Thursday, December 6, 2007

DJ KRUSH and TOSHINORI KONDO - KI-OKU (1998)


KRUSHING BEATS AND SAXOPHONE WASHING. AAARGHHH...
ARTIST`````````````DJ KRUSH & TOSHINORI KONDO
ALBUM`````````````KI-OKU

GENRE`````````````TRIP-HOP/DOWNBEAT
YEAR```````````````1998

MY VIEW:
My favourite Krush album and dare I say - his greatest. I consider this to be one of the best and most intimate albums in the entire trip-hop genre (which I generaly disrespect). This is pure instrumental krushingness from Japan's most respected trip-hop duo.

Pure pleasure and a must have.





ALBUM REVIEW

Anyone who remembers trumpeter Toshinori Kondo's work with such thorny avant-gardists as John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, and Peter Brotzmann's Die Like a Dog Quartet may be a bit taken aback by the extreme accessibility of his collaboration with pioneering turntablist DJ Krush. Much of the music on Ki-OkuKondo's muted trumpet line on "Mu-Getsu" sounds an awful lot like something Chris Botti would play, while the duo's instrumental take on the Bob Marley classic "Sun Is Shining" comes off just a little bit muzak-y. On the other hand, "Ki-Gen" and "Ko-Ku" both find Kondo using synthesized treatments in a way that evokes Jon Hassell's work with Brian Eno, while on the latter DJ Krush layers slightly menacing keyboard washes beneath Kondo's unassuming trumpet lines. This is one of those albums that reveals more with repeated listens; if it sounds too easy at first, listen again -- there's lots of interesting stuff going on beneath what sometimes sounds like a merely pleasant surface.

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6 comments:

Toonzi said...

this is a dope krush collabo. thanks!

Anonymous said...

althoug i love this album, i won't dare to say this is the best Krush album, for the duo working together it is, because is the only one, but the truly essence of krush you can find it in his "kakusei" album, so dark it is....

Andrew said...

Dudee I love this blog lol. thx for the many albun downloads

Panda Stuffer said...

Tnx Andrew:))

Enjoy!

overdrive tOm said...

Thank you, I have found, that I have unique collection of heaps of music, when I have forgotten to take my external disk and need to download again whatever I want to just listen. This DJ KRUS an TOSHINORI KONDO is one of my rainy-day-best...

so downloading and sending kiss, whoever you are [overdrive23 as user on last.fm]

Anonymous said...

Repost pleazzze!!

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