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    [lust] (Album) album cover

    Rei Harakami[lust]

    Label:Sublime Records (3) – IDCS-1014
    Format:
    CD, Album
    Country:Japan
    Released:
    Genre:Electronic
    Style:Breakbeat, Downtempo, Ambient

    Tracklist

    1Long Time1:07
    2Joy10:00
    3Lust5:00
    4Grief & Loss7:33
    5Owari No Kisetsu
    Lyrics By, Composed ByHaruomi Hosono
    3:19
    6Come Here Go There6:51
    7After Joy3:32
    8Last Night4:26
    9Approach4:39
    10First Period6:03
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    ℗2005 Music Mine, Inc.
    ©2005 Music Mine, Inc. / Inperfect Inc.
    Made in Japan.

    Very very special thanks to.
    Akiko Yano, Suzukiski (Soup-Disk), Quruli.

    Special thanks to.
    Haruomi Hosono, Shiro & Yoko Takatani (Dumb Type), Wataru Umehara, Asa-Chang & Junray, Ua, Great3, Chocolat, Rovo, Okihide.

    and
    Manabu"うっかり"Yamazaki, Yumiko Tamate, Satoshi Endo.

    Released as a 4-panel Digipak.

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Barcode (Text): 4 582116 551080
    • Barcode (Scanned): 4582116551080
    • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1): IDCS-1014 MT 462
    • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2, mirrored): <IDCS-1014>JP430G
    • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L154
    • Mould SID Code: IFPI 28B4
    • Rights Society: JASRAC

    Other Versions (2)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    New Submission
    [lust] (CD, Album, Reissue, UHQCD)RingsRINC005Japan2015
    New Submission
    Lust (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Gatefold)RingsRINR001Japan2016

    Reviews

    SoundPavilion5000's profile picture
    SoundPavilion5000
    Edited 6 years ago
    This is a such a special album. I don't know how he is able to pour such emotions into each song, especially with such simple hardware, but it's nothing short of stunning. It's beautiful from end to end, it's reserved and very relaxing. It isn't like it's one of those albums which sets out to be provocative, or overly emotive. It's just his style, and it feels completely natural. It isn't gaudy in the way some "uplifting" music can be. It's melancholic but not sad, plus a lot more, it's odd to explain! I personally like listening to this album and thinking of it like a pleasant day dream. Preferably with a nice drink in the afternoon on a cloudy day. But the beauty in this album just makes it so enjoyable, it always brings a smile to my face. Like remembering a past love or fond memories of an old pet who has passed away or something. You know, things which you miss deeply but still make you happy for having experienced them.

    To actually talk about the album, the sounds used are sublime (no pun intended), not a single one is out of place and each compliments each other better than the last. He really works magic using his two Roland SC-88Pros (which adds a lot to the coherency of the album as a whole). Add that to really captivating yet reserved arrangements and composition, I find it hard to grow tired of any individual track. Each is as fresh as the last, like a breath of ocean air. He has some mastery of music theory which allows him to use the feelings of notes to provoke feelings and moods very consistently from song to song. Something apparent in all of his works. Which makes for a very coherent and flowing album, which I personally think is very important. It's part of why I admire his albums so much, Lust in particular. You can listen to a given track off of it and be mesmerized, but the real "magic" is when you listen to it from start to finish. Which is (imo) how all great albums should be. It makes the album an incredibly pleasant journey, one which I don't think I will ever tire of taking.

    Also to add, Haruomi Hosono's contributions to the album in the song, Owari No Kisetsu. I'm unsure if it's him or Rei singing (my ears are broken) but who ever adds the vocals to the song fit so incredibly well. Oddly one of the few times I wish an album had more vocals on it.

    Honestly, the Lust album is one everyone should listen to in their lifetime to catch a glimpse of this mans wonderful work (my teary eyed admiration aside). I personally feel slightly ashamed for not owning it sooner, as it only took me 3 years after his passing to buy it. Highly recommend everyone to check out this wonderful album!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAQJpO9khOo
    rei harakami / owari no kisetsu PV(2005)

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    Year later edit:

    Since I am a bit slow and didn't look things up, I would like to add the correction that Owari No Kisetsu is a cover of a song by Haruomi Hosono from his classic Hosono House album. I haven't listened to the album in a while and meant to make this edit sooner. But time makes fools of us all.