Japanese Telecom

Japanese Telecom

Real Name:
Gerald Donald
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Electro act by Gerald Donald from Detroit, MI, USA.
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Japanese Telecom Discography

Albums

Japanese Telecom Japanese Telecom (Album) Intuit-Solar US 1999 Sell This Version
Japanese Telecom Virtual Geisha (Album) International Deejay Gigolo Records, International Deejay Gigolo Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Japanese Telecom Japanese Telecom Remixes Intuit-Solar US 2000 Sell This Version

Reviews

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djinsomnia

djinsomnia

August 15, 2002
Ever since Juan Atkins dubbed himself Model 500 in the mid-'80s, it has become somewhat of a tradition for Detroit electro artists to shroud themselves in mystery, hiding behind odd monikers and leaving listeners to guess the alter ego.

Add Japanese Telecom to this confusing roster of colorfully named Detroit electro artists, alongside Ectomorph, Cybotron, Dopplereffekt, AUX 88, Drexicya, Adult, and countless others. Japanese Telecom's unique sound differs a bit from the aforementioned Detroit artists' tendency to craft dark, foreboding pieces of analog-sounding funky beats with the trademark techno synths. Instead, the artist toys with pop-culture motifs with their references to Japanese culture and focuses on intricate collages of quirky sounding beats. The underlying aura of the music isn't dark but surprisingly light, making it rather accessible. Similar to J. Burger's work as the Modernist, Japanese Telecom focuses on a similar warm, friendly style with catchy hooks that contradicts the otherwise dark and hard tendencies of the genre. Their first full lenght album "Rising Sun" surfaced in late 1999 on Intuit-Solar Records.

This same label then released a "Remix Pack" before ultimately releasing these two records as a single compact disc "Japanese Telecom" in fall 2000.

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