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flag Japan - Full Moon 120 - 07/11/06

Susmu Yokota
Wonder Waltz
Lo Recordings

Susumu Yokota's new record is an exercise in calm beats and ethereal vocals. The DJ and composer makes superbly chilled down tempo music.

"My Energy" has vocals coos and laidback beats that creates a stillness that's very appealing. The galloping "Pegasus 150" mimics the sound of horse hooves and a wailing voice appears. "Strma a Uzka" is a collaboration with Czech diva Iva Bittova that's beguiling to hear. The unique voice is set against a complex backing.

"Eternity is the beginning of the end" is a lengthy opus that has the title repeated suggestively. Wonder Waltz is a wonder to hear.

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