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JUTA TAKAHASHI - Across the Flow (cd-r)

 
JUTA TAKAHASHI - Angel (cd)

 
JUTA TAKAHASHI - Hymn (cd-r)

 
JUTA TAKAHASHI - Moonlit Flowers (cd-r)

 
JUTA TAKAHASHI - Quiet Rain (cd-r)

 
JUTA TAKAHASHI - Remembrance (cd-r)

 
JUTA TAKAHASHI - Seabound (cd-r)

 
JUTA TAKAHASHI - Silence (cd)

 
JUTA TAKAHASHI - The Door into Winter (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
JUTA TAKAHASHI - Transcendence (CD/Digital Download)

 
TAKLA MAKAN - Technicollage (Digital Download)

 
TANGENT PROJECT - Surface (cd-r)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Booster (cd)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - DM 2.1 (cd)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Izu (cd)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Josephine the Mouse Singer (CD-EP)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Mala Kunia (CD-EP)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - One Times One (Ep)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Particles (CD-EP)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Phaedra 2005 (cd)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Quantum Key (CD-Ep)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Quinoa (CD-EP)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Soundmill Navigator (cd)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - The Endless Season (cd)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Views from a Red Train (cd)

 
TANGERINE DREAM - Winter in Hiroshima (cd)

 
TANGRAM - Flow (cd-r)

 
TANGRAM - Tepidarium (cd-r)

 
GLEN TARACHOW - Waterclock (cd)

 
TAU SAGITTARII - Sensory Data (Digital Download)

 
TELOMERE - Astral Currents (cd)

 
TELOMERE - Lux Primordia (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
TELOMERE - The Stellar Sea (cd)

 
TELOMERE - Zoetosis (cd)

 
TEMPS PERDU? - Athanor (cd)

 
TEMPS PERDU? - Earth Story (cd)

 
TEMPS PERDU? - Terra Incognita (cd/Digital Download)

 
TERRA AMBIENT - The Darker Space (cd-r)

 
TERRA AMBIENT - The Gate (cd)

 
TERRA AMBIENT - Wanderlust (cd)

 
TERRA SANCTA - Exile (cd/digital download)

 
TERRAN SPIRAL - Time to Slide (cd-r)

 
IAN TESCEE - A Travelerís Guide to Mars (cd)

 
IAN TESCEE - Breathwork (cd-r)

 
THAMNOS - WIR (cd)

 
ALEX THEORY & DANIEL PINCHBECK - Emergence 2012 (cd)

 
THIS - Zone (cd-r)

 
STEVE THOMAS - More People have been to the Moon (cd)

 
ROBERT SCOTT THOMPSON - Pale Blue Dot (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT SCOTT THOMPSON - Poesis Athesis (cd)

 
ROBERT SCOTT THOMPSON - Silent Shore (cd)

 
THOUGHT GUILD - Continuum (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
THOUGHT GUILD - Electric Curios (Digital Download)

 
THOUGHT GUILD - Third Voyage (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Dream Tempest (CD/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Heather Spa (Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Hollow (CD/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Hypersona (CD/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Lithea (CD/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Memories in Whitescreen (Lp/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Pulse Dive (EP/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Seconds & Forever (Lp/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Shadowplay (cd/digital download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - The Infinity Room (LP/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Tomorrow's Explorers (EP/Digital Download)

 
THREE-SIX (36) - Void Dance (CD/Digital Download)

 
TI-CAL - Coriolis (cd)

 
TIDAL FORCE - Nebula (Digital Download)

 
TIME BEING - A Dimension Reflected (cd)

 
TIME BEING - A Place to Belong (CD/Digital Download)

 
ALEX TIUNIAEV - Artificial Symphony (cd-r)

 
TM SOLVER - Axon (Digital Download)

 
DAVID TOLLEFSON - New Eyes on the Universe (cd)

 
TONEFLOAT:IKON - Streams of Consciousness (Series) (Lp)

 
ISAIAH TORAN - Another Way Home (cd)

 
ISAIAH TORAN - Whispering Quietly (cd)

 
TOSS POWER TRAPS - Earth Rot II: Music For Iceland (Digital Download)

 
THE TOWER TREE - Transposing (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
COLIN TOWNS - Full Circle (cd)

 
TRANSCEIVE - Exit to Nowhere (CD/Digital Download)

 
TRANSCEIVE - The Circe Complex (Digital Download EP)

 
TRANSCEIVE - Transformation 88:98 (cd)

 
TRIPPLE S - Poles (CD/Digital Download)

 
TRIPSWITCH - Geometry (cd)

 
TROIKA - Faeries (CD)

 
TROIKA - Goddess (cd)

 
TROIKA - Shaman (cd)

 
TROIKA - Troika II Dream Place (cd)

 
JOHAN TRONESTAM - Far Away (CD/Digital Download)

 
JOHAN TRONESTAM - Roots and Legends from the North (cd)

 
EMMANUEL TUTS-SCHIEMSKY - Muze in de Storm (cd-r)

 
EMMANUEL TUTS-SCHIEMSKY - Rust voor de Stilte (cd)

 
TUU - Mesh (cd)

 
TUU - Terma (cd)

 
TUU - The Frozen Lands (CD-EP)

 
TWOFISH - Zero Crossing (cd-r)

 
NIK TYNDALL & BERND SCHOLL - Dreamspheres (cd)


JUTA TAKAHASHI
Seabound
CD-R, Lunisolar Records, 2009
"Sea Bound", released at the beginning of March 2009, is the fifth album by Japanese ambient composer Juta Takahashi. Juta himself describes the sonic content as "tunes from the ocean, painted with synthesizers, acoustic pianos and voices".

The three extended tracks (23, 17 and 20 minutes respectively) offer overall calming, textural music, of which the rich sound pallet of analogue synthesizers gives the music and extra edge.

"Undercurrents" features some nice textural paintings and repetitive acoustic piano motifs, both wandering in a freeform manner, to which celestial, elevating soundscapes are added halfway. With your eyes closed, one can easily imagine hearing and feeling the ocean while drifting on the undercurrents of the ocean.
"Poseidon" sounds more adventurous with slightly droning vintage pads and synth washes slowly moving forth.

The last piece on the album is the beautiful 20-minute title track, which reminded me of John Kerrís piece "Imminent Shadows II", but in a non-symphonic style. Its flowing, moody and overall relaxing textural soundscapes get company of a heavenly, mesmerizing vocal chord showing up in the second half of the track.

So seek a comfortable seat or lie down and let yourself be embraced by Jutaís dreamy and contemplative music, which would sparkle even more after some further improved mastering.
Nevertheless, a recommended piece of work.

Website: www.jutatakahashi.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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