JUTA TAKAHASHI: Quiet Rain (LR006)
Beautiful, silent and tonal ambient music by analog synthesizers, flavored with Mellotron and acoustic piano.
The sixth album of Juta Takahashi contains following four tunes.
1. Dawn (15'18") [FULL PREVIEW]
A new day silently breaks and is filled with light.
2. Monochrome Sorrow (15'08") [FULL PREVIEW]
3. Quiet Rain (15'12") [FULL PREVIEW]
Gentle rain at night.
4. The Azure Dragon (15'18") [FULL PREVIEW]
The azure dragon flies up sky-high in an evening of springtime.
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Released on June 30, 2009.
Review by Bert Strolenberg at Sonic Immersion:
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.
Its 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 to reflect in.
A highlight is the saddening "Monochrome Sorrow" or the meandering textures and light piano
notes of the title track, although I can imagine some might like to see some more musical progression here and there.
I just wished Juta could just take the next step to smoothen and further valvenize his heartfelt soundscape tapestries (hopefully avoiding getting into the new-age trap), as there's still a certain roughness shimmering through the sound spectrum.
All in all, "Quiet Rain" offers silent ambient music to ease the mind.
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