Ennio Morricone haunts the instrumental version of "Final Home," but when Esthero adds her vocals to the mix, she adds an earthiness that gives the track some real pop.