Future Listening!

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Future Listening!
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Studio album by Towa Tei
Released April 25, 1995 (1995-04-25)
Recorded 1995
Studio
Genre
Length 52:39
Label
Producer
  • Towa Tei
Towa Tei chronology
Future Listening!
(1995)
Sound Museum
(1997)
Singles from Futute Listening!
  1. "Technova"
    Released: Unknown
  2. "Luv Connection"
    Released: Unknown
  3. "Batucada"
    Released: Unknown

Future Listening! is the debut solo album from Japanese electronic musician Towa Tei.[1] It was Tei's first release after his departure from dance music act Deee-Lite. The album incorporates an array of musical styles, including electronic, bossa nova, trip hop, house, jazz and pop. Produced by Tei, Future Listening! includes collaborations with artists such as Joi Cardwell, Bebel Gilberto, MC Kinky, Hiroshi Takano, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono, Toshihiko Mori, Satoshi Tomiie, Yuichi Oki of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Pizzicato Five vocalist Maki Nomiya.[2]

Both "Luv Connection" (featuring Cardwell on vocals) and "Technova" (remixed by Josh Wink) were top-thirty hits on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1995.[3]

The Electric Sitar part on "Son of Bambi" is an interpolation of Richie Havens' song "Something Else Again", replayed by Hiroshi Takano.

The album has spawned three singles "Technova", "Luv Connection" and "Batucada".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "I Want To Relax, Please!"   4:11
2. "Technova (La Em Copacabana)" 5:46
3. "Batucada"
3:27
4. "Luv Connection" 7:52
5. "Meditation!"
  • Natasha Latasha Diggs
4:44
6. "Raga Musgo"   1:45
7. "Son Of Bambi (Walk Tuff)"
  • Caron Geary
5:53
8. "La Douce Vie (Amai Seikatsu)" 4:21
9. "Obrigado" 3:06
10. "Dubnova (Part 1 & 2)"
  • Gilberto
  • Tei
11:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Future Listening - Towa Tei". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Future Listening - Towa Tei: Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Future Listening - Towa Tei: Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 December 2011.