Ken Ishii ‎– Jelly Tones

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Extra 8:46
Cocoa Mousse 6:48
Stretch 7:21
Ethos 9 6:23
Moved By Air 4:55
Pause In Herbs 5:47
Frame Out 6:31
Endless Season 9:46

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 95065 Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(2xLP, Album) R & S Records RS 95065 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95065 CD Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album) R & S Records RS 95065 CD UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
491097.2 Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album) Sony Records 491097.2 Hong Kong 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95065 CD, RTD 119.3052.2 Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album) R & S Records, Rough Trade, Rough Trade Records GmbH RS 95065 CD, RTD 119.3052.2 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
SRCS 7887 Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album) Sony Records SRCS 7887 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
DI 0302 CD Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album) Distance DI 0302 CD France 1995 Sell This Version
SRCS 7854~5 Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album + CD-ROM, Ltd) R & S Records, Sony Records SRCS 7854~5 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
RS 95065 CD Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album, Promo) R & S Records RS 95065 CD Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
WK 68179, 68179 Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album) Medicine Label, Medicine Label WK 68179, 68179 US 1997 Sell This Version
RS 95065DB Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) R & S Records RS 95065DB UK 2008
RS 95065DB Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(8xFile, WAV, Album) R & S Records RS 95065DB UK 2008
RS95065RM, RS 95065 CD Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album, RM, Sup) R & S Records, R & S Records RS95065RM, RS 95065 CD Belgium 2008 Sell This Version

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dylaf

dylaf

January 19, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Jelly Tones, 2xLP, Album, RS 95065
Just to point out, this album was released separately to the video/CD-ROM... 'Endless Season' is an absolute techno soul beauty. Just stunning...
kentandrew

kentandrew

December 29, 2008
referencing Jelly Tones, CD, Album, WK 68179, 68179

3 tracks are noteworthy here. First of all, "extra" is an innovation by fusing clubland with idm. Powdery, lo-quality samples are uncommon on dj decks, and idm usually begins to fall prey to breakbeats when the pace is too much. Dave Angel shoves Ishii back to pure clubland with Overlap, and Angel-izing a track is never a wrong turn. BBS energize Echo Exit with their live instrumentation that sounds like a jazz unit's headbanger ball. All the in betweens are mere in-betweens, due to Ishii's curiosity for abstract musical theories.
scoundrel

scoundrel

November 17, 2007
referencing Jelly Tones, CD, Album, SRCS 7887

_Jelly Tones_ is Ken Ishii's breakthrough album, the one that brought him widespread attention. He brings in a strong Detroit influence to this album, infusing it with not a small amount of soul to accompany the anime otaku attitude. "Extra," the standout track, swirls and thumps gorgeously -- it's definitely a highpoint of Ishii's career. "Cocoa Mousse" has much more delicacy to it, while "Rusty Transparancy" has some archaic harpsichord hits to add some sonic texture. "Ethos 9" gets us back into some twisty techno, with some touch-and-go breaks. And the heaviness comes on strong with "Moved By Air," which takes a more tribal tack. The dense and complex "Pause in Herbs" has so many distinct and interacting layers that it may seem bewildering at first, but it quickly resolves its main melodic line. Luckily, "Frame Out" is much more straightforward -- almost a pure rhythm track. And as hard and rhythmic as "Stretch" is, it also glistens. "Endless Season" takes the album out on a more ambient, mostly beatless note. Even though this took Ishii to the top in 1995, it still sounds fresh today.
EDJ303

EDJ303

September 23, 2003
referencing Jelly Tones, 2xLP, Album, RS 95065

Accompanied by a full-length video by noted Japanese animator Morimoto (Akira) and a Jelly Tones CD-ROM, Ishii's '95 album was a self-professed stab at taking techno-derived music to a mass audience. The result is a pop-oriented techno album that, while nowhere near as satisfying as his previous work, is an important step toward removing Ishii's music from the ghetto of dancefloor ambivalence. A pair of 12-inches from the album includes remixes by Wagon Christ, Luke Slater, Dave Angel, Ian Pooley, and Frank De Wulfe.