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    Default Japanese Ambient Muzak

    in the secondhand stores of tokyo and kyoto

    *no-one* heard of this guy

    http://www.woebot.com/2018/01/hiroshi-yoshimura.html

    closest was this:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Lqn73b4GWYP8ULhY6

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    That's bizarre.

    How abut Yoshio Ojima? Takashi Kokubo? Yaz Kaz? Aki Tsuyuko? Akira Ito? Kuniyuki Takahashi? Masayuki Koga? Masumi Hara? Nobukazu Takemura? Nobuo Uematsu? Satoshi Ashikawa? Shiho Yabuki? Takashi Kokubo? Takahiko Ishikawa? Takatoshi Naitoh? Yoichiro Yoshikawa? Yutaka Hirose?

    Or contemporary artists like Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Masayo Kato, Masayoshi Fujita, Meitei, Ryosuke Miyata, Tomonari Nozaki, Toshimaru Nakamura, Toshiya Tsunoda, Tujiko Noriko, Yui Onodera, Hakobune?

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    Matt, you should have put Droid on speakerphone at that secondhand store in Tokyo and let him harangue them with that list in a tone of increasing disbelief

    PS You've sorted my work youtube listening for today - I listened to, and liked Music for Nine Postcards, but never followed up on the later records

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    Air in Resort is amazing.



    And this might be my favourite Japambient record:


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    Wet land as well, another beauty.



    Its awful to think Yoshimura isn't getting the recognition he deserves in Japan. He is perhaps the greatest exponent of possibly the purest interpretation of ambient music.

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    MARTIN!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    Matt, you should have put Droid on speakerphone at that secondhand store in Tokyo and let him harangue them with that list in a tone of increasing disbelief

    PS You've sorted my work youtube listening for today - I listened to, and liked Music for Nine Postcards, but never followed up on the later records
    ha ha ha. he has his [many] talents.

    it was a blessing because i'm not actually buying music these days. in fact i was chaperoning my daughter who has the bug...

    so i can at least tell my older self that i did have a peek for him.

    this is the one for me:



    and this guy posted a FLAC of it (presumably ripped from the CD) so you can roll your own hiQ one of you're so inclined...
    https://www.fondsound.com/hiroshi-yoshimura-green-1986/

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    That's bizarre.

    How abut Yoshio Ojima? Takashi Kokubo? Yaz Kaz? Aki Tsuyuko? Akira Ito? Kuniyuki Takahashi? Masayuki Koga? Masumi Hara? Nobukazu Takemura? Nobuo Uematsu? Satoshi Ashikawa? Shiho Yabuki? Takashi Kokubo? Takahiko Ishikawa? Takatoshi Naitoh? Yoichiro Yoshikawa? Yutaka Hirose?

    Or contemporary artists like Hirotaka Shirotsubaki, Masayo Kato, Masayoshi Fujita, Meitei, Ryosuke Miyata, Tomonari Nozaki, Toshimaru Nakamura, Toshiya Tsunoda, Tujiko Noriko, Yui Onodera, Hakobune?
    honestly! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post
    honestly! lol
    Yeah, I think Ive been luxuriating in the Onsen for a bit too long.

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    Thats a great site. I found a brilliant massage album there a while back.

    I mentioned it on the ambient thread, but this guy posts great YT vids and often adds lossless downloads in the comments.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-R..._zSaFB8qGoxOnA

    Ive been flirting with Yoshio Ojima on twitter for the last year or so, and Celer has hooked me up with a couple of Japanese producers. Would like to do a radio special with some interviews.. but the language barrier, not to mention the time difference creates some challenges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Yeah, I think Ive been luxuriating in the Onsen for a bit too long.
    need.....onsen.....must....have......onsen......

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