Soundscape master Chihei Hatakeyama releases new album 'Afterimage'

Soundscape master Chihei Hatakeyama releases new album 'Afterimage'

Thu Sep 20th

Tokyo's sound artist, mastering engineer and record label founder Chihei Hatakeyama has released his new album 'Afterimage': a record that was composed in inspiration from a photograph that Hatakeyama found in an antique store in Istanbul. A master in creating atmospheric, memory-evoking soundscapes, the album has a deeply soothing and calming effect right from its first tones. 

Listen to the album in full, which is out now via White Paddy Mountain: 

"Between piled piano and over drive electric guitar, when the afterimage of memory disappears, it disappears and runs over the haze. 
A melodic drone sound and an idyllic arpeggio standing up from a chorus modulation like a blurred fog. 
A new piece of guitar ambient was born the impression received from the two women in the photograph." - White Paddy Mountain

Chihei Hatakeyama's performance at Le Guess Who? 2018 is curated by Devendra Banhart. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Art Ensemble of Chicago, Lonnie Holley feat. Nelson Patton, Lucy Railton, Lucrecia Dalt, Circuit des Yeux, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Shintaro Sakamoto, Kadri Gopalnath, and many more. 

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