Post Tagged with: "Hakobune"

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 #2 Man Bites Hypnagogue

Elsewhereness revisited is an occasional feature documenting the drift at the margins: ambient gasbagging, tube-lubed, cloud-ed, and bcamped-up, complete with companion mix, Elsewhereness revisited #2 Two reissues on neonate Pre-Echo plus In Summer, a Geographic North tape now d/l-able, top up New-Noise-Romantic Jefre-Cantu Ledesma‘s HQ* (see “Love’s Refrain”‘s Cocteaus vs. chillwave). Lovers of A Year With 13 Moons or any of J-CL’s selected […]

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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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Double Review :: Hakobune (Empiric)

Peerless, supple ambience, mediated over loops sets and tape layers. White and green, leaf grazing leaf. Ambient guitarist Hakobune (Takahiro Yorifuji) calls this brief moment “a memory in three songs.” Each helium inflated track on Vitex Negundo (a common shrub used in folk medicine throughout southern Asia) simply wafts, as each title counsels calm, being here […]

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Hakobune :: Nebulous Sequences (VoxxoV)

What you get with Nebulous Sequences is an upgrade of Hakobune’s accumulated drone knowledge to full Masters level; mastering of another kind, by new ambient every-where-man Ian Hawgood, ensures you feel the benefit of these sustaining sopor-scapes and restorative reveries, ending both relaxed and uplifted. The Drone has been variously analysed over the years, a […]

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Pleq & Hakobune :: 0.0 (Murmur)

 Its four parts are music for a fifth season, when the mind is in an autumnal fugue state in the middle of a bright, rainless summer. Buoyant, radiant, this second collaboration between Polish and Japanese ambient mainstays Pleq and Hakobune (after last year’s Adrift) is matter and light floating in the white holes of its […]

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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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Rainbow Valley/Wind In Willows & Celer/Hakobune :: Double Review (Chemical Tapes)

UK-Spain tape traffickers Chemical Tapes specialize in matters pertaining to psycho-active phenethylamine chemical derivatives, notably psychedelics and/or empathogen-entactogens, audio-mediated via limited edition ambient / drone / synth product. Rob Gibson is the main man, dealing with artists and promotion, while a Spain-based mystery Mister handles design, site maintenance, keeping the tech ticking over. Established in […]

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Release your ears 6.0

A list of some recent, current and forthcoming titles that are piquing our ears lately—it’s our attempt to point you to some notable releases worth investigating regardless of genre. Our staff at igloomag.com continually sifts through a plethora of music in an effort to—at the very least—direct you to some interesting releases we may or may not […]

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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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