Hiroshi Yoshimura “Air in Resort”

Hiroshi Yoshimura “Air in Resort”

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Air in Resort
Shiseido (Japan) 1984
SSD-1206 (LP) White vinyl. w/plastic outer sleeve, insert.
sleeve : VG+(SPSE: cracks on top right's corner and bottom. color-faded.)
media : EX-/EX-(some light surface noises.)

This was introduced in the guidebook "OBSCURE SOUND REVISED EDITION". This album was released in 1984 by the late Hiroshi Yoshimura, who was active in various fields as one of Japan's leading environmental musicians, and sadly passed away in 2003. The A-side, titled "Forest Side," is a minimalist synthesizer melody with very few notes, topped with the chirping of birds, making you feel as if you were lying in the shade of a cool forest. The B-side, titled "Sea Side," is just as its name suggests, with the sound of waves gently ebbing and flowing and the cries of seagulls. All of the tracks are quiet ambient music that is as close as possible to the natural environment, which is typical of Yoshimura. Because the record was a novelty for a cosmetics company, the surface of the record was sprayed with perfume (still smell it), and most of the existing used copies have some background noise.

A1: 森の夜明け
A2: 小川にそって
B1: きらめく海
B2: カモメの水平線

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