Yokota* ‎– Panicwaves

Harthouse ‎– HH044
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Panicwaves 9:06
B A Sonic Fairy Tale 8:48



Both tracks taken from the album Yokota* - The Frankfurt-Tokyo Connection.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HH044, HH-044 Yokota* Panicwaves(12", TP) Harthouse, Harthouse HH044, HH-044 Germany 1994 Sell This Version


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June 9, 2010

Personally, I feel that Susumu Yokota's better work occurred under his "Ebi" moniker. I was having high expectations when I bought this record, and I bought it based on his other work, and I was rather disappointed when I put it on and heard it. His work as "Ebi" was far more focused and emotive. More concise and just better-conceived. These tracks are loose and not focused. I don't hold that against Mr. Yokota, however. It is an artist's prerogative to branch out and explore other possibilities, but in this case his "Ebi" work is stronger and more representative of his talents as a music producer of the highest caliber. I kept this release as a testament to his prerogative to branch out. But if the right price were named, I could be persuaded to sell this one. But don't ask me for my Ebi releases! They're MINE!


February 7, 2007
edited over 13 years ago

'Panicwaves' is like a track that fell from a visiting time travel craft from the future.

It is the consummate intense nightmare-ish techno-trance monster, even by Harthouse standards. At the heart of the track is a long drawling simple new-age-ish synthesizer line possibly influenced by Vangelis. Indeed, the track has the feel of being chased by a replicant through a Bladerunner inspired near future urban dystopia. The beats are relentless and heart pounding and the 303 simply never lets up in attacking the listener into a sense of paranoia.

Mr Yokota has produced a fine body of work over the years, but this remains the apex of his recording career thus far.