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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Flame (2:38)
2. Genesis (5:13)
3. Freedom Landscape (4:28)
4. Arcadian Sky (4:36)
5. Bird of Passage (6:00)
6. Waves (6:41)
7. Stream (8:11)
8. Dairy Life (7:14)
9. Meatloaf (6:59)
10. Capricious Steps (4:44)
11. Gentle Breeze (3:57)
12. Tropicalogy (3:41)

Total Time 64:22

Line-up / Musicians

- Taku Yabuki / keyboards
- Allen Hinds / guitar
- IKUO / bass
- ISAO / guitar
- Hiroshi Ishitoya / trombone
- Hikari Ichihara / trumpet
- Harutoshi Itoh / cello
- Yuichi Uesugi / saxophone
- Hiromitsu Ohbuchi / voices, palma, cajon
- Jiro Okada / bass
- Takumi Ogasawara / drums
- Yuko Kajitani / viola
- Atsushi Katano / bass
- Isao Kanetake / percussion
- Daisuke Sonoda / guitar
- Hisanori Kumamaru / drums
- Gregg Lee / bass
- Yasushi Gotanda / trumpet
- Yuya Komoguchi / guitar
- Hidehisa Sasaki / guitar
- Yoshiaki Sato / accordion
- Kozo Suganuma / drums
- Mitsukaze Suwa / guitar
- Mitsuru Sudo / bass
- Hiroshi Sekita / bass
- Naomu Soeda / saxophone
- Satoru Takahashi / saxophone
- Kazuhiro Takeda / saxophone
- Eiji Tanaka / drums
- Masaaki Tamaki / percussion
- NAOTO / violin
- Toshimi Nagai / bass
- Yusuke Nakano / trumpet
- Takeshi Hatae / drums
- Shoji Hirakawa / drums
- Masato Homma / saxophone
- Maiko / violin
- Hideharu Maruki / trumpet
- Mizuki Mizutani / violin
- Takahiro Miyazaki / saxophone
- Yohta Miyazato / saxophone
- Kenjiro Murai / bass
- Hiroki Murakami / drums
- Katsuji Morioka / bass
- Akinori Yamada / bass
- Seiichi Yoshimi / bass
- Hideyuki Yonekawa / guitar

Releases information

CD Gemstone Records GMSCD7002 (2007)

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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant, Crossover & Neo Teams
4 stars Taku YABUKI is a Japanese keyboardist who is well versed in classic, jazz, and of course rock, and has already been renowned as a member of KOENJIHYAKKEI. Luckily I've attended a gig by one of his projects named Taku Yabuki Unit in collaboration with Yoshinori IMAI (drums, percussion), Hidehisa SASAKI (guitar), and Ryosuke NIKAMOTO (bass) (Maki IWANAGA replaced Ryosuke as bassist on the gig anyway), and got immersed in their aggressive "Musiquake" constructed / purified with keyboard, bass, guitar, and drums material.

In spite of such an aggressive music tactic on stage held by the Unit, this album "Modern World Symphony" has completely amazed me as a brilliant versatility, along with Taku's intensive enthusiasm and quick adaptation for various musical genres. Actually, lots of talented musicians have collaborated with him upon this creation, whilst his personality / originality cannot get suppressed at all. Guess Taku's sometimes pushed his keyboard shower out ahead, and sometimes supported his collaborators with his massive key plays ... both of his works, plays are sublime and enough to cheer all players (including himself) up.

A perfect example where Taku played at the frontest "Freedom Landscape" is such a theatrical keyboard-based creation enough to absorb us into his dramatic, kaleidoscopic gemmy plays. On the other hand, "Genesis" or "Bird Of Passage" sounds like a fantastic joint interview by all players, with delightful uptempo beats and sounds (on stage they all have played more aggressively than this studio-made version as honestly I say ... cheers and shouts have been given here and there).

Their eclecticism originated from mainly jazz, classic, and rock complete creating their peculiar rock symphony upon this album. Recommended for all progressive rock freaks, especially familiar with Symphonic / Neo / Jazz Rock.

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