Yokota* ‎– Cat, Mouse And Me

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HH CD 022 Yokota* Cat, Mouse And Me(CD, Album) Harthouse HH CD 022 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
HHLP 022 Yokota* Cat, Mouse And Me(2xLP, Album) Harthouse HHLP 022 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
HH 1036-2 Yokota* Cat, Mouse And Me(CD) Harthouse America HH 1036-2 US 1997 Sell This Version

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Ladiedadie

Ladiedadie

January 8, 2019
referencing Cat, Mouse And Me, CD, Album, HH CD 022

Masterpiece! Excellent example of how rich the naughties where musicwise. Hints of Drum & Bass, Orbitlian Bubbles, Ninja Tunings, Trance, Triphop or House. It is all in there! Enjoy this musical voyage from the land of the rising sun.
destangofah

destangofah

October 20, 2012
referencing Cat, Mouse And Me, 2xLP, Album, HHLP 022
oha,
i am very well surprised about this record. I owned it now for 15 years and since yesterday i understand this record due to my new speaker setup. Yokota did a very fine job in recording quality and to me the b-side and c-side are excellent. The best title is perhaps FROM in the original mix. This record is very relaxing and does a beautiful listening atmosphere.
The_Unrest_Cure

The_Unrest_Cure

January 8, 2011
referencing Cat, Mouse And Me, CD, Album, HH CD 022

Susumu Yokota has always created readily accessible work; chipper melodies and predictable rhthyms weave their way along to natural conclusions with little unexpected happening inbetween: perfect techno pop music. On Cat, Mouse And Me he does this but to a wonderfully stunning conclusion - instead of disposable music, this album is filled with a deep warmth and depth served via repetition. The looped melodies are here, but have a melancholy edge. The rhythms don't excite, but lull you into a head-nodding trance. None of the tracks are particularly "difficult" listening, rather all are almost as immediately engaging as they are durable. There isn't a whole lot new to experience with repeat listens, but what is done here is done shockingly well. I don't know if it is dance music, per se (you could mix it for a dancefloor but it really doesn't have much oomph to it!), more of a headphone or coffeehouse music. Play it in unfamiliar company, though, and someone will ask you what it is. It is difficult to get a better compliment than that, I find.

Particular highlights for me are "Middle Finger"'s echoing synth lines and bubbly percussion, "From"'s clubby groove, "In the Sky"'s uplifting melody and restrained bassline, and "Lemon and Ginger" for a bit more dextrous rhythm programming. All of it is good, though.