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août 29, 2010

Aoki Takamasa – Simply Funk

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Superstrings 76+ brise la glace. Après les débuts timides d’un click n cut étonnamment groovant, le morceau opère un virage modem funk imparable. Les mélodies simples et syncopées rebondissent
sur des rythmiques ciselées à la Alva Noto période Transspray. Complexe et virtuose, c’est pourtant la simplicité paradoxale du morceau qui stimule, désinhibe et surtout émeut.

Et ça tombe bien. Takamasa chante sur See That Girl et offre un slow digital beau à tomber. Ceux qui connaissent déjà l’oeuvre du japonais trouveront une parenté certaine avec une chanson de son
album Simply Funk, Walk On The Ocean. La même sérénité se dégage ici, douceur paradoxale des glitches domptés par des nappes profondes. Par cette love song informatique, Takamasa ramène la
tendresse au centre des bpm.

Enfin, pour célébrer le premier baiser ou aussi faire oublier le râteau tout frais, le EP se clôt sur Dancing Queen. 4/4 d’oscilloscope et mélodie parfaite font lever les bras en l’air. Cette
house laborantine transpire la sensualité et hypnotise par ses nappes minimalistes à la fois âpre et veloutée, ses sound edits discrets et précieux. Le sourire, béat ou/et mélancolique, est sur
toutes les lèvres, tenace.

En s’attaquant au format vinyle, Aoki Takamasa amène avec succès sa musique informatique et humaine sur le dancefloor. La polyvalence de sa musique est indéniable : grand écart parfait entre
dance poétique altruiste et musique éxigeante intimiste. Les plus casaniers seront d’ailleurs eux-aussi ravis de recevoir dans leurs oreilles l’amour que distillent ces 3 titres.

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Origine du Groupe : Japan , Germany

Style : Electro Minimaliste , Electronique , Glitch

Sortie : 2004

Tracklist :

1 – That Melody

2 – Superstrings

3 – M

4 – Walk On The Ocean

5 – Prague I.T.M

6 – Dancing Queen

7 – Protoco. M.T.T

8 – Simply Funk

9 – The Elegant Universe

10 – Monza

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avril 7, 2010

Aoki Takamasa – Fractalized

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Sortie : 2010

Style : Electro , IDM , Ambient

 

Tracklist :

01.Hasymo Rescue (Aoki Takamasa Remix) 04:00
02.Aoki Takamasa Ascari Dry Condition (Self Remix) 05:20
03.Sketch Show Mars (Aoki Takamasa Remix) 04:29
04.Aoki Takamasa Fractalized 04:48
05.Ryuichi Sakamoto War & Peace (Aoki Takamasa Remix) 05:32
06.Aoki Takamasa Loves Bites (Self Remix) 09:36
07.Aoki Takamasa Music For Sweet Room On The Orbit Of The Earth (Self Remix) 11:23
08.Ryuichi Sakamoto Composition 0919 (Aoki Takamasa Remix) 03:51
09.Yoshihiro Hanno RePlatform (Aoki Takamasa Remix) 10:50

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Born 1976 Osaka, presently resident in Berlin, Germany. Since the first album, “SILICOM”, released at the beginning of 2001, Aoki has been reviewing his personal methodology whilst actively creating sounds based mainly on computer/software. Aoki is an energetic artist vigorously expanding the limits of original musical expression. Of late, Aoki has used his own voicings in his work, released an album in collaboration with Tujiko Noriko of Fat Cat Records, challenges for minimal track that uses 4/4 rhythms with op.disc, has recorded a cover of “The Beatles” song “i will” for the BBC radio show “One World”, and has completed a joint-production with a contemporary dancer/image writer of YCAM fame. Although the range of Aoki’s activities indicate further expansion, the presence of Takamasa Aoki’s expression never fluctuates. Aoki enthusiastically pursues an expansive variety of techniques of expression via a broad array of software and hardware. The rhythm and groove created by driving the CPU to the max may seem extreme. However, in a word the respect and the inquiring mind to the root existence of the art expression of music keep flowing incessantly. It will be able to be said that an outstanding artist, Takamasa Aoki creates more attractive music with his style. Aoki’s live musical performances are achieving as high critical acclaim in and outside with as much gravity as he personally places on the indivisibility of his creativity, the quality and intensity of which is yearly evolving. Although there are many artists who use PCs in live performances these days, from beginning to end, the majority seem to rely only on the functional convenience of the computer as opposed to Aoki’s style of pushing his creativity through the computer. “Why I use computer for performance?” or “How to express an image only with computer?” He figures out his performance, and he has been continuing practicing those in his live performances.

text : Kohei Terazono

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