“Pleochroism” is Jutaro Takahashi’s debut-release on Lee Anthony Norris Neotantra-label (motto: Tantric solutions for ears). The outcome -that sees the Japanese composer in search of microcosmic beauty- continues Jutaro’s tranquil textural work as featured on his previous albums.
A smooth, lush expanse of pastel colours sets off on the two-part title piece. The morphing synth washes feel like warm rays of sunshine on “Pleochroism 1” though create an introspective, more desolate, almost longing atmosphere on “Pleochroism 2”. “Faint Light” presents a denser sound design evolving slightly mysterious as it drifts onward. Things really soothe down on the final piece “Soarer”, a gentle floating 16-minute exercise of vintage soundscapes most notably elevating into ethereal realms in the second half.
With “Pleochroism” Mr Takahashi has delivered another nice introspective aural work his followers shouldn’t miss out on I recon.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Juta Takahashi artist page
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