Takamasa, Aoki – “RV8” – [Raster-Noton]
Aoki is an Osaka based electronic musician and photographer. This is his first full-length release on Raster-Noton and first release since ’09. An amazing mix of both warm mellow beats and glitchy clicks. Tracks vary from beat driven dance tracks to more melodic idm and crunchy glitch, very reminiscent of Plaid or Boards of Canada. Even though I am not familiar with other works, I can tell that there is a lot more experimental wierdness in his background and I feel like the beats may be a new thing. Either way I appreciate the mix of sounds as I enjoy and appreciate an artist who can do both well. This is excellent.