Ki-Oku

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Ki-Oku
記憶
Ki-Oku cover.jpg
Studio album by DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo
Released June 14, 1996 (Japan)
January 26, 1998 (Overseas)
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre Jazz, trip hop
Length 56:44
Label Sony Japan, R&S Records
Producer DJ Krush, Toshinori Kondo
DJ Krush chronology
Meiso
(1995)
Ki-Oku
(1996)
MiLight
(1997)
Alternate cover
Japanese album cover
Alternate cover
other countries album cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Ki-Oku (記憶 memory) is a collaboration album between DJ Krush and Toshinori Kondo. Both are experienced musicians in their particular genre, with DJ Krush being one of Japan's most successful DJs, and Toshinori Kondo being a well-respected trumpeter specializing in avant-garde jazz.

The album is set out in a unique way, with ten "proper" tracks and three short interludes (entitled Tobira 1, 2 and 3). The album also features a distinctive cover of Sun Is Shining, which was originally written and performed by Bob Marley.

So far this has been their only collaboration and neither musician has revealed plans for a second album.

Reaction[edit]

The album was generally well received by critics, with Allmusic saying:

In 2015, Fact Magazine ranked the album at 25 on its list of "The 50 Best Trip-Hop Albums of All Time." [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Toh-Sui"
  2. "Tobira-1"
  3. "Mu-Getsu"
  4. "Ha-Doh"
  5. "Sun Is Shining"
  6. "Mu-Chu"
  7. "Tobira-2"
  8. "Fu-Yu"
  9. "Ki-Gen"
  10. "Ko-Ku"
  11. "Shoh-ka"
  12. "Bu-Seki"
  13. "Tobira-3"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ki-Oku at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  2. ^ Twells, John; Fintoni, Laurent (30 July 2015). "The 50 best trip-hop albums of all time". FACT Mag. Retrieved 22 December 2016.