Chee Shimizu - Obscure Sound (a music book)

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Does anyone out there have a copy of this book by any chance? It's basically a list of interesting-looking LPs that may well have just been beamed from a dream of imaginary records. Subdivided into the following sections, I think there are about 50 records in each:

- Organic
- Ethnic
- Psychedelic
- Spiritual
- Experimental
- Cosmic
- Meditative
- Tropical
- Floating
- Mellow
- Pensive
- Groovy

I would absolutely love a complete list of records from it if anyone is willing and able?

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 27 July 2017 18:58 (two years ago) link

Published in 2013 in Japan btw.

There's a flick through its pages right here:
https://vimeo.com/69685842

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 27 July 2017 18:59 (two years ago) link

Someone has also made a Discogs list of the first two chapters here:

https://www.discogs.com/lists/Obscure-Sound/281665

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:00 (two years ago) link

ooh this looks like a "cool" version of John Corbett's Vinyl Freak anthology

sleeve, Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:00 (two years ago) link

only copy i can find to buy is $207.00 US

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:02 (two years ago) link

His instagram is quite nice to follow btw, a lot of his posts are of things he's sourced for his record store, and maybe half of it is rubbish who knows? but gosh there are so many intriguing and mysterious album covers on this our planet

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:13 (two years ago) link

yeah there's probably a thread to be had on "record geek Instagram accounts" but I have not gone down that rabbit hole.

sleeve, Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:14 (two years ago) link

ha yes, 75% of the accounts I follow!

plp will eat itself (NickB), Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:21 (two years ago) link

this looks dope as hell!!

brimstead, Thursday, 27 July 2017 23:26 (two years ago) link

Oh man, after reading the Playing Favourites feature on him that Resident Advisor did, I desperately sought out the book, checking all sorts of Japanese sites. No luck, sadly.

https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2723

Would love to see what else is in it, if someone has a copy (or easy access to one). One of those new record geek outlets (e.g., Record Magazine, Dust and Grooves) should republish it. Or one of these reissue labels.I would totally contribute to a kickstarter for it.

I would totally also nerd out on an instagram accounts thread. I think the closest thing was the dj's and their living rooms thread from a while back, which was a nice and weirdly satisfying one to follow.

Federico Boswarlos, Thursday, 27 July 2017 23:41 (two years ago) link

yeah that RA feature is great! maybe someone somewhere is working on a translation of the book, who knows?

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 06:50 (two years ago) link

I have it but a bit too mammoth a task to list all the records. Next time I have insomnia maybe I'll do it though.

stirmonster, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:13 (two years ago) link

one record a week for the next 10 years plz

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 09:17 (two years ago) link

would actually be a good listening club idea tbh

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 09:18 (two years ago) link

just jokes btw but anytime you want to flag up a few select titles that would be awesome

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 09:19 (two years ago) link

Keep hoping that this might come out in Eigo, I love the More Better Days compilation he curated last year, some fantastic music on there.

MaresNest, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:23 (two years ago) link

when i have some time, i will do. there is so much amazing music in it that it definitely needs to be shared more widely.

stirmonster, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:25 (two years ago) link

I had a total meltdown in the Books dept of Disc Union in Shinjuku a few years ago, so many amazing looking reference books that I'll never be able to read and that will never be translated.

MaresNest, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:26 (two years ago) link

Here is two from it that I had before I got a copy that I absolutely adore.

Michael O'Shea - Michael O'Shea - https://www.discogs.com/Michael-OShea-Michael-OShea/release/167429

林英哲 ‎– 風の使者 - https://www.discogs.com/林英哲-風の使者/master/636582

stirmonster, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:28 (two years ago) link

It was a potent mixture of option paralysis and total regret at throwing my entire life away by never going to University and moving to Japan when i was twenty so I could read books about Japanese music.

MaresNest, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:28 (two years ago) link

oooh i know that michael o'shea, came out on wire's label. beautiful record! thank you stirmonster!

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 09:30 (two years ago) link

maresnest i hear u and i heart u

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 09:31 (two years ago) link

And two I discovered from the book -

Música Esporádica ‎– Música Esporádica - https://www.discogs.com/Música-Esporádica-Música-Esporádica/release/2659986

Takashi Toyoda - Big Bang - https://www.discogs.com/Takashi-Toyoda-Big-Bang/release/2136473

away for the weekend but will post some more next week.

stirmonster, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:35 (two years ago) link

my man! thank you!

