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Hiroshi Yoshimura
Soundscape 1: Surround

Temporal Drift

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Originally released as an album in January 1986, "Surround" was recorded by Yoshimura as a commission from home builder Misawa Homes, intended to function as an “amenity” designed to enhance the company’s newly built living spaces.

In his original notes for the album, Yoshimura recommends that "Surround" be placed in the same family of sounds “as the vibration of footsteps, the hum of an air conditioner, or the clanging of a spoon inside a coffee cup.” And, as he suggests, “with the addition of city noise from outside the window,” you may hear "Surround" in a completely new way.

A pioneer in the field of environmental music, Yoshimura’s previous works included "Music For Nine Post Cards" (1982), originally produced to be played back inside a museum space, and designing sound environments for public spaces and subway systems. Surround was recorded almost concurrently with the acclaimed and popular "GREEN" (1986); the two albums are described by Hiroyoshi Shiokawa in his liner notes as being Yoshimura’s yin and yang. — (via Bandcamp)

Produced in full cooperation with Hiroshi Yoshimura’s estate, with new liner notes by original album producer Hiroyoshi Shiokawa.

Label: Temporal Drift
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Country: US
Reissued: Oct 6, 2023 / Original Release: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

File under: Ambient