Radical Fashion: Odori (2006) Radical Fashion is the oddly unspaced pseudonym of Japanese producer and pianist Hirohito Ihara, who came up with possibly one of Hefty’s strongest album to date. Hefty have always been willing to slip and slide through genres, but Odori is truly unexpected; a record of careful digital manipulation, field recordings and piano rather than your usual beat-laden fare. It’s no bad thing either that the label chose this direction, and Ihara came up with an endearing stylistic mix, somewhere between the glacial minimalism of 12k or Raster Noton and the lush melodics of fellow Japanese musicians Nobukazu Takemura, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Susumu Yokota. Odori is a piano album that’s not afraid to do things a little differently, and is all the better for it.
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