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 2000 Sell This Version
BAY13V Susumu Yokota Sakura(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Leaf BAY13V UK 2000 Sell This Version
BAY 13V Susumu Yokota Sakura(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl, TP, Promo) Leaf BAY 13V UK 2000 Sell This Version
BAY13CD Susumu Yokota Sakura(CD, Album) Leaf, Skintone BAY13CD 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, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi + CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Leaf BAY 13V UK 2016 Sell This Version
BAY13E Susumu Yokota Sakura(12xFile, WAV, Album) Leaf BAY13E UK Unknown

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mjb

mjb

October 14, 2017
edited about 1 month 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.
Himmel

Himmel

July 11, 2017
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi + CD, Album, Ltd, RE, BAY 13V
If anyone wishes to part ways with this please contact me :)
spectralwaterfall

spectralwaterfall

February 28, 2017
edited 8 months 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 about 1 year ago
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, RE, BAY 13V

Pressed in France by MPO - Quiet pressing, however, the vinyl surfaces has some manufacturing (white colored) marks/spots.
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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year ago
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, RE, BAY 13V
thank-you leaf
joew7277

joew7277

January 4, 2016
referencing Sakura, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE + CD, Album, RE, BAY 13V
Pledgemusic has approx 70 copies left & Yokota's bandcamp and Leaf have some copies too. Brill.
mathieugarcia

mathieugarcia

November 14, 2015
referencing Sakura, CD, Album, STR03
One of the best ambient record out there. A truly powerful and beatiful record.
RIP.