Nobukazu Takemura / 10TH
Album: 10TH   Collection:General
Artist:Nobukazu Takemura   Added:Apr 2003
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-22 Pull Date: 2003-11-24
Week Ending: Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 19 Sep 28
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 17, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Aug 29, 2015)
Mumble, Lost Treasure (4TH Version)
4. Jul 31, 2008: Undrinkably Bad Oddities
2. Sep 28, 2019: Music Casserole
Murmur of the Day
5. Oct 10, 2006: Subcutaneous Phycomycosis
Funny Illustrated Book, Polymorphism
3. Aug 29, 2015: Music Casserole
Mumble, Lost Treasure (4TH Version)
6. Nov 27, 2005: Coronary Heart Disease
Funny Illustrated Book

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-09-23
One of Japan’s finest electronica artists has released yet another strange gem through Tortoise’s label Thrill Jockey. Some tracks are smooth and beat driven while other tracks are quirky experiments in texture. The standout, however, with this album is the weird as shit synth voice that is used all over the album. It’s just weird, somewhere between cracked out 50s musicals and atonal melodies. Why he’s obsessed with the synth voice I don’t know, but sometimes it works and sometimes it distracts from the beauty of the music. Regardless, there are still some great grooves and really interesting experiments here.
For smooth electronica: 9, 1, 2, 16
For more experimental tracks: 15, 12, 6, 13

1. smooth midtempo groove, gets funky. strange synth voice shit
2. loungy groove w/ continuous mellow playful synth voice
3. smooth, then turns into pseudo pop song
4. keyboard plays minimalist rhythms, hypnotic
5. synth voice w/ piano accompaniment, musical style. trippy.
6. glitchy voice samples, uptempo beat comes in. watery.
7. lazy tempo, beautiful smooth background w/ spazzy synth voice.
8. weird and pretty synth noises
9. sentimental piano intro, then smooth beat comes in w/ synth voice
10. xylophones, clarinets, and weird synth voice. quirky.
11. piano intro, then bouncy midtempo beat
12. nice quirky rhythms, chills out w/ pulsing glitchy synth
13. toy like marimba w/ synth voice
14. uptempo, weird melodies over jazz standup bass
15. very interesting, stuttered synth rhythms and synth voice
16. really lazy tempo, kind of dark, mostly smooth, pretty, like tortoise

Track Listing
1. Perch   9. Croon
2. Fallslake   10. The Ring of Spell
3. Wandering   11. Tadasu no Mori
4. Cons (Album Version)   12. Funny Illustrated Book
5. Machine's Dream   13. Astral Beads
6. A Puff of Word   14. Murmur of the Day
7. Lost Treasure (4TH Version)   15. Polymorphism
8. Mumble   16. At Lake Yogo