#4 Ambiant Otaku – Tetsu Inoue

The album kicks off with Karmic Light, a track with a distinct 70’s or early 90’s feel.  Lots of analog synth arpeggios.  Everything starts very minimally with little melody.  It wasn’t until about 7:35 into Low of Vibration that I could hear any sort of melodic content.  All of it reminds me very much of Autechre, The Future Sound of London, and The Orb (all favorites of mine).  Ambiant Otaku has some very interesting dissonance.  The lack of a rigidly defined downbeat creates a disorienting sensation.  It reminds me strongly of Brian Eno’s Ambient 4.  Holy Dance was a standout track on the album.  I really enjoyed the floating feel and ancient voices in the beginning.

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