Looking at a dog when their ears go up and they hear a sound capturing attention. When the noise is recognized or the person entering their space is accepted, the dog’s ears fall and they are at ease. Listening to Chihei Hatakeyama, my ears never went up. Just fell into a relaxed state like a dog at ease. My posture and expressions in repose, fitting how wondrous You're still in it sounds.
Two tracks, one on each side of this close to forty-minute cassette. Chihei
Hatakeyama takes the approach of creating a soothing ambient soundscape ready
to pull your consciousness through and into the astral plane. Drone, yes sure,
you could classify it in that genre, but let us listen closer and describe this
composition with how it plays into your mental being. The tones used are uplifting
and inspiriting. Sparkling light only covered up briefly by passing clouds. The
edges are smoothed over with the gradual movement of sound in a lengthy space.
Time for the mind to submit to the infinite world and forget the small capsule
we so often enclose ourselves in. Divine sounds are all the way through You're
still in it.
Glancing on Constellation Tatsu's bandcamp page, you will see many people
are into this release by Chihei Hatakeyama. I am actually surprised there are
still copies available. Constellation Tatsu offers the best batch deals and
makes all of their releases in quantities with enough to go around. They do
sell out though and You're still in it will be in that state very soon. This is
absolutely pleasing to hear and will be close to your cassette player for a
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