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ARTIST
TITLE
Magic Thread
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
BAY 011CD BAY 011CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/20/2000

"Though probably better known for his funked-up techno and house (and jazz, disco, drum & bass, etc), Susumu Yokota received fulsome praise for the Image 1983-1998 album released by The Leaf Label in1999. Magic Thread was actually released in Japan before Image, in a limited edition of just 500 copies on CD -- the very first release on Yokota's own Skintone label. Magic Thread has a more electronic feel to it than Image, but is still possessed of the plaintive melodies and haunting minimalist dynamics that made Image such an unexpected treat. After Ken Ishii, Yokota was the first Japanese techno artist to release music in Europe. Since then he has enjoyed a prolific career as both a DJ and recording artist, working under a host of pseudonyms, including 246, Ringo, Prism and Stevia. With his star currently very much in the ascendant in his native Japan and continental Europe, Yokota has begun to make an impression in the UK with his two most recent albums on Sublime, 1998 and 1999.