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ARTIST
TITLE
Hello 88
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KK 019CD KK 019CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/21/2003

"The first impression of Takeo Toyama's music on his album Hello 88 is playful, colourful, cheerful. A bit like the illustrations by Jungo Terade on the cover showing a manikin in a kind of sailor suit and a cute little bird. But just as you start wondering, after looking at the pictures a bit longer, if they couldn't be part of a very sad story indeed, a feeling of melancholy sneaks in now and then whilst listening to the tracks. Thus, Takeo Toyama's music alternates between funny little creaking sounds and atmospheric flute and violin arrangements, making Hello 88 a very narrative piece of music with a lot of highlights. sometimes even vocals are added, as in 'Hello Birds', which reminds one of the pop of the Beach Boys."