Symbol (album)

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Symbol
Susumu Yokota Symbol.jpg
Studio album by Susumu Yokota
Released July 19, 2005 (2005-07-19)
Genre Electronic
Length 45:26
Label Lo
Susumu Yokota chronology
Baroque
(2004)Baroque2004
'''Symbol'''
(2005)
Wonder Waltz
(2006)Wonder Waltz2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(7.7/10)[2]
PopMatters(6/10)[3]
Stylus Magazine(A-)[4]
Tiny Mix Tapes3.5/5 stars[5]

Symbol is a studio album by Japanese electronica artist Susumu Yokota, released in 2005. This album is distinctive from others in his discography by being primarily composed of samples from classical orchestral pieces, such as Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals, as well as more modern compositions by John Cage and Meredith Monk.[6] The cover art is a detail from the 1896 painting Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Long Long Silk Bridge"Cage, Yokota3:00
2."Purple Rose Minuet"Cage, Yokota3:34
3."Traveler in the Wonderland"Yokota4:20
4."Song of the Sleeping Forest"Monk, Yokota4:16
5."The Plateau Which the Zephyr of Flora Occupies"Yokota2:25
6."Fairy Dance of Twinkle and Shadow"Yokota4:17
7."Flaming Love and Destiny"Monk, Yokota4:54
8."The Dying Black Swan"Monk, Yokota2:21
9."Blue Sky and Yellow Sunflower"Yokota3:56
10."Capriccio and the Innovative Composer"Yokota2:23
11."I Close the Door Upon Myself"Addinsell, Yokota2:24
12."Symbol of Life, Love, Aesthetics"Yokota3:53
13."Music from the Lake Surface"Cage, Yokota3:12

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