Juta Takahashi ‎– Quiet Rain

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Lunisolar Records ‎– LR010
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Tracklist

1 Dawn 15:20
2 Monochrome Sorrow 15:20
3 Quiet Rain 15:10
4 The Azure Dragon 15:18

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Recorded at Lunisolar Studio, Sendai, Japan in 2009.
Originally released on June 30, 2009.
Remastered at Lunisolar Studio, Sendai, Japan in 2012.

This work is dedicated to Yoshinao Abe (1952-2009).

Packaging: Standard jewel case with transparent tray with 4-panel front insert
Total Time: 61:33
© & ℗ 2012, Lunisolar Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 00261 91925 6
  • Matrix / Runout: LR10 MT 962
  • Other (Mastering SID Code): IFPI L159
  • Other (Mould SID Code): IFPI 28A4

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LR010 Juta Takahashi Quiet Rain(4xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, RE) Lunisolar Records LR010 Japan 2012
LR010 Juta Takahashi Quiet Rain(4xFile, MP3, Album, RM, RE, 320) Lunisolar Records LR010 Japan 2012

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richardgurtler

richardgurtler

November 29, 2012

Juta Takahashi "Quiet Rain" CD

"Quiet Rain" was originally released as CDr version back in 2009 as 6th album by Japanese ambient composer Juta Takahashi, now it returns freshly remastered and released at the beginning of October 2012 as pressed CD on his own Lunisolar Records. I must say I wasn't familiar with the original album, so it was a very nice surprise when "Quiet Rain" has reached my ears. By utilizing analog synthesizers, with Mellotron and acoustic piano, Juta Takahashi has again shaped his album with 4 longer compositions, each clocking just over 15 minutes. "Dawn" unveils with peacefully meandering washes evoking the recall of long-forgotten memories. It's richly emotional and intimate piece with rather amorphous movements. The next composition, "Monochrome Sorrow", drifts within its tranquil realms, but this time having stronger aerial feel, again gliding quite monotonous with interferences of high-pitched intensity. However, these interactions sound hauntingly harmonious and create strong trancelike atmosphere. With title composition "Quiet Rain" Juta Takahashi masterfully immerses each listener deeply into utterly sublime soundscapes sculpted with heavenly choir-like drones, gorgeously fragile piano and soothing rainy sounds. Just imagine sitting under a shelter in a remote forested area and enjoying a quiet misty summer night with pleasantly refreshing natural rhythms of a quiet rain. A haven for everyone tired of the hectic pace of city life. Outdoor gathering at its most captivating, Juta's soundsculpting has never sounded more relaxing and tranquil, bravo maestro!!! It immediately became one of my most fave pieces by Juta Takahashi. The closing track, "The Azure Dragon", moves from state of calm and relaxation into more massive dronewalls, flavored with various sonic dissonances and soaring smoothly through elevated passages, from static and contemplative to more glimmering and intense. "Quiet Rain" is another richly crafted sonic statement by Juta Takahashi, as usual, magnificently balanced and both, powerfully absorbing and profoundly rewarding!!! "Quiet Rain" enters deep into the hope, the sorrow and the pleasure. It gets my highest recommendation for fans of sublime and comforting soundscapes.

Richard Gürtler (Nov 29, 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia)