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Naito, Akemi / Mindscape
Album:Mindscape Collection:Classical
Artist:Naito, Akemi Added:Sep 2006
Label:Bridge Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-12-10 Pull Date:2007-02-11 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Feb 11Jan 21Dec 17

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 24, 2009:Music Casserole
Mindscape - Four Poetic Images - Perception
4.Jan 14, 2007:Rorschach's Dance: Pieces to Fall
2.Feb 06, 2007:Mood Swings - early start
Voyage, Mvt. 3, Voyage, Mvt. 2, Voyage, Mvt. 1
5.Dec 15, 2006:Sorta Prime Time Radio
Mindscape - Four Poetic Images - Perception, Mindscape - Four Poetic Images - A Starlight Night, Mindscape - Four Poetic Images - Wind Of Ruin, Mindscape - Four Poetic Images - Pilgrimage
3.Jan 16, 2007:Jena and Gomorrah: Accordions!
6.Dec 14, 2006:beat.net chapter 55.0: cognitive underload
Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Introduction

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-12-13 
New age and eastern-sounding, leans slightly experimental. I don't have much attention span for new-age usually, but this holds up in a
strange way, is interesting. Soft peaceful music, compositionally solid. Tracks 10-25 sound like the background music on Paul Bowles' Baptism of Solitude CD. Track 9 is my fav.

1. Chill marimba solo.
2. Romantic – flute, viola, harp. Nice flutter tongue on the flute.
3. The most boring/trite track? Grown-up Bambi soundtrack.
4. Soft, envelopes you in easy-listening sounds that somehow just aren't quite cheesy.
5. Very chill solo accordion.
6-9. Title piece – most active piece here, with rich instrumentation – played by the Cygnus Ensemble, which KZSU has more recordings of.
*9. Most experimental-sounding, and the best track.
10-25. Droney and cavernous, most tracks with a satsuma biwa (a Japanese plucked string instrument that sounds a little like a sitar
here) and electronic spacey sounds. All these tracks run together.
15 and 18 have female vox.
20, 21, *23. The most interesting biwa tracks. The last 50 seconds of 23 has lots of silence.

Track Listing
1.Memory Of The Woods 13.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Gemini
2.Voyage, Mvt. 1 14.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Cancer
3.Voyage, Mvt. 2 15.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Manyoka 1
4.Voyage, Mvt. 3 16.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Leo
5.Sanctuary 17.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Virgo
6.Mindscape - Four Poetic Images - Pilgrimage 18.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Manyoka 2
7.Mindscape - Four Poetic Images - Wind Of Ruin 19.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Libra
8.Mindscape - Four Poetic Images - A Starlight Night 20.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Scorpio
9.Mindscape - Four Poetic Images - Perception 21.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Sagittarius
10.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Introduction 22.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Capricorn
11.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Aries 23.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Aquarius
12.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Taurus 24.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Manyoka 3
 25.Months - Spaceship For Zodiac - Pisces