Sunday, July 8, 2012

CD Review – Cycle, by Takashi Suzuki

The second proper album by Takashi Suzuki proves that the architect, sculptor, painter, and composer/musician is no one-hit wonder.

Suzuki returns with a collection of synthesized textures that soothe and refresh, providing sonic refuge as well as musical stimulation. The tracks are called episodes, with the only distinction in name being their numerical sequence. This engenders focus on the album as a whole suite of movements rather than a collection of individual tracks. This also prevents any preconceived notions based on titles and centers attention on the music itself.

As a result, Suzuki’s mysterious and mystical compositions captivate and enthrall with their piercing and penetrating vibrations, creating an ethereal experience that provides cathartic release and creative satisfaction.

--Raj Manoharan

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