Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ayuo - Izutsu (2000)


Genre: Experimental/Folk
Released: 2000
Region: Tokyo, Japan
Label: Tzadik
Catalog #: TZ7227
Format: CD

tracklist
01. Taiyo
02. Ama No Umi
03. Lament
04. Izutsu 1
05. Izutsu 2
06. Izutsu 3
07. Izutsu 4
08. Izutsu 5
09. Izutsu 6
10. Izutsu 7
11. Izutsu 8
12. Izutsu 9
13. Izutsu 10
14. Izutsu 11
15. Izutsu 12

Bought this not knowing what I'd expect, got an eerie and beautiful experimental japanesey(with added middle-eastern flavor) folk album. Very minimalist, rarely more than 3 instruments being played at once(from what I can hear) and they're played in methodical, progressive, emotionally expressive ways. Fantastic background reflection music.

Bought from Amoeba Music.

2 comments:

  1. i'm rarely very excited about albums that Tzadik has put out, but i'll give this one a chance; from your description it sounds really cool.

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  2. Well, there's always the sample links I put in all the tracklists I post, if you're reluctant to DL! I'm not a big Tzadik listener either, but I enjoyed this release.

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