Ken Ishii ‎– Jelly Tones

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Sony Records ‎– SRCS 7887
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Tracklist

1 Extra 8:52
2 Cocoa Mousse 6:53
3 Rusty Transparency 5:50
4 Ethos 9 6:24
5 Moved By Air 4:58
6 The Sign 7:09
7 Pause In Herbs 5:48
8 Frame Out 6:35
9 Stretch 7:23
10 Endless Season 9:47

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Notes

Japanese issue with 2 bonus tracks.

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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
WK 68179, 68179 Ken Ishii Jelly Tones(CD, Album) Medicine Label, Medicine Label WK 68179, 68179 US 1997 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

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scoundrel

scoundrel

November 17, 2007

_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.