Yokota* ‎– Cat, Mouse And Me

Harthouse ‎– HH CD 022
CD, Album


1 Good Morning 2:50
2 Neutral 5:10
3 Field 5:50
4 River Side 5:20
5 Wait For A Day 5:00
6 One Way 5:00
7 Lemon And Ginger 5:20
8 Ceramic Flower 5:40
9 Cat, Mouse And Me 5:00
10 From 6:30
11 Middle Finger 5:20
12 Few 4:20
13 In The Sky 5:40
14 Dodo 4:50

Companies, etc.



All tracks created and realized by Susumu Yokota between September 1995 and April 1996

Recording Studio: "Yamato So"
Equipments: Akai S1000, Casio CZ101, Oberheim M1000, EZ Vision (Sequencer), Sony R7, D7, Boss SE50 (Effectors), Mackie CR1604 (Mixer)

℗ & © 1996 Eye Q Music
Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe

The text "Yokota" and "Cat, Mouse And Me" is printed directly onto the front of the jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 024258 002223
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4024258002223
  • Matrix / Runout: HHCD022 WME
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L012
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 05B0
  • Rights Society: GEMA BIEM MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 5305

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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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January 8, 2011

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.