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Distant Sounds of Summer
Susumu Yokota & Rothko

LCD56 [CD]

ActionTrack NumberTrack NameDuration
Play 01 Deep In Mist
Play 02 Waters Edge
Play 03 Path Fades Into Forest
Play 04 Lit By Moonlight
Play 05 Brook and Burn
Play 06 Sentiero
Play 07 Clear Space
Play 08 Reflections And Shadows
Play 09 Distant Sounds of Summer
Play 10 Floating Moon

Susumu Yokota & Rothko - Distant Sounds of Summer

If this album doesn’t melt your soul then nothing will. This collaboration with avant rock pioneers Rothko is certainly Yokota’s most accessible album to date. It’s mixture of the sublime voice of Caroline Ross with loping beats, resonant bass and wide open spaces creates an epic widescreen tour de force that oozes quality and beauty.

Sometimes the deep twanging tones sound like a deep sea Ry Cooder soundtrack whilst the pure and fragile tones of the voice suggest an elegiac English folk sensibility. Other times the broken beats and world music ambience collide to form a supernatural kind of funk reminiscent of Mad Lib. And yet never is there a sense of disparity or confusion. At all times Yokota’s masterful production coheres the music into a tangible whole that makes one feel completely enveloped and lost in a wonderful world of sound.