by pierre on 2019-2-22
a compilation of ambient japanese works that were all released on the newsic label (including motohiko hamase, ryoji ikeda, the dudes from dumb type and masahiro sugaya). most of the tracks are pretty incredible, ranging from 80s hazy jazz with only hints of hi-hats in guise of full drum patterns (safety room), steve-reich-inspired mallets and marimba pieces (woods from the sea), and the good old pads-only ambient track (sealed).