April 29, 2019

Good morning. Today we’re listening to Chihei Hatakeyama, a Japanese ambient producer based in Tokyo. Hatakeyama makes recordings of acoustic instruments like piano and guitar, and then heavily extends and processes them with software. This technique of extracting pure music from instruments produces the feeling that this newsletter is always searching for: an atmosphere of profundity. Here we recommend two recent installments in Hatakeyama’s “Void” series as well as his debut LP from 2006,

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