Ashikawa, Satoshi - Still Way (Wave Notation 2)

Ashikawa, Satoshi - Still Way (Wave Notation 2)

Katalog: Musik
EAN: 4260544827037
Bestellnummer: 4482703
Veröffentlichung: 06.09.2019
Set-Inhalt: 1
Verpackung: DigiPak
Format: CD
Genre: Techno/House/Electronica
Label: WRWTFWW Records
Anbieter: WAS Word and Sound
Preiscode: 210
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Reissue von Satoshi Ashikawas japanischem Ambient / Minimalismus / Neo-Klassik-Meisterwerk von 1982.

WRWTFWW Records is honored to announce the much anticipated reissue of Satoshi Ashikawa’s undeniable classic of Japanese environmental/ambient/minimalism, Still Way (Wave Notation 2). The album, available on vinyl (first time since 1982) and digipack CD (with one bonus track), comes with a cover artwork by Hiroshi Yoshimura and liner notes by Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa himself, and Irish producer Gareth Quinn Redmond (whose Still Way-inspired album Laistigh den Ghleo is being released simultaneously on WRWTFWW).

Initially released in 1982 as part of the Wave Notation series*, Still Way is, without a doubt, a seminal Japanese environmental/ambient/minimalism album, often mentioned alongside Midori Takada’s Through Looking Glass and Hiroshi Yoshimura’s Green as one of the genre’s most important pieces.

Like the moment of stillness, after the wind passes through the garden, when the rain stops for a brief second… Notably inspired by Erik Satie’s Furniture Music and Brian Eno’s ambient work, Satoshi Ashikawa aimed to compose music intended to be listened to in a casual manner, as a musical landscape or a sound object…not something that would stimulate listeners but music that should drift like smoke and become part of the environment.

The result is simply phenomenal, subtle minimalism and emotional elegance exquisitely orchestrated by Satoshi Ishikawa and his team consisting of his wife Masami Ashikawa (on flute), Midori Takada (on vibraphone), Yuko Utsumi (on harp), Tomoko Sono (on piano), and Junko Arase (on vibraphone).

In conjunction with Still Way, WRWTFWW is releasing Laistigh den Ghleo, a companion album by Irish ambient/minimalist composer Gareth Quinn Redmond, inspired by Ashikawa’s approach.

*The Wave Notation series also includes Hiroshi Yoshimura’s Music For Nine Postcards album.

01. Prelude 02. Landscape of Wheels 03. Still Park - Ensemble 04. Still Park - Piano Solo 05. Still Sky 06. Image Under The Tree 07. Wrinkle (bonus track)