Japanese musician Chihei Hatakeyama creates synthesized minimalism in late spring


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February 12, 2021



Heavenly ambient pastures to get lost.

Japanese multi-instrumentalist Chihei Hatakeyama releases new album, titled Late spring, via Gearbox Records in April.

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Drawing inspiration from the circular beauty of landscapes and changing seasons, Hatakeyama designed the album to evoke the feeling of an archival film.

While recording the album, Hatakeyama reduced their production methods, using only one type of instrument for each track, be it a synthesizer or a guitar, for example.

Late spring follows the Gearbox release of the rare Don Cherry Cherry jam EP.

Pre-order Late Spring here ahead of its April 7 release, check out the cover art and tracklist below.

List of tracks:

1. The dawning dawn
2. Rain funeral
3. The butterfly’s dream
4. Air noise
5. The sound of the air II
6. Spica
7. The thunder echoes in the distance
8. Screen memory
9. The Butterfly’s Dream II
10. Long shadows
11. Twilight Sea

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