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Tracklist

Intro
Escapee
Parallel Distortion
Inorganizm
Deltaforest
Crimson
The Dawn
Interlude
85 Loop
Rust
1200
Krushed Wall
The Kinetics
Final Home
No More
Outro
Bonus Track
Final Home (Vocal Version)

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Notes

Kakusei means "awakening" or "disillusionment" in Japanese.

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    Cover of 覚醒 = Kakusei, 1998-09-09, CD覚醒 = Kakusei
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    Sony – AICT 25Japan1998Japan1998
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    Cover of 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 1998, Vinyl覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Sony Records – AIJT 5004-5Japan1998Japan1998
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    Cover of 覚 醒, 1998, Cassette覚 醒
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    Sony Music – noneJapan1998Japan1998
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    Cover of 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 1998, Vinyl覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Sony Records – AIJT 5004-5Japan1998Japan1998
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    Cover of 覚醒 = Kakusei, 1998-09-09, CD覚醒 = Kakusei
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    Sony – AICT 25Japan1998Japan1998
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    Cover of 覚醒 = Kakusei, 1998-09-09, CD覚醒 = Kakusei
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    Sony – AICT 25Japan1998Japan1998
    New Submission
    Cover of 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 1999, Vinyl覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Columbia – 492893 1, Columbia – COL 492893 1, Columbia – 01-492893-20
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    Europe1999Europe1999
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    Cover of 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 1999, CD覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Columbia – 492893 2, Columbia – COL 492893 2Europe1999Europe1999
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    Cover of 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 1999, CD覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Red Ink – WK 45854US1999US1999
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    Cover of Kakusei, 1999, CDrKakusei
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    Red Ink – WK 45854US1999US1999
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    Cover of Kakusei, 1999-01-29, CDrKakusei
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    Columbia – noneUK1999UK1999
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    覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Columbia – 492893 2, Sony Music Korea – CPK-2078South Korea1999South Korea1999
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    Cover of 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 2006, CD覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Columbia – 88697 00451 2Russia2006Russia2006
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    Cover of 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 2014-05-26, Vinyl覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Columbia – MOVLP1117, Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1117, Sony Music – MOVLP1117
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    Cover of 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 2014-05-26, Vinyl覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Columbia – MOVLP1117, Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1117, Sony Music – MOVLP1117
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    Europe2014Europe2014
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    Cover of 覚醒 -Kakusei-, 2017-06-21, CD覚醒 -Kakusei-
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    Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands B.V. – 8718627225547, Music On CD – MOCCD13470Europe2017Europe2017
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    Reviews

    • the.knight's avatar
      the.knight
      This album is so solid. Highly recommended. The very best collection of sparse atmospheric hip hop instrumental tracks. Probably my favorite DJ Krush album overall.
      • Concertpixel's avatar
        Concertpixel
        Edited 6 years ago
        The matrix on mine says "DJ Krush- Sterling" .. Other than that, The cover,sleeves and such are similar with the regular Japanese version (i have the regular Jap ed too), though this one has a "not for sale sticker" on top of the barcode.
        • DrGlennMD's avatar
          DrGlennMD
          Edited 3 years ago
          Stripped down to the bone, beats and bass brilliance 🤜🏻
          • burnedshoes's avatar
            burnedshoes
            Edited 6 years ago
            This is the record that made me fall in love with Dope Beats & Abstract HipHop.
            • Disha's avatar
              Disha
              Edited 8 years ago
              Very bad copy without complete booklet. Looks like an unofficial release.
              • totr0X's avatar
                totr0X
                Kakusei: a definition of abstract hip-hop, a work of a genius.

                This is one of the greatest instrumental albums i have ever heard in my life. There is not a single track that is not in sync with the rest of the album. Krush made everything sound so simple but if you listen carefully, you can hear the dedication and hard work he put behind this work. It's sad that Kakusei is rare album to find nowadays. If you ever find this in your record store, buy it !

                • scoundrel's avatar
                  scoundrel
                  DJ Krush's unique brand of mellow instrumental hip-hop has always been a point of pleasure, and _Kakusei_ is no different. From the deep tones of the "Intro" to the simple piano chords in "Deltaforest," he manages to bring things to a nice even keel. Although I wouldn't term his work abstract, I would say it's definitely spare. Krush doesn't waste time with extraneous sounds or overly distracting noises -- he's got the beat, the bass, and the melody. "The Dawn" brings in some strings and saxophone, but the mood remains defiantly chill. Unfortunately, he reprises that mood a little too much in "Rust," but the light touch of "1200" quickly smooths over the rough spot. The ghost of Ennio Morricone haunts the instrumental version of "Final Home," but when Esthero adds her vocals to the mix, she adds an earthiness that gives the track some real pop.

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