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.


2 comments:

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

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  2. Found this and your site via the Visible Cloaks article on Ableton.com. Incredible pieces. And I'm really enjoying your selections throughout the whole site. Thank you very much!

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