Boomkat Product Review:
Hiroshi Watanabe has done it this week, this is an awesome release for Kompakt, and could send Kaito into the stratosphere. ‘Awakening’ starts as though someone is dj’ing, the beat is cut in and out and then drops, and you know, you can just tell when a track is huge. The 4/4 builds, the percussion is added, and at exactly the right time the bass comes in, on the kick drum, which makes the track move so well. Added are ethereal strings which float over the track and really fetch the emotion out. Still to mention are the harmonic notes that arrive, giving a trancey feel to the track (we aint talkin Goa here), Carl Craig would be the closest comparison I could find, and it wouldn’t be that accurate as Hiroshi has his own unique touch. The flip holds another gem, ‘Inside River’ a slower, almost Theo Parrish speed groover, lush opening strings combine with the beat, and the oscillating synths to create a dreamlike track to really lose yourself in, extremely warm and deep, and a pleasure to listen to. The break adds a little piano line which disappears when the beat drops back, and the sytnths progress all over the beat, the track builds to another ace crescendo. Yet again another Kompakt Killer!!!!