Japan's SPEEDOMETER come correct with a lush, cinematic take on downtempo with their debut US release, Private. Japanese acts such as DJ Krush, Boom Boom Satellites and Satoshi Tomiie are currently making inroads into what has traditionally been a Euro/American centered form of music, and SPEEDOMETER looks to be next in line. The cinematic musicality of Private will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Western acts such as Zero 7, yet there is no denying the dark, soulful and textured feel that has become the signature of forward thinking Japanese electronic acts.
"Dark, cinematic, oozing with soul...Speedometer prove that DJ Krush and Satoshi Tomiie are not the only artists holding the torch for Japanese electronic music." -- Muzik