Chihei Hatakeyama is like peridotite in the world of ambient serenity. The heavy for creating the most weightless tranquilities. With a massive amount of material including compact discs, cassettes and vinyl, this is Chihei's second cassette for Constellation Tatsu in the last few years. When the label decided on the mood and feel of the 2018 Spring Batch, Chihei Hatakeyama must have been the clean up batter for the line up.
This composition titled Scene, delivers forty minutes of controlled molecular settling. Four beautiful and ethereal tracks, with all boundaries removed. Even though these sounds warm the heart, in the crevasses of this sonic blanket, there is a sensation of sadness. Extremely difficult to explain how or why this emotion exists, but it is there. The sublime caliber of Hatakeyama's work on Scene, is the gentle brushing of sentiment form distant spirits. Forgotten souls with full lives, now disintegrating memories as time churns forward. These tones hold strength, the knowledge of all who were here before and those to follow. Our moments are precious, and Scene exposes how fragile existence truly is.
As noted above, Chihei Hatakeyama's Scene is part of the Constellation Tatsu Spring Batch. Recorded on clear cassettes and housed in artwork by Robert Hruska. This composition arrived in the middle of May. Many copies and batches have sold already, but both of these are still available. Do not wait....
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