Rei Harakami ‎– Opa*q

Sublime Records (3) ‎– SBLCD5032
CD, Album

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1 Glimglim 7:23
2 Chromatic Cliff 3:34
3 Double Flat 5:10
4 300ml (Milk) 5:21
5 Triple Flat 6:17
6 Poof 3:41
7 V 3:14
8 On (Ian O'Brien Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Ian O'Brien
9 Double Flat (Max 404 Mix)
Remix – max 404Remix, Producer [Additional] [Credited To] – Eric Vanderlest, Erwin van Moll

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Track 2 was originally produced for the video "Chromatic Cliff" directed by Shinichi Yamamoto. Track 7 was originally produced for the video "V" directed by Shinjiro Masada.

Photography: K's Works

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  • Barcode: 5 031377 016603

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MKCS-1019 Rei Harakami Opa*q(CD, Album) Sublime Records (3) MKCS-1019 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
RINC007 Rei Harakami Opa*q(CD, Album, RE, UHQ) Rings RINC007 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
IDCS-1019 Rei Harakami Opa*q(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sublime Records (3) IDCS-1019 Japan 2005 Sell This Version


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June 12, 2014
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June 30, 2004
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There’s techno, and then there’s Rei Harakami. With his stunning blend of jazz, tech-house and Detroit, Harakami’s work on Opa*q avoids predictable chord progressions and finds its own melodic paths. “Glimglim” is light and quick on its feet, while “Chromatic Cliff” hums beatlessly with sharp tones. “Double Flat” shows its rhythmic and harmonic complexity without losing its way, and “Triple Flat” speeds along a futuristic racetrack. “300 ml (Milk)” and “Poof” are more sedate, but no less interesting. Two like-minded musicians, Ian O’Brien and Max 404, lend helping hands to “On” and “Double Flat,” respectively, with unsurprisingly marvelous results. Opaque? This album? Hardly. It’s crystal-clear wonderful.


June 27, 2003
Wow. You like IDM and the vibe of electric piano pieces? This is a synergy of so much i can't do it justice. Really sharp production, sensitive composition, choice sound-sculpting. Mellow idm with forays into houseyness. Not a bit cliched. Not a 'speck of cereal'. Fresh n krispy ideas. Thank you.


April 25, 2003

Most of the tracks have really funny bent melodies and crazy rhythms, except "chromatic cliff", which is completely beatless, and "V" which is a very noisy sound layering.
My favorite track is "triple flat", which has nice drum & bass beats in it.
The last two tracks are remixes by others, more straight and IMHO don't fit to the rest of the tracks.
Except for "V" and the remixes I like this album very much and makes me curious about other productions of Rei Harakami.