Title: Unsui EP
Catalog #: mtk162
Release Date: 2006/03/05
Japanese artist Sabi, aka Taro Peter Little, has been releasing on Monotonik since the late ’90s, when we were called Mono, and his .MODs under the name of Taro were, heh, almost controversial for being lo-fi and crunchy. Since then, he also released the ‘Four Thousand Years EP’, and has also had tracks and remixes on compilations from Merck, Saag Records, and Hydrogen Dukebox.
Anyhow, ‘Unsui EP’ is a beautifully ambient collection of 4 tracks that Sabi compiled specially for Monotonik release, starting with the street chat and oddly addictive real-life ambience of ‘Right After The Ending’. Next up, ‘Un’ actually strays remarkably close to microhouse, with pitter-pattering percussion and a remarkably addictive groove.
After another neat ambient interlude, things get finished off in style with the similarly robust ‘Sui’, which again, is surprisingly listenable for being so many sharp sounds, and showcases Sabi’s distinctly different style – we certainly hope to hear more of it in the future.
cover by sabi
01 – Right After The Ending
02 – Un
03 – Between Clouds And Water
04 – Sui
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Title: Four Thousand Years EP
Catalog #: mtk088
Release Date: 2002/09/14
With summer slowly sliding into autumn, we figured a little contemplative ambience was in order, and Japanese artist Sabi, who released on Mono a _long_ time back with .MODs under the name of Taro, and has since done excellent work for net.labels like Inpuj.
On this EP, beautiful, puretoned sinewaves mix with sampled ambience from real-life, as “Yello Sand Back” gives us the subtlest drifts of sound ever, “Johdo” iterates in the smallest of ethereal beats, and “Uki 3 2” has what sounds like Japanese street scenes twinned with gorgeous limbo-floating wonder.
A prime candidate for Winamp perma-repeat and curiously womb-like, we suggest you make a Freudian statement to be reckoned with, and download four thousand years of eternity, yours for the toying with, courtesy Sabi.
photo by h0l
01 – Yello Sand Back
02 – Johdo
03 – Uki 3 2
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