Juta Takahashi – The Door into Winter


Release data: Juta Takahashi – The Door into Winter CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Lunisolar Records, 2007 For his second release, Juta Takahashi chose a winter-theme which is expressed through three lengthy tracks. Its freeform soundscape ambient without a chilling effect though, as Mr Takahashi uses warm flowing pads in his quite minimal-oriented music. There’s a sense of stillness and balance embedded in these lush textures that give…

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Juta Takahashi – Across the Flow


Release data: Juta Takahashi – Across the Flow CD-R, Lunisolar Records, 2007 What I got here is the debut album by Japanese ambient composer Juta(ro) Takahashi, who only applies analogue synthesizers. The three lengthy pieces found “Across the Flow” come down to smooth soaring and drifting textures and some piano on the opening (title) track. This freeform music carries on in a minimal, serene style,…

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Juta Takahashi – Angel


Release data: Juta Takahashi – Angel CD, Lunisolar Records, 2012 After a hiatus of nearly two years, Japanese composer brings us his ninth album “Angel”. The recording is a 65-minute soundscape journey spread out over four lengthy tracks that once again moves through immersive, contemplative sonic territory. Here, things are at ease and in balance, with slow morphing and smoothly cascading textures. The elements float…

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Juta Takahashi – Silence


Release data: Juta Takahashi – Silence CD, Lunisolar Records, 2010 Fans of calming and immersive textural ambient will find lots of their liking in the music of Jutaro Takahashi. On his release “Silence”, Juta has further improved the quality of his soft soaring and slowly morphing ambient soundscapes. Not only has the sonic outcome of the four tracks a dreamy and meditative effect, the pleasant…

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Juta Takahashi – Hymn


Release data: Juta Takahashi – Hymn CD-R, Lunisolar Records, 2010 With “Hymn”, his seventh release by now, Japanese ambient composer Jutaro Takahashi brings us 60-minutes of smooth, gentle and gracious cosmic soundscapes, which seem to dissolve in time. The three tracks of 20 minutes each evolve gradually and very slowly, which I imagine can make them too long form and repetitive for some though. “Faraway”,…

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Juta Takahashi – Quiet Rain


Release data: Juta Takahashi – Quiet Rain CD-R, Lunisolar Records, 2009 Juta Takahashi’s sixth album “Quiet Rain” brings four 15-minute free form pieces of solace and contemplation, nicely sculptured out of warm analogue sounds, mellotron and some acoustic piano. It’s great, at times even minimal, music to take a break from it all, as the slow washes of strings gently float by, painting unhurried spaces…

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