Casino Versus JapanHitori + Kaiso 1998-2001

Label:Attacknine – ATTCD006
2 x CD
Style:IDM, Downtempo, Ambient


1-3Border Of Your Place5:27
1-4Search For The Sun2:53
1-6To Be Roomy4:29
1-7Glossy Triad6:18
1-8Roo Bug1:26
1-9Marilyn Set Me Free5:18
1-10Bound By Your Smile6:00
1-11Wasted Snow Home6:02
1-12Relay Goodbye6:40
2-2The Passing By3:06
2-5Theme From Lazy Day3:05
2-6Slow Dance Of Dungeons2:03
2-7There Will Always Be Love3:33
2-9Said Virgo5:34
2-10Prop Or Premonition4:41
2-11Map Happy
BassScott Beschta
2-12Ho Hum And See0:49
2-13Running To Catch Up4:02
2-14Christmas Morning0:33
2-15Miano: Little Miss 15651:45
2-16Feeling Fine0:57
2-17Night Of April1:47

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Made in California.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 3804 - ATTCD006B 120703
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 3804 - ATTCD006A 120703
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LT05
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI A602
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring, stamped): RAINBO CA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP



  • Abeaton33's avatar
    there is nothing, nothing, nothing like casino versus japan. Aurally, this is the height of music. I've listened to thins album once around 10 years every day. Yes, in total i have used 1 month, 1 week, 12 days, and 833 minutes in all, and counting. I tried to stop myself, but there is no equivalent to Kowalski. if you are in doubt about buying this album, jump off a bridge, sample the sound and beg Kowalski make it a beat.
    • scoundrel's avatar
      Edited 17 years ago
      On HITORI + KAISO, a collection of Casino Versus Japan's various tracks, his penchant for beautiful IDM comes through loud and clear, from the ghostly opener, "Buried," which sets a wobbly tones and a deconstructed vocal sample to a staticky beat. "Dropsickle" emphasizes the long tones again--one of Casino Versus Japan's hallmarks (although sharp, shrill notes also pop in, such as on "Search for the Sun"). It lends a feeling of suspension on many of the tracks, such as the languorous "Glossy Triad." The vocals on "Marilyn Set Me Free" add a new texture to the album, as do the spacey blips on "Wasted Snow Home." On the second disc, "Pinwheel" spins by on some simple arpeggios, but, as a whole, the tracks here seem like fragments--albeit beautifully arranged fragments (like the dreamy "Stolen")--more suited to background music than active listening. Many tracks lean on shoegazing influences ("Theme from Lazy Day"; the fuzz-heavy "Map Happy"). But the funky "Said Virgo" bursts through the miasma with a bouncy bassline that gives the track some attitude. Overall, a strong, if not consistent, listen.
      • xylin66's avatar
        Edited 12 years ago
        • wfkroll's avatar
          xylin66....I have to completely disagree with your review. I think this release is an essential addition to Casino's catalogue. Sure, maybe not all the tracks are mind blowing like his newer releases, but, listen to something like Aphex Twin "Classics" and compare it to the "Richard D James" album. They're not even in the same catagory. The songs on this double cd are like freshly painted pictures, they're beautifully captured moments that don't require hours of intricate editing work to become masterpieces in and of themselves .
          • xylin66's avatar
            Edited 11 years ago
            • Casino versus japan is becoming one of my favourite artist's of the last two years, and is album is one of the best, packed full of nice tunes and heart felt tracks.
              This is a must of all fan's of so called idm music and fans of lush electronica.
              If your going to get one of his albums go for this one 1st.


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