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Juta Takahashi


Progressive Electronic

3.00 | 1 ratings

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3 stars Across the Flow

Juta Takahashi┬┤s, 2007, Across the Flow portrays 3 slow paced compositions well suited for relaxation. Gliding through "Kitaroesque" plucking strings or "moogesque" lines which construct the ethereal melodies inside the sweet flowing environmental soundscapes.

Its musical idiom does not fall far from New Age like friendliness and unobstructive ambient music canons. I am not a real follower of this kind of "new Age"styling, their costumary closeness to pretty momentums of exaltation, kind of overflows my body with coats of honey, which I organically repeal. Takahashi's "flow", flows into those realms of high pitched sweetnes, a bit too much, yet his melody lines are quiet attractive and kind of distract my attention from time to time from all this sugar.

Music wise, to be honest, I would not distinguish most of its charms from a thousand others New Age's artists. Its progressive electronic side relies mostly in its solo melody lines more than in their flowing backdrops and moods.

If.... unobtrusive and kind of anonymous, slow paced, a bit proggy darkness shaded sometimes, unorthodox meditative music turns you on, well this one is for you!

Best track- "Synthetic Rainbox", which lacks its siblings' sugarly overcoats in favor of highly creative controlled electronic experimentations. Sure wish the other two compositions sounded as great as this one.

***3 PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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