Japanese Telecom ‎– Virtual Geisha

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The Making Of Ultraman 3:10
Beta Capsule 3:33
Cigarette Lighter 4:05
Enter Mrs. Suzuki 2:56
Pagoda Of Sin 1:34
Virtual Origami 3:40
Virtual Geisha (She Interacts) 4:31
Japanese Matrix 0:15
Remote Transmitter 5:57
Mounting Yoko 3:56

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darksen

darksen

January 7, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Virtual Geisha, CD, Album, GIGOLO 67
Virtual Origami (2) sounds strong like Blackploids (Geralds) new Photographic Photogenic from 2006. Beta Capsule sounds a little bit like Dopplereffekts Cellular Phone. But thats all totally unimportant because every track is very special and reflects Donalds specific skill to produce such wonderful classic electronic music. A must-have for every electro-enthusiastic!
nowhere.sound

nowhere.sound

February 3, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Virtual Geisha, CD, Album, GIGOLO 67
One of my favourite Drexciyan productions. A quirky release at the more playful end of the electro spectrum. Some of it's a little repetitive for my liking but the production and atmosphere are top notch and unmistakable.
fulgo

fulgo

March 1, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Virtual Geisha, CD, Album, GIGOLO 67

Never heard an electro album like this! Simply amazing, very closer to Dopplereffekt's works but in my opinion a step forward. Melodic, minimal and sometimes a bit rough, an incredible masterpiece. Strongly reccomended for electro purists.
servo

servo

August 10, 2002
referencing Virtual Geisha, 2x12", Album, GIGOLO 67, gigolo 67

japanese telecom's virtual geisha is brilliant. so, basically it comes down to this: 6 degrees of G. there is a reason for his anonimity and i wont say much other than that he is the dominating factor in so much amazing stuff right now. hes not out for fame. just out for electro individuality. and i think he's succeeded! dopplereffekt japanese telecom to now current arpanet. all the work of one genius man! hes got close ties to brenden gillen of ectomorph. they practically re-wrote the books for electro, back in 95, with their debut releases. the drexciya connection comes by way of elecktroids and more currently, transillusion. we can play the guessing game all day. but it seems irrelevant. identities are anonymous for a reason. its good to see the facelessness of electronic music still existing and this music speaking for itself.
spork

spork

August 9, 2002
referencing Virtual Geisha, 2x12", Album, GIGOLO 67, gigolo 67

Although released anonymously, Japanese Telecom is almost certainly the work of the same person responsible for Dopplereffekt (and Arpanet, for that matter). The composition style, effects, and sounds used are so similar to Dopplereffekt that if it isn't the same person, then Japanese Telecom is a rip-off artist. Although there are rumors, I think the connections to Drexciya are much more tenuous. Drexciya's musical style is really pretty dissimilar to either Japanese Telecom or Dopplereffekt. Anyway, it's hard to tell when the artists are so anonymous. For a long time Drexciya was the work of two men, so it's possible the guy from Dopplereffekt had something to do with it, but there's no real evidence of that, in my opinion.
djinsomnia

djinsomnia

June 19, 2002
referencing Virtual Geisha, 2x12", Album, GIGOLO 67, gigolo 67
Debuting on Detroit's Intuit Solar last year, the mystic Japanese Telecom deliver a versatile ten-track release taking us on a technological journey from Dusseldorf to Detroit and Tokyo. Sizzling Kraftwerk style electro elements, futuristic motor-city techno visions and the new-age pop sensibility of Japan's neon culture. From full-fledged electrified techno to sublime electro robotix, this is truly something not to be missed
Bosse_Boring

Bosse_Boring

June 11, 2002
referencing Virtual Geisha, CD, Album, GIGOLO 67

agrees with the previous speakers. decent electro pop of 70ies - beginning of 80ies style. naive, minimalistic tunes and sounds a la kraftwerk, but slightly rougher. almost pure instrumental, with "cigarette lighter" as a nice exception that gives me total "its more fun to compute" vibes.

April 23, 2002
referencing Virtual Geisha, CD, Album, GIGOLO 67
one of the best electro albums i've heard. the album is so very detroit and so very minimal and so very, very catchy. you'll notice yourself humming those little tunes to yourself while listening.

highlights: "pagoda of sin", a casio-type little tune with an amazing melody. "the making of ultraman" too.