Hiroshi Yoshimura ‎– Music For Nine Post Cards
Hiroshi Yoshimura ‎– Music For Nine Post Cards

Hiroshi Yoshimura ‎– Music For Nine Post Cards

Regular price £28.00 Sale

Label: Empire of Signs ‎– EOS01LP
Series: Wave Notation – 1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress
Country: USA & Europe
Released: 17 Nov 2017
Genre: Electronic, Classical, Stage & Screen
Style: Experimental, Minimal, Ambient

The hopelessly unobtainable granddaddy LP of Japanese minimal ambience from late composer Hiroshi Yoshimura repressed for all!  A masterpiece.. (NM/NM)

Thanks to the YouTube algorithm and the unprecedented surge in interest in this particular pocket of ambient music over the last 7-8 years, Hiroshi Yoshimura has gone from tragically overlooked cult artist to somewhat of a household name.  Recorded at home on a minimal set up of keyboard and Fender Rhodes, Music For Nine Postcards is Yoshimura’s first commercially available release, having had experience working on musical commissions for perfume companies, train-station sound design and fashion runway scores.  Translating this experience, along with heavy influence from Satie’s ‘Furniture Music’ principles, the late producer set out to establish his own ‘Environmental Music’, where the music filters into the pattern of everyday life, creating a dialogue between space and sound and altering the listeners general perception.  Each of the nine pieces exist in their own state of tranquil serenity, carefully constructed with a sense of snowflake fragility, highly removed and providing an escape from the hi-octane pace of 80’s Tokyo urban life.  It’s the sort of music that has the power to attach itself to memories and weave itself into the fabric of daily experience - like watching raindrops gather on the window whilst thinking about nothing in particular… (NM)


A1 Water Copy 6:02
A2 Clouds 5:50
A3 Blink 4:39
A4 Dance PM 6:28
B1 Ice Copy 2:52
B2 Soto Wa Ame 4:30
B3 View From My Window 6:10
B4 Urban Snow 4:41
B5 Dream 5:20