Susumu Yokota ‎– Sakura

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Tracklist

Saku 5:45
Tobiume 4:38
Uchu Tanjyo 3:13
Hagoromo 3:52
Genshi 4:57
Gekkoh 4:59
Hisen 3:48
Azukiiro No Kaori 2:39
Kodomotachi 4:06
Naminote 5:43
Shinsen 4:33
Kirakiraboshi 1:55

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STR03 Susumu Yokota Sakura(CD, Album) Skintone STR03 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
BAY13V Susumu Yokota Sakura(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Leaf BAY13V UK 2000 Sell This Version
BAY 13V Susumu Yokota Sakura(2xLP, Album, Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Leaf BAY 13V UK 2000 Sell This Version
BAY13CD Susumu Yokota Sakura(CD, Album) Leaf, Skintone BAY13CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
BAY 13V Susumu Yokota Sakura(2xLP, Album, RE, TP) Leaf BAY 13V UK 2015 Sell This Version
BAY 13V Susumu Yokota Sakura(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, RE) Leaf BAY 13V UK 2016 Sell This Version
BAY 13V Susumu Yokota Sakura(2xLP, Whi + CD + Album, Ltd, RE) Leaf BAY 13V UK 2016 Sell This Version
BAY13E Susumu Yokota Sakura(12xFile, WAV, Album) Leaf BAY13E UK Unknown
BAY13CD Susumu Yokota Sakura(CD, Album, RP) Leaf, Skintone BAY13CD UK Unknown Sell This Version

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octave.octavio

octave.octavio

February 13, 2019
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, RE, TP, BAY 13V
repress please
it's a great album and it has become too expensive
Herbabee

Herbabee

May 31, 2018
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Whi + CD + Album, Ltd, RE, BAY 13V
wow. what a wonderful rarity. late to the party.... yet again. but thank you for the music, Susumu-san
ilitch

ilitch

March 22, 2018
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, BAY13V
RIP Susumu. Died to young. has joined the Celestial horizons
retroremo

retroremo

February 13, 2018
referencing Sakura, CD, Album, STR03
amazing album, genuinely gets better with every listen!

interesting he samples another great ambient album (the pavillion of dreams) by Harold budd on Shinsen
with that of Madrigals Of The Rose Angel, great sampling!
mjb

mjb

October 14, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Sakura, CD, Album, BAY13CD
As reviewed by me in December 2000:

Yokota's Sakura is a collection of brilliant, warm chillout themes, opening like the latest Biosphere, navigating Apollo territory for a bit, melding into nectarine downtempo around 'Hisen', all the while becoming ever the more interesting as it is contemplative. It is hard to remember which tracks have beats, and in Yokota's world it doesn't matter. By the time 'Kodomotachi' arrives, the listener is reveling in the mercurial interplay of subtle melodies and refined reverb. With a welcome suddenness, the looping keys of 'Naminote' redefine nu-jazz, effortlessly matching Innerzone Orchestra's 'At Les' as an artful hybrid of IDM and acoustic jazz. More subdued themes shake out the remaining momentum, but by now the player is on repeat play, ready for another round of this underestimated bliss.
spectralwaterfall

spectralwaterfall

February 28, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, RE, BAY 13V

Track 1 has some Clicks on it, and it seems its the pressing cause i gave one copy back cause of that cause i thought its cause of a Scratch. The other copy i got now looks perfect, and still it has the same "looping click" on the start (it might be even longer but i am not that sure). Almost sounds as if the Master had a dustcorn at the start on it ore something.

Can anyone confirm or deny this? I doubt i was unlucky 2 Times, there might be some issues with the pressing.

Other than that its fine though. Its just the first track.

EDIT: I've exchanged it a third time now (so its my third copy of the Album) and it is still present on Track 1. Please anyone; Could you please confirm or deny this?
abecedarians

abecedarians

February 12, 2016
edited 4 months ago
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, RE, BAY 13V

Pressed in France by MPO - Quiet pressing...as good as the original first pressing.
ranf1970

ranf1970

February 10, 2016
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, RE, BAY 13V
Was very excited to see this also. Ordered a copy as soon as I could. So happy to have this on vinyl now!
RGros

RGros

February 4, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, RE, BAY 13V
what a weird idea to ruins that amazing original & lovely artwork.
lachlan.beaton

lachlan.beaton

January 7, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, RE, BAY 13V
thank-you leaf