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ARTIST
TITLE
In The Shadow Of Jupiter
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
RFM 003LP RFM 003LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/5/2017

Lovely release from Chee Shimizu's 17853 Records. In The Shadow Of Jupiter features re-workings of dip in the pool singer and lyricist Miyako Koda, from her first (and quite unknown) solo album Jupiter (1998). Jupiter featured productions from well-known Japanese artists, such as Haruomi Hosono, Yasuaki Shimizu, Towa Tei, and Gonzalez Mikami (Gontiti). In early 2016, the band's producer Tatsuji Kimura planned this new project with Japanese DJ Chee Shimizu. Together they produced this five track mini-album featuring the Amsterdam based Jordan GCZ and Dusseldorf's Wolf Müller. "Io" was created by Yasuaki Shimizu originally. Chee Shimizu makes a floating long edit here with minimal sequences of synthesizer and bird and insects sounds. Jordan Czamanski, aka Jordan GCZ, re-edited "Ndembu" for the second track. He creates an atmospheric soundscape using a previously unreleased version performed by the percussion unit Ochi Brothers. The third track "Butter" was the included original version by Towa Tei, also known as Dee-Lite. A remix of "Sleep In Peace" is the result of an unbelievable group session. The original was created by Haruomi Hosono and Tatsuji Kimura. Here, Jordan Czmanski adds some new synthesizer melodies, Tasuji Kimura plays synthesizer and adds a new line for bass, and Wolf Müller plays his metal bowl percussions. The last track, "A Sea Of Love", is a remix by Chee Shimizu. Shimizu creates layered sound with Miyako Koda's poetry reading and relaxing sea waves. Mastered by Seigen Ono, a top recording engineer in Japan, for sublimated superb sound.