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R.I.P. Susumu Yokota
« on: July 14, 2015, 11:17:00 AM »
According to this article, Japanese ambient composer Susumu Yokota has passed away, aged 54.


http://www.factmag.com/2015/07/14/susuma-yokota-dies-ambient-musician/


I loved his album Sakura, though I admit I hadn't checked out his most recent works. What a terrible loss! Do others around here know his work?
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Re: R.I.P. Susumu Yokota
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 01:58:37 PM »
That's terrible news. I had two of his albums, Sakura and Grinning Cat, both of which were really innovative and fun to listen to. RIP.

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Re: R.I.P. Susumu Yokota
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 04:00:19 PM »
I only listened to one or two of his albums, but he was great.

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Re: R.I.P. Susumu Yokota
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2015, 10:01:20 AM »
Another unimaginable loss in a year that has seemed crushing in its seemingly relentless cycle of artist passings (Squire, Froese, the list goes on). I have everything released by Susumu on CD, including the projects released under his many aliases (Prism, Ebi, Acid Mt Fuji, etc.). He was a restless artist who couldn't be confined to a single subgenre of electronica, but history will more than likely remember him as a purveyor of extraordinarily beautiful, crystalline ambient, mostly released under his given name on the Lo, Leaf, and Sublime labels. Anyone with an interest in musics of a similar stripe (Budd, Eno, et al) is urged to check out his work.
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