Metropolitan Harmonic Formulas – Music For Daydreams
Sorry for having disappeared again. Before engaging myself in Prometheus, I wanted to talk a bit about music. Regular visitors of my blog know that I talk about my favorite musicians from time to time. I am a huge fan of Japanese Jazz and Electronic genre and I have talked about artists like Ken Ishii, Jazztronik, Nujabes and Kyoto Jazz Massive. When I was organizing my music collection recently, I realized that I should just put the word out about Ken Ishii’s album, Metropolitan Harmonic Formulas – Music for Daydreams that was released in February 2012. This album is one of a kind folks. It is probably one of the best albums that you would ever hear as far as crossover electronic music is concerned.
Jazztronik – Ryoto Nozaki
It features many of my favorite artists like, Jazztronik, Tokyo Black Star, Masaki Sakamoto and Emi Meyer. Ishii-san has always been a creative force and he has put together a wonderful combination. I love all the tracks. But, being a huge fan of Jazztronik’s early works, I have to say that my number one track in the album is After the Rainstorm remix featuring the soothing pianos of 野崎 良太 – Ryota Nozaki. Sadly, two more remixes of After the Rainstorm are not available in this album. You should get the Music for Daydreams EP for them. Honestly, if you are into this kind of music don’t think, just head to beatport or amazon and get both these albums. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
So, as usual, how about another awesome Ken Ishii track before I call it a night? This is from his album Flatspin, and the track is called Drums in Friction. Fantastic track, mostly it is taiko drums, and mixed Ken Ishii style. Would love to see him spin tracks in person. Anyway here is the track, and happy listening.
Am linking another Ken Ishii track here. This is from his Daybreak Reprise – Sunriser Remixed album. Ken Ishii is killing me with his totally awesome tracks. I started hearing his work only recently, so hating myself as to why I didn’t discover him earlier. But I have almost all his albums, so its fine. And my ncmpcpp is populated with just his tracks. Anyway here is a Sunriser Remix track. It’s called Spirit Catcher’s Other View Mix.
I have become a Ken Ishii fanatic of late. Currently listening to his remix album Play, Pause and Play. There are some pretty fantastic remixes in that album. So here’s a piece from the album for your hearing pleasure. It’s called, Hystereo winters in the city. Happy listening.
I do admit, I love me some techno. And of late have been listening to a lot of Ken Ishii, the rocking DJ from Japan. His tracks are mostly great, except for some of them that kind of cross over to the pop zone, which I don’t like. Listening to his tracks late at night when either coding or hacking LFS, certainly livens the mood a lot. I am posting one of my favorite Ken Ishii tracks here, so have a listen, while you are reading my other posts. The track is called EXTRA, and it’s from his album Jelly Tones, which was released 14 years ago, in 1995. I love this track. Enough said, happy listening.