Post Tagged with: "Chihei Hatakeyama"

Elsewhereness Revisited #5 selected ambient twerks

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #5. Now near-veterans with a back catalog on Infraction, Own, Barge and Students of Decay after s/t EP (Highpoint Lowlife, 2007), Pausal stop off at Dronarivm. A Touched Music request to perform in Pembrokeshire prompted the New Forest’s […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #4 appetite for distraction

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camp-ed up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #4.  Gailes is Benoît Pioulard, late-period ambient mode engaged (cf. Sonnet, Stanza, Thine), and long-time student of decay, sustain & release, Rafael Anton Irisarri—guitar-y, synth-y, studio savvy. Previous dronership, solo and duo (Orcas), doesn’t quite […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #3 :: Party Like It’s 1991

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, ’tube-d, ’cloud-ed, and ’camped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #3 1991 made waves in 2012 with High-Tech High-Life (Opal Tapes)—chewy New Age synth ‘n’ soundscapes laced with arpeggiating timbres and shimmering drones, and self-titled (Astro:Dynamics)–IDM-y sounds shot through with post-ambient forms and off-kilter melodies, while his Skogen, Flickan Och […]

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Elsewhereness revisited #1 Ramblings of a AMB-man

Elsewhereness Revisited is a new feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambientological meanderings, random bc-combing, cloud-watching, tube-findings, and a companion mix. Vol. #1: Ramblings of a AMB-man. First, Own Records, once a haunt for lovers of SotL, Basinski, Celer, et al., which after something of a snooze wakes with er… wake from hitherto unknown, kj. NY-based […]

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3View :: Hakobune & Dirk Serries, Chihei Hatakeyama and Chihei Hatakeyama & Dirk Serries

Creeping up from noisy roots to a remarkable, idiosyncratic and gentle, clinging ambient ivy. As Vidna Obmana (“optical illusion” in Serbo-Croatian), Belgian mega-artist Dirk Serries released nearly seventy albums of original material, creeping up from noisy roots to a remarkable, idiosyncratic and gentle, clinging ambient ivy, between the mid-eighties and the mid-2000s. Often mentioned in […]

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Chihei Hatakeyama & Federico Durand :: Magical Imaginary Child (White Paddy Mountain)

Equipped with only cassette player and guitar, respectively, the duo first lay low, moving unmarked through a sunken lane in the landscape, shoulder-high, green embankments veined with knotty roots, worn by the erosion of rolling tape hiss. Then they took flight. While visiting Japan, Argentina’s Federico Durand spent some time with Chihei Hatakeyama. Equipped with only cassette player and guitar, respectively, […]

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Chihei Hatakeyama :: Moon Light Reflecting Over Mountains (Room40)

Throughout, subtle inflictions add a new dimension—more than mere musically mediated scene capture; beyond setting, more of a story told in the tracks, Moon Light Reflecting Over Mountains is not just about the eponymous moon light, but the viewer and some emotive state s/he may be navigating. Which ambient guitarist do you go to when you choose […]

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ALAN LOCKETT :: Slings the Wooze Anew mix

Revisiting the sound and vision of Slings The Wooze, Igloo’s Alan Lockett, aka Mist-maxer albient, Slings the Wooze Anew with more than a score of exponents of blurred ambience, FX-drenched drone and electronic aethers new, renewed, and re-viewed, strung into wondrous wooze—all but opening keynote throwback-bite fresh from this year and last. Artists: 36, Alva Noto, Benoît […]

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3View :: Chihei Hatakeyama

Since 2006, Chihei Hatakeyama has delivered album after album of thoughtful, exquisitely crafted ambient music, a series of mirages that, although inspired by what he really sees, really only flourish in the mind. Chihei Hatakeyama :: Alone by the Sea (White Paddy Mountain) Chihei Hatakeyama is Alone by the Sea on his first physical release […]

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V/A :: Fogbound (Somehow)

A few clicks before reaching the one-hundredth release mark on the tote board, the label presented a showcase compilation and postcard set called Fogbound. The small, not-for-profit English label Somehow Recordings is a small wonder. First and foremost, of course, I wonder how it manages to remain defiantly not-for-profit since 2010 and still maintain a heavy […]

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Five questions for Hibernate

Based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, Hibernate is a micro-independent label “inspired by the unpredictable, momentary and quiet solitary beauty of the Pennine Moors.” Jonathan steps away to respond to igloomag.com’s Five questions. Igloo :: When did Hibernate start up and what was your inspiration? Hibernate (Jonathan) :: Inspired by the unpredictable, momentary and quiet solitary […]

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V/A :: Air Texture Volume I (Air Texture)

Separately, two engulfing, flowing narratives. Perhaps Thomas’ is a shade darker, a bit nautical, while van Wey swoops over dry land through partly-cloudy skies. Presented together, Air Texture‘s tandem format provides the opportunity to compare the arrangement preferences of two distinct minds, but without any kind of crossover, overlap or explicit connection, only makes perfectly […]

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