Nujabes ‎– Modal Soul

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In acutuality, 1st original released on 11/11/2005 is by Libyus Music.
Hydeout Recordings pressing was released in 2006 but listed as 11/11/2005.

Tracklist

Feather 2:55
Ordinary Joe 5:07
Reflection Eternal 4:17
Luv (sic.) Pt3 5:36
Music Is Mine 4:20
Eclipse 3:34
The Sign 4:49
Thank You 4:09
World's End Rhapsody 5:41
Modal Soul 4:41
Flowers 3:59
Sea Of Cloud 3:01
Light On The Land 3:55
Horizon 7:20

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LMCD-009 Nujabes Modal Soul(CD, Album) Libyus Music LMCD-009 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
HPD5 Nujabes Modal Soul(CD, Album) Hydeout Productions HPD5 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
HOLP-004 Nujabes Modal Soul(2xLP, Album, RE) Hydeout Productions HOLP-004 Japan 2020 Sell This Version

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Meowstro

Meowstro

November 29, 2020
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004

Entire friend groups and relationships I once had from my twilight days of high school but are no more are stored in this album and listening to it allows me to revisit them as if in a cemetery. RIP Nujabes.
walsh2.matt

walsh2.matt

November 14, 2020
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004
My side C&D arrived scratched from Turntablelab. Hoping for a refund or replacement. Anyone else have this problem?
levitz

levitz

September 11, 2020
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004
This is such a great pressing! Literally the cleanest and quietest record I own. The packaging itself is worth the $50+ price tag. I absolutely love this album. Nujabes was such a talented producer and I only wish he were here to see just how much his music affected people from all walks of life.
N.a.t.u.r.e

N.a.t.u.r.e

August 13, 2020
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004
Stand out track by far = Pase Rock 'The Sign'. Echoes of Gil Scott Heron 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'.
onairwithjr

onairwithjr

August 8, 2020
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004

Fantastic pressing. High quality with no skips, clicks, or pops.

Worth it for the price shipped to Canada. Seriously, buy this.
Within_Your_Reach

Within_Your_Reach

June 12, 2020
edited 6 months ago
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004

Beautiful record with great presentation. As usual with japanese pressings the quality is top notch here, with no pops, ticks, or surface noise whatsoever. The music sounds great, and very lively on my Technics turntable and Nagaoka cartridge setup. Just drop the tonearm and let the music take you in.

I'm not sure what the fuss about the artwork is about, but it looks fine to me. It looks just like the original, just scaled for the LP release.

Overall this was very worth it at $35. I'd jump on this if you can. I can't wait for when Spiritual State gets a vinyl release. Hopefully for the 10th anniversary next year 2021.
ZzzirK

ZzzirK

May 24, 2020
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004

Dreaming away again to this masterpiece. So much emotions come and go listening to the various tracks, the album title truly applies.

Dōmo arigatōgozaimashita Hydeout. ♥

I hope you continue to honour the work of Seba Jun with more vinyl releases in the years to come.
Do not be deterred from people complaining about quality/cover etc, we all know you do a top-notch job!
wakai

wakai

May 14, 2020
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004

I'm so glad this finally came out on vinyl. It's one of my favourite records of all time, beautiful piece of music. Could listen to Luv (sic.) Pt. 3 all day long. Sound is absolutely fine, not sure what some of the complaints are about, no issues for me at all. It's a very nice gatefold too - slightly disappointed with the lack of paper inner sleeve, but I can easily change that myself. Grab it while you can!
FunkyFunker

FunkyFunker

April 16, 2020
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004

I'm really happy about owning this press.
Yes I agree the sound isn't the best but in my opinion totally acceptable.

The only negative point for me is the Cover. Looks like it got scanned from the CD cover and printed on a regular printer haha.
But also that is not a big downer for me.

4/5 Stars from me.
leonthepro

leonthepro

March 25, 2020
referencing Modal Soul, 2xLP, Album, RE, HOLP-004

I dont have any other physical release to compare with, but this sounds pretty right from memory.
The recordings are at times somewhat naturally muffled, adjusting for it would likely cause some bass loss.
You probably shouldnt expect it to sound any better than youve ever heard the album, just a way to hear it on vinyl.

Equipment Used:
Technics SL-1210GR Turntable
Paratrace tipped Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers