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Akiho, Andy / No One To Know One
Album:No One To Know One Collection:Jazz
Artist:Akiho, Andy Added:06/2011
Label:Innova Recordings 

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Add Date:2011-06-26 Pull Date:2011-08-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:28 Aug21 Aug14 Aug7 Aug24 Jul17 Jul10 Jul3 Jul

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Album Review
Reviewed 2011-06-19 
ANDY AKIHO: No One to Know One
Innova, 2011

You want something different? Try Andy Akiho, a steel-pan player who defies all labels. This isn’t Caribbean island music, though he’s studied in Trinidad. This is bright, inventive new music in a multitude of hues. Classical? Jazz? Who cares, it’s awesome. Each track has a unique musical palette: strings, vibes, harp all creating textures you’ve never heard before. Akiho also likes to “prepare” his pans, attaching foreign objects to alter the sound. This music is fascinating and alive. You just have to play it.

All excellent! Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10

1. 7:43 – jabbing, darting tune with strings & harp, very quiet middle section
2. 5:11 – amazing spirals! rich and orchestral with vibes, harp, glockenspiel...
3. 6:24 – delicate intro, then (surprise!) a reggae beat; harp & cello soften it
4. 7:28 – dreamy intro, uptempo quartet: pan/cello/bass/drums roll together
5. 4:26 – solo steel pans, walking tempo: melodic patterns interweave
6. 2:35 – trio with bass & drums: sweet and lyrical
7. 7:20 – harrowing, cinematic tension and fear with complex rhythms & layers
8. 4:34 – trio with trumpet & violin: flows briskly with a strange neon glow
9. 6:55 – whoa! fast, sinister clockwork with oblique female vocal, tinkly middle
10. 9:50 – this is a duet?! prepared pan, cello, kick drum, tambourine, loops...

[ Fo ] 06/19/11

Track Listing
1.Hadairo (Beige) 6.Daidai Iro (Orange)
2.Kiiro (Yellow) 7.To Walk Or Run In West Harlem
3.Murasaki (Purple) 8.The Ray's End
4.Aka (Red) 9.No One To Know One
5.Karakurenai (Crimson) 10.21