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Still Way (Wave Notation 2)

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WRWTFWW Records is honored to announce the much anticipated reissue of Satoshi Ashikawa’s undeniable classic of Japanese environmental/ambient/minimalism, Still Way (Wave Notation 2). The album, available on vinyl (first time since 1982) and digipack CD (with one bonus track), comes with a cover artwork by Hiroshi Yoshimura and liner notes by Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa himself, and Irish producer Gareth Quinn Redmond (whose Still Way-inspired album Laistigh den Ghleo is being released simultaneously on WRWTFWW).

Initially released in 1982 as part of the Wave Notation series*, Still Way is, without a doubt, a seminal Japanese environmental/ambient/minimalism album, often mentioned alongside Midori Takada’s Through Looking Glass and Hiroshi Yoshimura’s Green as one of the genre’s most important pieces.

"Like the moment of stillness, after the wind passes through the garden, when the rain stops for a brief second…" Notably inspired by Erik Satie’s Furniture Music and Brian Eno’s ambient work, Satoshi Ashikawa aimed to compose music "intended to be listened to in a casual manner, as a musical landscape or a sound object…not something that would stimulate listeners but music that should drift like smoke and become part of the environment."

The result is simply phenomenal, subtle minimalism and emotional elegance exquisitely orchestrated by Satoshi Ishikawa and his team consisting of his wife Masami Ashikawa (on flute), Midori Takada (on vibraphone), Yuko Utsumi (on harp), Tomoko Sono (on piano), and Junko Arase (on vibraphone).

In conjunction with Still Way, WRWTFWW is releasing Laistigh den Ghleo, a companion album by Irish ambient/minimalist composer Gareth Quinn Redmond, inspired by Ashikawa’s approach.

- For fans of ambient, experimental, environmental, minimalism, avant-garde, synth, Midori Takada, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yutaka Hirose, Vanity Records, sound sculptures, the wind, rainy afternoons and sunny mornings.


T R A C K L I S T A

01. Prelude
02. Landscape of Wheels
03. Still Park - Ensemble
04. Still Park - Piano Solo
05. Still Sky
06. Image Under The Tree
07. Wrinkle (bonus track)
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SATOSHI ASHIKAWA

Still Way (Wave Notation 2)

CD 47,90
Initially released in 1982 as part of the Wave Notation series, Still Way is, without a doubt, a seminal Japanese environmental / ambient / minimalism album
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Anicca

CD 42,90
DATA PREMIERY: 25/10/2019
48 Godzin
ELEKTRONIKA/TECHNO
ELEKTRONIKA/TECHNO
7 dni