Re-issued again. with new liner notes. A wonderful. rare record wrapped in a mysterious yet playful ambiance. Or maybe it s just the impression that the Japanese language often gives me. Suiren is an odd jazz-fusion-wave tune that sounds like its boiling. waiting to burst but somehow manages to stay in control. Like the nervous tick of a leg fidgeting under the table of a restaurant on a first date. Yasuaki Shimizu is a Japanese composer. producer and saxophone player born in 1954. He worked with Ryuchi Sakimoto on certain arrangements. with the South Korean artist Nam June Paik on art+sound installation pieces and even DJ Towa Tei (of Deee-Lite fame). Suiren was released in 1981 and is the opening title on the sought-after Kakashi album and is my personal favorite on this overall brilliant record. It weaves behind new wave. jazz. fusion. ambient and experimental music.