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Title: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: richardgurtler on May 21, 2012, 04:34:46 AM
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Juta Takahashi "Silence" CD

In Sendai, Japan, based ambient drifter Jutaro "Juta" Takahashi, comes here with his 8th full length album "Silence", released in November 2010 through his own Lunisolar Records imprint. Comprised of 4 longer compositions, clocking from 13 and half to 15 and half minutes, the album "Silence" is accompanied by totally magnificent and eye-catching brown-colored cover image of vast open sea, entitled as "Midnight In A Perfect World" and executed by German artist Anja Stiegler, precisely interacting with Juta's soundscapes. "Silence" is ignited by "Ararat", a composition dedicated to Mount Ararat, a two peak hill located in Turkey on Armenian Plateau. "Ararat" unfolds with gracefully gliding slow-motion drones, serenely immersing and picturesque, ornamented throughout the piece by delicate Middle East fragranced string sounds, and reveals a beautifully panoramic and soothing view from the summit. "Wet Dream" steps in slightly more active poetic texture with stronger cinematic approach, masterfully spiced by occasional distant and fragile metallic and piano sounds. Another highly evocative piece of music, drenched in the ocean of deeply mesmerizing beauty and blissfulness!!! The next composition, "Continua Shift", is the most massive dronescape, supported on the back by mysteriously fumed factory-like rumblings and celestially floating voice-like sounds. A truly transcendental sonic experience awaits!!! The closing title track, "Silence", returns, as indicated by its name, into more quiet and peaceful territories with highly relieving piano sounds. More minimal sculpting is based on altering harmony of silent moments with passages of fading in and out synth and piano blankets. All the magic and essence of the nocturnal journey is fully explored through this beautifully captivating epilogue. "Silence" is skillfully crafted, stirring and varied, but gracefully balanced and elegant!!! A must have for all ambient connoisseurs seeking for pure sonic beauty and tranquility in their music!!! Absolutely gorgeous, Juta!!!

Richard Gürtler (May 20, 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia)
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: drone on on May 21, 2012, 09:18:39 PM
I have to laugh at that title--"Wet Dream"!  ;)
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: Juta Takahashi on May 22, 2012, 12:48:03 AM
Many thanks for reviewing, Richard. :)
I sincerely appreciate it.


I have to laugh at that title--"Wet Dream"!  ;)

I'm sorry, unless you like the title.
I used it, knowing it had the meaning also. ;)
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: richardgurtler on May 22, 2012, 08:35:15 AM
Thank you, Juta, it was my great pleasure to review "Silence"!!! And welcome at Hypnos forum, have a great time here!!!

Richard
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: Juta Takahashi on May 22, 2012, 09:30:53 PM
Hi everyone,

First of all, I'm honored to be a member of this great forum.

I'm an ambient musician from Japan. I've released eight albums since 2007. Full previews of all released tracks are available on my official website (http://www.jutatakahashi.com/). Please stop by.

Sincerely,

Juta Takahashi (http://www.jutatakahashi.com/)
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: mgriffin on May 23, 2012, 02:17:34 PM
Hello, Juta. Nice to see new people signing up here!
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: Juta Takahashi on May 23, 2012, 04:16:38 PM
Thank you very much, Mike.
Of course, I know your great undertaking.
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: ffcal on May 23, 2012, 11:46:31 PM
Welcome to the forum, Juta.  Looking forward to hearing your music.  Very nice review from Richard and congratulations on the Hearts of Space airplay, too.

Forrest
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: Juta Takahashi on May 24, 2012, 06:26:06 PM
Many thanks for your kind words, Forrest.
They're traveling by air now. ;)
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: hdibrell on May 26, 2012, 02:54:53 PM
Welcome to the forum, Juta. "Silence" sounds really interesting. I will definitely check it out.  Harry
Title: Re: My review of "Silence" CD by Juta Takahashi
Post by: Juta Takahashi on May 26, 2012, 07:11:16 PM
Thanks for your welcome and interest, Harry.
Much appreciated.