Dj Krush & Toshinori Kondo - Ki-Oku
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Release Date: Sony 08-08-1996, Apollo 23-03-1999

Recorded: Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Japan & Show-On Studio, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

Ki-Oku (CD Jewelcase) Apollo 

  1. Toh-Sui
  2. Tobira-1
  3. Mu-Getsu
  4. Ha-Doh
  5. Sun Is Shining
  6. Mu-Chu
  7. Tobira-2
  8. Fu-Yu
  9. Ki-Gen
  10. Ko-Ku
  11. Shoh-Ka
  12. Bu-Seki
  13. Tobira-3

 

Ki-Oku (CD Paperpack) Apollo 

  1. Toh-Sui
  2. Tobira-1
  3. Mu-Getsu
  4. Ha-Doh
  5. Sun Is Shining
  6. Mu-Chu
  7. Tobira-2
  8. Fu-Yu
  9. Ki-Gen
  10. Ko-Ku
  11. Shoh-Ka
  12. Bu-Seki
  13. Tobira-3

 

Ki-Oku (CD) Sony (SRCS 8093)

  1. Toh-Sui
  2. Tobira-1
  3. Mu-Getsu
  4. Ha-Doh
  5. Sun Is Shining
  6. Mu-Chu
  7. Tobira-2
  8. Fu-Yu
  9. Ki-Gen
  10. Ko-Ku
  11. Shoh-Ka
  12. Bu-Seki
  13. Tobira-3

 

Ki-Oku (CD) Instinct

  1. Toh-Sui
  2. Tobira-1
  3. Mu-Getsu
  4. Ha-Doh
  5. Sun Is Shining
  6. Mu-Chu
  7. Tobira-2
  8. Fu-Yu
  9. Ki-Gen
  10. Ko-Ku
  11. Shoh-Ka
  12. Bu-Seki
  13. Tobira-3

 

Ki-Oku (2x12")  Apollo 

   A01.  Toh-Sui
   A02.  Tobira-1
   A03.  Mu-Getsu
   B04.  Ha-Doh
   B05.  Sun Is Shining
   C06.  Mu-Chu
   C07.  Tobira-2
   C08.  Fu-Yu
   C09.  Ki-Gen
   D10.  Ko-Ku
   D11.  Shoh-Ka
   D12.  Bu-Seki
   D13.  Tobira-3

 

Ki-Oku (Promo CD) Apollo

  1. Toh-Sui
  2. Tobira-1
  3. Mu-Getsu
  4. Ha-Doh
  5. Sun Is Shining
  6. Mu-Chu
  7. Tobira-2
  8. Fu-Yu
  9. Ki-Gen
  10. Ko-Ku
  11. Shoh-Ka
  12. Bu-Seki
  13. Tobira-3

 

Notes:

Sun is Shining was used as a theme song of Fuji-TV Drema "Terrorist No Parasol".

 

Reviews:

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-Oku flirts with smooth-groove jazz -- Kondo'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. ~ Rick Anderson, All Music Guide