Takeo Toyama – Hello 88 | Karaoke Kalk CD 19 / LP 28


Takeo Toyama


Hello 88




Kalk CD 19
Kalk LP 28

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the first impression of takeo toyama’s music on his album “hello 88” is playful, colourful, cheerful. a bit like the illustrations by jungo terade on the cover showing a manikin in a kind of sailor suit and a cute little bird. but just as you start wondering, after looking at the pictures a bit longer, if they couldn’t be part of a very sad story indeed, a feeling of melancholy sneaks in now and then whilst listening to the tracks. Thus, takeo toyama’s music alternates bet- ween funny little creaking sounds and atmospheric flute and violin arrangements, making “hello 88” a very narrative piece of music with a lot of highlights. sometimes even vocals are added, as in “hello birds”, which reminds one of the pop of the beach boys.
“hello 88” has been out in japan on the label japan overseas and is now being released under licence by karaoke kalk including the as yet unpublished track “lithium”.


01. Hello Porno 02. Hello Tunes 03. Hello Bricks 04. Hello Friends 05. Yawn 06. Hello Kettle 07. Hello Nancy 08. Hello Years 09. Lumbago 10. Hello Birds 11. Dance 12. Lithium


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