Infobox Album |
Name = beautiful.

Type = Album
Artist = Fantastic Plastic Machine
Released = January 17 2001
Recorded = 1999, 2000
Genre = House/Disco
Length = 64:26
Label = JP: avex trax
US/EU: Emperor Norton
Producer = Masayuki Kumahara
Reviews =
* Discogs Rating|3|5 [ link]
* VH1 Rating|3.5|5 [ link]
* Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [ link]
* Pitchfork Media (8.1) [ link]
Last album = "Luxury"
This album = "beautiful."
Next album = "Contact"
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = album

Lower caption = US and Europe album cover

"beautiful." is the third album from Fantastic Plastic Machine. It is the follow-up to "Luxury", as well as the first album after moving from Readymade Records to avex trax. "beautiful." is generally regarded as one of his most critical works, signaling a maturation from his previous Shibuya-kei style to a rich blend of house music and '70s Philly soul. The album took eight months to produce, taking Tanaka to such places as the legendary Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia and New York City's Quad Studios. While at Quad Studios, Tanaka recorded songs with Hirth Martinez and jazz singer Bob Dorough.

Track listing

# "I Am Beautiful"
# "Beautiful Days"
# "Paragon"
# "Love Is Psychedelic"
# "On a Chair"
# "Whistle Song"
# "One Minute of Love"
# "Todos Os Desejos"
# "I'm Still a Simple Man"
# "Black Dada"
# "God Save the Mona Lisa"
# "Beautiful Days (Reprise)"
# "Take Me to the Disco (Malibu Mix)"*

*Bonus track on the U.S. and European releases


The Japanese cover of the album was replaced in the U.S. and Europe with a different cover. The front cover depicts a maze in the shape of a butterfly, while the back cover shows a maze in the shape of a picture of Tanaka himself.

A shortened version of "Beautiful Days" later appeared in Konami's Bemani game beatmania IIDX 6th style.

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