SUSUMU YOKOTA Cloud Hidden
- LO RECORDING
- LP 3490 yen (税込)
'02年に＜LEAF＞レーベルからリリースされたアルバム「The Boy And The Tree」の制作期の頃のサウンドスケッチとアンリリースド音源を、のちに横田進と共作シングルをリリースするUKアンビエント作家・ROTHKOによって発掘されたDATテープが＜LO RECORDING＞のJOHN TYEの手に渡り、故人の音楽の精神と遺産に敬意を表して再編しコンパイルされた未発表音源集「CLOUD HIDDEN」が完成！'95年のMANTARAYの作品からの延線上にある、アジアの声明〜ガムラン、アフリカン・ポリフォニーといった素材とエレクトロニックを邂逅させ、内宇宙を旅するようなサウンド絵巻唯一無二。全１０トラック！
|A1.||Spectrum Of Love||sample|
|A2.||Implications Of Karma||sample|
|A3.||The Reality Of Reincarnation||sample|
|A4.||Ama And The Mountain||sample|
|A5.||The Future Of Ecstasy||sample|
|B1.||The Seven Secret Sayings Of God||sample|
|B2.||Flowing With The Tao||sample|
|B3.||Incantation Of The Stars||sample|
|B4.||The Art Of Contemplation||sample|
This year marks the 5th anniversary of Susumu Yokota’s departure from this world and yet he is very much still here. His music always had a timeless quality and this new release is a perfect example.
It was conceived following the discovery of a DAT tape by Mark Beazley containing
unreleased tracks and early sketch versions of tracks that formed ‘The Boy and the Tree’. Mark had worked with Yokota on the Rothko/Yokota collaboration EP ‘Rivers Edge’ but had no recollection of why or when he was sent the tape.
Mark sent the tracks to Jon Tye who ‘decided to do my best to honour the spirit and legacy of Yokota’s work by completing the tracks in a way which I thought he would approve’.
‘I only met Susumu once but communicated with him many times and always felt a strong connection with him and his music, it all came together swiftly and flowed from start to finish without thought or question. I hope what I have created is a fitting tribute. It was a privilege to enter the world of Susumu Yokota and spend time with his spirit’.
‘Many of the titles and the quotation below are taken from the book ‘Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown’ by Alan Watts, which I was reading at the time the tracks were mixed’.
Searching For The Hermit In Vain
I asked the boy beneath the pines,
He said ‘The masters gone alone
Herb-picking somewhere on the mount
Cloud-hidden, whereabouts unknown’
Chia Tao (777-841)
Trans. Lin Yutang
1. Spectrum of Love
2. Implications of Karma
3. The Reality of Reincarnation
4. Ama and the Mountain
5. The Future of Ecstasy
6. The Seven Secret Sayings of God
7. Flowing with the Tao
8. Incantation of the Stars
9. The Art Of Contemplation
10. Direct Transmission