1LP Edition Release Date: 23/2/2018 Label: Studio Mule
Reissue of one of the best and most complex Japanese jazz fusion albums, 1987’s Breeze by Hiroyuki Namba, Eiji Kawamura, and Toshiro Imaizumi’s band Atlas. The album opens with the soothing sounds of ocean waves that turn into the melancholic fusion number that is “mediterranean breeze,” setting the balearic mood for the whole album. Simpatia is an album highlight with a euphoric feel that could be Tokyo’s answer to the sounds of ibiza―an obscure japanese gem. After Brunch With You is a sunny samba fusion with a playful, bright piano melody, followed by Summer Breeze, an electric fusion jam that sound like Holger Czukay could have wrote it. Breezy mellow tune Never Come into your Eyes reminds you of the sentimental feeling one gets around the time summer’s about to be over. Another album highlight, Indige, is one ofJapan’s most unique dance tracks of the time, an electric disco stomper that sound like it could’ve been produced by Todd Terje. Breeze for Siesta features Toshiro Imaizumi’s beautiful piano paying, a relaxing song that wouldn’t sound out of place on ECM. Love Beach blends prog influences with fusion in a way only Hiroyuki namba can. The album ends with Madrigl, a magical song with dramatic and melancholic moments, full of quintessentially Japanese sense of beauty.
A1 Mediterranean Breeze 5:25
A2 Simpatia 4:39
A3 After Brunch With You 3:47
A4 Summer Breeze 4:13
A5 Never Come Into Your Eyes 4:44
B1 Indigé 4:38
B2 Breeze For Siesta 5:28
B3 Walkin' Around In Summer Sand 3:19
B4 Love Beach 4:18
B5 Madrigl 5:33
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