Hajime Yoshizawa - Music From The Edge Of The UniverseGeneon Records
Hajime is a very busy man. His Sleepwalker project is still causing excitement around the globe with the imminent live shows. He's played piano on a whole host of amazing projects over the last few years and now it's time for his new album. This is an outstanding selection with Brazilian, Latin and of course Soul influences, with the majority of tracks are for clued up dancefloors. It's great to hear the lovely Vanessa Freeman on "Believe Again" and "Sweet Way", Jason Yarde on "Waltz For Jason" and Face on "Keep It Movin" and "Favourite Virtual Kiss" and that's just for starters. Bear in mind the album totals 77 minutes and sixteen tracks. So far Especial Records have released a 4 track sampler on vinyl - let's hope the rest make their way onto vinyl soon.
Simon Harrison, 10/05