July 29, 2016

Satoshi Ashikawa - Still Way, 1982

The only available recordings from Satoshi Ashikawa, who passed away shortly after making this record. This was the second in a three record series called Wave Notation, which also included Hiroshi Yoshimura's Music for Nine Postcards and a collection of Erik Satie songs played by Satsuki Shibano--fittingly, fans of Yoshimura and Satie will find a lot to love here. Perfectly bare bones minimalism--just harp, piano, flute, and vibraphone. Crystalline, pastoral, picnic-ready. Midori Takada on both harp and vibraphone. Long out of print.

1 comment:

  1. i heard this artist on your recent NTS mix, so nice... thanks for sharing the mix and now the full album!