Captivating collages of found sounds, field recordings, electronic ambience and piano. At times soothing, at times unnerving, these quiet and spellbinding moments are truly special and unique.
Shuta Hiraki returns with these cinematic musical collages created mainly with old LP records left by his mother in the warehouse, mixing her own recordings of old upright detuned piano from the Nagasaki Sound Bath Museum with field recordings recorded on cassette.
Perfect amalgam between classical music, traditional Japanese music where flute and piano builds a great bridge to an enigmatic paradise that sometimes darkens and then shines again.
A brilliant treasure for lovers of the sound of tragedy.
“For what be buried in oblivion.”
released February 28, 2020
Written & Recorded By Shuta Hiraki
Mastered by Lee Yi at Rottenman Studios
Photographys & Collages by Meneh Peh
Design by Rottenman Editions
supported by 31 fans who also own “Voicing In Oblivion”
Who would have imagined Federico Durand as an appearance here (Third Dream)? The collaboration is enchanting.
Federico has a way with abstract but deceptively simple, nearly melodic single note patterns. That combined with Stephan’s multilayered drones…it just works at every level. Richard Erickson
supported by 29 fans who also own “Voicing In Oblivion”
So interesting that Callahan's lyrics + Chauveau's vocal strongly resembles David Sylvian's style. I knew of Mathieu & Sylvian's collaboration but wasn't aware of this release and from the get go I am very pleased. How did I miss this? Especially considering I listened to Chauveau a lot in the early 00s. Wonders never cease. This album is wonderful. Anthony Childs