Nobukazu Takemura ‎– Scope

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Thrill Jockey ‎– THRILL 068
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Tracklist

1 On A Balloon 22:29
2 Kepler 13:42
3 Taw 9:42
4 Icefall 10:34
5 Tiddler 3:12

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Credits

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© 1999 Nobukazu Takemura. ℗ 1999 Thrill Jockey.

Recorded at Moonlit Studio, Kyoto, Japan, 96, 97, 98.

Thanks to: Tortoise, Jim O'Rourke, Bettina Richards, Childisc, Friends, Souichirou Takakura...

Issued in a standard jewel case with a 4-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 90377 00682 7
  • Barcode (UPC): 790377006827
  • Barcode (EAN): 0790377006827
  • Matrix / Runout: 055E6<1036>THRILL068CD DADR
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L485
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8114
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

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Min-Ra

Min-Ra

July 3, 2003
"what plaidzebra said" Start with a dollop of Ryoji Ikeda, mix with Oval - Wohnton without the vocals, then garnish with a sprinkle of early Mouse on Mars. Brings to mind a liesurely sunday stroll through an art gallery.
plaidzebra

plaidzebra

October 27, 2002

"Scope" is uncompromisingly experimental, with fractured cascades of warm, fragmented sounds. Some tracks sound like Takemura recorded a track, then recorded a malfunctioning CD player randomly dicing up the sound, then cut and pasted the resultant fragments into an unpredictable and weirdly compelling tapestry of sound. Other tracks use a gentle, Steve Reich-like approach with overlapping repetitive figures and vocal fragments. What the recording lacks in immediacy it makes up with slowly revealed, rich melodic motifs and unique approach.