Yasuaki Shimizu ‎– Kakashi

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Suiren
Kakashi
Kono Yo Ni Yomeri #1
Semitori No Hi
Kono Yo Ni Yomeri #2
Yune Dewa
Umi No Ue Kara
Utsukushiki Tennen

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YF-7061-BD Yasuaki Shimizu Kakashi(LP) Better Days (2) YF-7061-BD Japan 1982 Sell This Version
YF-7061-BD Yasuaki Shimizu Kakashi(LP, Promo) Better Days (2) YF-7061-BD Japan 1982 Sell This Version
CTK-7090-BD Yasuaki Shimizu 案山子(Cass) Better Days (2) CTK-7090-BD Japan 1982 Sell This Version
ABCS-47 Yasuaki Shimizu Kakashi(CD) King Records ABCS-47 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
CORR-10810 Yasuaki Shimizu Kakashi(CDr, On-) Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. CORR-10810 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
COCB-54148 Yasuaki Shimizu Kakashi(CD, HQC) Columbia, Better Days (2) COCB-54148 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
CTK-7090-BD, none Yasuaki Shimizu Kakashi(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Better Days (2), 宇宙の愛 CTK-7090-BD, none 2015 Sell This Version
JSLP070 Yasuaki Shimizu Kakashi(LP, Ltd, RE) Better Days (2) JSLP070 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
HMVC-17 Yasuaki Shimizu Kakashi(Cass, Album, RE, LTD) HMV Record Shop HMVC-17 Japan 2017 Sell This Version

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music_emporium

music_emporium

October 14, 2017
referencing Kakashi, LP, YF-7061-BD
A wonderful, rare record wrapped in a mysterious yet playful ambiance. Or maybe it's just the impression that the Japanese language often gives me. ''Suiren'' is an odd jazz-fusion-wave tune that sounds like its boiling, waiting to burst but somehow manages to stay in control. Like the nervous tick of a leg fidgeting under the table of a restaurant on a first date.
Yasuaki Shimizu is a Japanese composer, producer and saxophone player born in 1954. He worked with Ryuchi Sakimoto on certain arrangements, with the South Korean artist Nam June Paik on art+sound installation pieces and even DJ Towa Tei (of Deee-Lite fame). ''Suiren'' was released in 1981 and is the opening title on the sought-after ''Kakashi'' album and is my personal favorite on this overall brilliant record. It weaves behind new wave, jazz, fusion, ambient and experimental music.

Repetitive and hypnotizing, punctuated by exclamation marks on most first mesures, the muted triangle percussion hits me straight in the heart. About 90 seconds into the song, the saxophone makes its appearance and the song goes from ''this is cute'' to ''oh, this is some serious shit!''. Shimizu's saxophone frees the song from the rest of the elements which are more calculated and repetitive.

A joyful, mysterious slow-moving train ride led by the artist's mellow voice that rocks us with this calming but funky lullaby. Every phrase is punctuated by the xylophone there to energize the piece, albeit very subtely.
martykens

martykens

October 13, 2017
referencing Kakashi, LP, YF-7061-BD
Reissue now available from Light in the Attic for preorder:
https://lightintheattic.net/releases/2490-kakashi
sute_aca

sute_aca

October 5, 2017
edited 12 days ago
referencing 案山子, Cass, CTK-7090-BD

Limited 300 copies of this cassette will be reissue for the Japanese event "Cassette Store Day"!!!
http://recordshop.hmv.co.jp/23847
sunshine-recorder

sunshine-recorder

September 28, 2017
edited 19 days ago
referencing Kakashi, LP, YF-7061-BD
Full (worldwide?) reissue coming via Palto Flats & WRWTFWW, to be released 11th October. The reissue will feature extra liner notes from Shimizu himself alongside contributions from music journalist Patrice Bolton.
petrica.marginean

petrica.marginean

September 10, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Kakashi, LP, YF-7061-BD
Is it going to be repressed soon? Any hope to want it?
belairjeff

belairjeff

April 13, 2017
referencing Kakashi, LP, YF-7061-BD
Rumor has it that Palto Flats is going to repress this album soon.
AlexunderBase

AlexunderBase

March 21, 2017
referencing Kakashi, LP, Ltd, RE, JSLP070
may be reissued from a US label later this year
sonicwaves

sonicwaves

March 6, 2017
referencing Kakashi, CD, HQC, COCB-54148
This HQCD version sounds amazing! Way better than most CDs. So much detail in both high and low end. The wind instruments sound warm, rich and colorful. Drums and bass have a lot of punch. Definitely an alternative to the pricy vinyl editions
magiceye

magiceye

February 27, 2017
referencing Kakashi, LP, Ltd, RE, JSLP070

So pleased to have managed to have grabbed a copy of this repress. Don't know if there's any difference between the first run and the second (doubt it!), but I don't know what the complaints are about regarding the pressing or sleeve. Looks and sounds great to me.
Eggplantimus

Eggplantimus

December 17, 2016
referencing Kakashi, LP, YF-7061-BD
Is there a release without the white part on the left?