10th

With his 10th album, Nobukazu Takemura enjoys veteran status in his community and remains one of the biggest Japanese producers on the international electronic scene.

With his 10th album, Nobukazu Takemura enjoys veteran status in his community and remains one of the biggest Japanese producers on the international electronic scene. The bright sounds and whimsical approach that he is known for are intact, and on this album, for the first time, he uses speech-synthesis software developed for the handicapped as his robot "vocalist" ("Lost Treasure" and "Croon" are the best examples). Also included is a bonus CD-ROM with a promotional video of "Lost Treasure" and a preview of a film, Kobito No Kuni. Both—featuring Takemura's Claymation characters—show how Takemura's talents and happy outlook don't stop at music.—TP