Last Century Modern

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Last Century Modern
Towa Tei Last Century Modern.jpg
Studio album by Towa Tei
Released 12 May 2000
Recorded 2000
Genre Trip hop, shibuya-kei, electronica
Label Elektra
Producer Towa Tei
Towa Tei chronology
Sweet Robots Against the Machine
Last Century Modern
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10) links

Last Century Modern is the fourth solo album from Japanese electronic musician Towa Tei. It is Tei's third album to be released in English-speaking markets, as his previous album Sweet Robots Against the Machine was issued in Japan only.

The album is more electronic-based than his previous releases, featuring house and drum and bass, and includes collaborations with a variety of artists, including French R&B duo Les Nubians, French singer Louis Philippe, classical string quartet the Balanescu Quartet, Japanese female singers UA and Chara, ex-YMO members Yukihiro Takahashi, Haruomi Hosono, Hiroshi Takano and Ayumi Tanabe.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Last Century Modern" (Tei)
  2. "A Ring" (Tei)featuring Ayumi Tanabe
  3. "Angel" (Tei)featuring Ayumi Tanabe
  4. "Butterfly" (Tei)
  5. "CHATR" (Tei)
  6. "Stretch Building Bamboo" (Tei)
  7. "Congratulations!" (Harris, Lewis, Tei)
  8. "Funkin' for Jamaica" (Browne, Smith)
  9. "Let Me Know" (Chara, Tei)
  10. "LCM" (Tei)
  11. "Butterfly" (Cornelius Mix)
  12. "Let Me Know" (Mighty Bop Remix)