Following the sad news of electronica maverick Susumu Yokota’s passing, Leaf Label and Lo Recordings have joined forces to release ‘My Energy EP’ in honour of the Japanese producer, available now through their Bandcamp page in a ‘pay-what-you-want’ form.
The labels selected six highlights from Yokota’s large catalogue, including material sourced from albums as diverse as ‘Sakura’, ‘Image 1983-1998′ or the more recent ‘Kaleidoscope’. And after listening to these beauties for the first time in quite a long while, the least we can say is his poetry-infused sound collages have lost nothing of their vanguard, peculiar charm.
In accordance with Susumu’s family’s wishes all proceeds from the EP will go to Animal Refuge Kansai.
1. Love Bird (taken from Grinning Cat)
2. Kodomotachi (taken from Sakura)
3. Meltwater (taken from Mother)
4. Your Twinkling Eyes (taken from Kaleidoscope)
5. Morino Gakudan (taken from Image 1983-1998)
6. My Energy (taken from Wonder Waltz)