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Virtual Origami


Download links and information about Virtual Origami by Japanese Telecom. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Electronica, Dancefloor, Dance Pop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 37:17 minutes.

Artist: Japanese Telecom
Release date: 2003
Genre: Electronica, Dancefloor, Dance Pop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 37:17
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No. Title Length
1. The Making of Ultraman 3:11
2. Virtual Origami 3:52
3. Beta Capsual 3:34
4. Cigarette Lighter 4:05
5. Enter Mrs. Suzuki 2:56
6. Pagoda of Sin 1:34
7. Virtual Origami 2 3:41
8. Virtual Geisha (She Interacts) 4:31
9. Remote Transmitter 5:57
10. Mounting Yoko 3:56



2001 was definitely a nostalgic year for electro enthusiasts. With artists such as Adult., Miss Kittin & the Hacker and Tiga, taking steps back toward to their technically simplistic roots, one can't help but consider the irony of Stanley Kubrick's hopeful aesthetic in his film 2001 — A Space Odyssey.

Nevertheless, on Virtual Geisha, Detroit's Japanese Telecom (an offshoot of electro kings Drexciya,) eschew all progression in favor of hard, spare beats and crunchy synths for a supreme rendition of the genre from which they take all influence. And as per usual, the (supposed) duo remains totally anonymous on this release. Virtual Geisha is as good as any of the early electro masters (Man Parrish, Mantronix,) as they pay strict attention to melody and lo-fi production, exploring the mysterious sounds of cold machines and evoking the feeling of pre-renaissance, 1980s Detroit.

Tracks like "Virtual Origami" and "Cigarette Lighter" are dance-floor gems, employing the simplest electro formula of Moroder-esque bass, cheap machine drums, a melodic synth line and oddly flecked noises overlaid. It's what makes any song good — a simple rhythm, beat, and melody. Japanese Telecom embraces the most basic studio techniques, leaving behind the whistles and bells and creating a sparse, electronic masterwork.