Juta Takahashi ‎– Seabound

Lunisolar Records ‎– LR011
CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue


1 Undercurrent 23:04
2 Poseidon 17:04
3 Seabound 20:30

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Recorded at Lunisolar Studio, Sendai, Japan in 2009.
Originally released on March 3, 2009.
Remastered at Lunisolar Studio, Sendai, Japan in 2013.

Packaging: Standard jewel case with transparent tray with 4-panel front insert
Total Time: 60:58
© & ℗ 2013, Lunisolar Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 87516 72411 4
  • Matrix / Runout: LR11 MT 961
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L159
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 28B7

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LR011 Juta Takahashi Seabound(3xFile, FLAC, Album) Lunisolar Records LR011 Japan 2013
LR011 Juta Takahashi Seabound(3xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Lunisolar Records LR011 Japan 2013


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May 26, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

Juta Takahashi "Seabound" CD

In Sendai based Japanese ambient mastermind Juta Takahashi returns after "Quiet Rain" with another remastered edition, this time it's "Seabound" album, released at the beginning of April, 2013 on his Lunisolar Records. "Seabound", Juta's 5th album, was originally released during 2009 as a CDr version. As typical for this crafted sonic sculptor, the album is comprised of three longer compositions, clocking between 17 and 23 minutes in length. The opening and longest piece, "Undercurrent" features layers of gently immense drifts and whirling curiosities, which are intertwined with mesmerizingly repetitive piano motifs, here and there enhanced by rather high-pitched squeaks and disruptions. Heavenly choirs occasionally sneak in and out. Juta's characteristic alchemy of quietly soothing passages with more disturbing traceries is of course apparent, moving through manifold cascades, but always keeping its hauntingly harmonious and enveloping atmosphere. "Poseidon" dives straightly into deeper drone realms, colored by ear-splitting noises, frightening hums and other harshly rumbling ghostscapes. Hint of distant melody floats through these spectacular, unfathomable depths. Enter now the domain of the sea guard and experience this variegated subaqueous sonic tempest, this must be Juta Takahashi at his most discordant!!! Sea waves lead "Seabound", the closing title composition, into beautifully relaxing and expansive panoramas, built of strangely, but majestically meandering, coiling and elevating aerial melodies with slightly orchestral color. Additional sonic submergences appear occasionally. Stunning sea imageries can be captured throughout this pleasantly sweeping in-depth journey. A peacefully reflective atmospheric experience filled with warm, radiant and soothing subtleties. Juta Takahashi keeps on impressing me, because after beautifully sublime "Quiet Rain", he comes with another strong recording originated longer time ago and now available on well-deserved glass mastered CD. "Seabound" is another album by this Japanese composer embracing the listener with continuous delight, no matter if tranquil or adventurous!!! Kudos to Lucas Simons for nicely fitting cover image. I hope Juta has still in the pipeline, except his future projects, also some other, well treasured sonic documents taken from his earlier discography. Arigato, Juta Takahashi san!!!

Richard Gürtler (May 26, 2013, Bratislava, Slovakia)