Kakusei (album)

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Kakusei
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Studio album by DJ Krush
Released September 9, 1998 (1998-09-09) (Japan)[1]
September 21, 1999 (1999-09-21) (Overseas)[2]
Genre Hip hop, trip hop
Length 69:12
Label Sony Music Entertainment Japan, RED Ink Records
Producer DJ Krush
DJ Krush chronology
Holonic-The Self Megamix
(1997)Holonic-The Self Megamix1997
Kakusei
(1998)
Zen
(2001)Zen2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
JazzTimes unfavorable[3]
The Stranger favorable[4]

Kakusei (覚醒, Kakusei) is a 1998 studio album by Japanese hip hop producer DJ Krush. It peaked at number 95 on the Oricon Albums Chart.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Ned Raggett of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it "another invigorating, moody, and powerful release."[2] Dave Segal of The Stranger said, "Krush certainly isn't the first producer to apply minimalism to hiphop, but unlike nearly every other work in the art form, Kakusei seems to exist in a hermetic world, a stark temple of funk."[4]

In 2014, it was listed by Metro Weekly as one of the "20 Great Stoner Albums".[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 1:03
2. "Escapee" (featuring A.S.A.) 3:50
3. "Parallel Distortion" (featuring DJ Sak) 3:26
4. "Inorganizm" (featuring DJ Kensei and DJ Hide) 6:38
5. "Deltaforest" (featuring Jun Sawada) 5:15
6. "Crimson" 2:33
7. "The Dawn" (featuring Shawn J. Period) 5:16
8. "Interlude" 2:08
9. "85 Loop" 4:58
10. "Rust" (featuring KK) 3:14
11. "1200" (featuring Hideo) 5:16
12. "Krushed Wall" (featuring Rhythm Troops) 5:02
13. "The Kinetics" (featuring Mista Sinista) 3:15
14. "Final Home" 4:37
15. "No More" (featuring DJ Yas and DJ Hazu) 6:10
16. "Outro" 1:47
17. "Final Home (Vocal Version)" (featuring Esthero) 4:44

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[5] 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ディスコグラフィ | Sony Music". Sony Music Entertainment (Japan). Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Raggett, Ned. "Kakusei - DJ Krush". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ Terrell, Tom (December 1, 1999). "DJ Krush: Kakusei". JazzTimes. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Segal, Dave (June 14, 2009). "DJ Krush's Kakusei: Hiphop Goes Macrobiotic". The Stranger. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "DJ Krush". Oricon. Archived from the original on July 25, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ Gerald, Chris (February 2, 2014). "20 Great Stoner Albums". Metro Weekly. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 

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