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Black Tokyo (2010)

Artist: Aux 88
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Format: CD
Sku: 218171381
UPC: 827170110922
UPC 14: 00827170110922
Release Date: 12/7/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro (Japanese) ~ AUX 88
2. Groove Theory ~ AUX 88
3. Black Tokyo ~ AUX 88
4. Tokyo Drive ~ AUX 88
5. Stance (Interlude) ~ AUX 88
6. Reel To Real [Club Mix] - (remix) ~ AUX 88
7. Electronic Cinema [Soho Studio Mix] - (remix) ~ AUX 88
8. Electric Underground ~ AUX 88
9. Soul of Black ~ AUX 88
10. Stance ~ AUX 88
11. Dragon Fly ~ AUX 88
12. Kyoto Station ~ AUX 88
13. Smoke Screen ~ AUX 88
14. Winter In Japan [Original Mix] - (remix) ~ AUX 88
15. Tokyo Telacom ~ AUX 88
16. Shadow Dancing ~ AUX 88
17. Black Tokyo [Acapella] ~ AUX 88

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Photographer: Brian Dubois .
Muze PNote The Detroit-based duo of Tommy Hamilton and Keith Tucker have returned with their first full-length CD in several years, and it's simultaneously rooted in their home city's electro/techno legacy and a step forward. They've adopted Japanese pseudonyms (Arashi Hoshino and Shin Muramatsu), the significance of which is unknown, and brought in two Japanese female vocalists, Erika Tsuchiya and Akiko "Ice Truck" Murakat, as a contrast to their own soft voices and the occasional computer chip voice. The music is an ultra-clean brand of Kraftwerk-descended techno, with occasional jarring sounds (a woodblock-ish drum sound on "Black Tokyo" is particularly obtrusive) that never quite disrupt the smooth-riding feel of the music as a whole. The album's most appealing tracks are the entirely instrumental ones; the vocals are frequently annoying, saying nothing -- chanting the title phrase over and over again, for example, or murmuring dance music platitudes like "Now is the time/Feel the rhythm/Free your mind/Free your spirit" ("Stance"). There are a lot of pieces on this long CD that would sound great as components of a DJ set, but despite its Japanophile concept, it doesn't really hold together as an album. ~ Phil Freeman

Producer: Keith Tucker; Tommy Hamilton

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/07/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : PBX 17CD
Music Label Name Label : Puzzlebox
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00827170110922

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Aux 88
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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