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ARTIST
TITLE
Hope That Lines Don't Cross
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SUBSF 001CD SUBSF 001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/21/2001

"His debut focuses on a mixture of well crafted IDM and minimal movements, equipped with clicks, pops and scratches. Hope That Lines Don't Cross fits in alongside Tomas Jirku's Immaterial [SUBSF02]; both artists create beats with a heavy dub influence and play with field recordings. Akiyama fuses these with recordings of things like broken conversations, drones and church bells. The disc starts out with easy going, minimal IDM that makes for gentle listening, with a few more challenging moments. Other tracks could hold their ground with the biggest names in minimal techno. The Height of the Matter is reminiscent of Francisco Lopez, blending powerful environmental soundscapes with a very solid minimal beat introduced 2 minutes into the piece. Having come from a jazz background, Akiyama has an excellent sense of rhythm and melody and a fantastic knack for creating memorable music. Hope That Lines Don't Cross runs for 60 minutes and is broken up into 10 different tracks. Some of the pieces are so heavily built around pop aesthetics that you could easily get away with referring to them as songs."