Future Listening!

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Future Listening!
Towa Tei Future Listening.jpg
Studio album by Towa Tei
Released April 25, 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Shibuya-kei, trip hop, electronica
Label Elektra
Producer Al Gomez Tarrega
Towa Tei chronology
Future Listening!
Sound Museum
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Want to Relax, Please!" (Tei)
  2. "Technova (La em Copacabana)" (Gilberto, Tei)
  3. "Batucada" (Fujii, Gilberto, Tei, Valle)
  4. "Luv Connection" (Cardwell, Tei)
  5. "Meditation!" (Diggs, Tei)
  6. "Raga Musgo" (Tei)
  7. "Son of Bambi (Walk Tuff)" (Geary, Mori, Tei)
  8. "La Douce Vie (Amai Seikatsu)" (Konishi, Nokko, Tei)
  9. "Obrigado" (Lindsay, Tei)
  10. "Dubnova (Part 1 & 2)" (Gilberto, Tei)
Later samples


  1. ^ a b 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.