For the latest release in their ongoing “Esplande Series” focusing on the work of Japanese ambient minimalists, Swiss reissue specialists WRWTFWW have decided to deliver a new edition of Motohiko Hamase’s rather good – but very hard to find – 1988 release “Notes of Forestry”. It remains a remarkable work, sitting somewhere between the fluid and heavenly electronics of new age ambient, the cyclical minimalist movements of Steve Reich, free-jazz and the kind of free-wheeling, loose-limbed works most often associated with experimental percussionists. Hamase is a bass player by trade, and its’ his fast-fingered fretless bass playing that catches the ear throughout (though it by no means dominates the sound space).
Label: We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records
Serie: Esplanade Series – ESPLANADE_03
Cat: WRWTFWW 034
Released: 04 Jun 20