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 09:36 (two years ago) link

I never even knew that Dome put out other people's records, but I'm sure I must have known that at one point.

MaresNest, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:40 (two years ago) link

Just that, the A.C. Marias 7" and also the highly recommended Desmond Simmons "Alone On Penguin Island" album.

stirmonster, Friday, 28 July 2017 10:08 (two years ago) link

would actually be a good listening club idea tbh

― plp will eat itself (NickB), vrijdag 28 juli 2017 9:18 (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'd totally be up for this.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 28 July 2017 11:19 (two years ago) link

we could do that if people are keen? not sure how many are on spotify / youtube but definitely some of them are

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 28 July 2017 13:12 (two years ago) link

Awesome, thanks for sharing these stirmonster, will also check these out!

Federico Boswarlos, Friday, 28 July 2017 14:23 (two years ago) link

Hooray!

brimstead, Friday, 28 July 2017 15:04 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

So there is a copy that just came up for $100 on Amazon's marketplace which, despite my better judgment, I am so tempted to buy....

Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 18:55 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Going to try and revive this one - anyone actually want to try out the listening club idea? Or even just individually post interesting otherwise unknown discoveries from it? Could start with ones featured in the discogs list upthread. Even if it's the few of us, it would be a good excuse - for me at least - to finally try and seek some of these albums out and get around to listening to them!

Federico Boswarlos, Thursday, 2 November 2017 15:49 (two years ago) link

i totally forgot about this. i'll post some records from it. will try and make some of them ones i don't know so it motivates me to check them out too.

stirmonster, Thursday, 2 November 2017 17:27 (two years ago) link

I frame stepped through part of the Vimeo of the dude flipping through it... was able to grab some titles that way

Yes I am pathetic

brimstead, Thursday, 2 November 2017 18:56 (two years ago) link

Thanks stirmonster

brimstead, Thursday, 2 November 2017 18:56 (two years ago) link

Yeah, thanks Stirmonster. Let's get this show on the road.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 2 November 2017 23:31 (two years ago) link

Here's 5 from the "Floating" chapter (picked at random). If the whole album isn't on Youtube you'll find some tracks on the Discogs links. I'll also give the number the record has in the book and the genre Chee assigned to it.

1) Harmonia - Deluxe (Germany, 1975) 441 Rock

I'm guessing there is no need to link this one.

2) D-Day - Grape Iris (Japan, 1986) 449 New Wave

https://www.discogs.com/D-Day-Grape-Iris/release/1457004

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CrD82-8GVQ

I have this one. Comes as a picture disc inside a normal album sleeve. It's an album of two halves so worth listening right through as it is quite a schizophrenic album and the first few tracks in particular are radically different from my personal favourites on the album - "Sweet Sultan", "Dust", "Ki-Ra-I" and "Float A Bort" which could all have made up an imaginary legendary EP on mid 80s 4AD.

3) Hiroshi Yoshimura - Surround (Japan, 1986) 459 Ambient

https://www.discogs.com/Hiroshi-Yoshimura-Soundscape-1-Surround/release/3447244

A holy grail record for me; been after this forever and hoping it will eventually see a reissue. Probably the most "floating" of these. Ecstatic ambient.

4) Litto Nebbia ‎– Canciones Para Cada Uno Vol.1 (Argentina, 1978) 464 Rock

https://www.discogs.com/Litto-Nebbia-Canciones-Para-Cada-Uno-Vol1/release/3621235

I know nothing about this one. Haven't heard it yet.

5) Roberto Musci / Giovanni Venosta ‎– Water Messages On Desert Sand (UK, 1985) 475 Experimental

https://www.discogs.com/Roberto-Musci--Giovanni-Venosta-Water-Messages-On-Desert-Sand/release/755801

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MojW0fVaaFE

Released on Recommended Records. I haven't heard this one. Only thing I know by him is "Tower Of Silence' which Music From Memory put out last year. I'm pretty sure Music From Memory have taken inspiration from this book.

stirmonster, Friday, 3 November 2017 01:25 (two years ago) link

Oops. Hiroshi Yoshimura Youtube link in wrong place but i'm sure you can navigate your way through anyway.

stirmonster, Friday, 3 November 2017 01:27 (two years ago) link

I love the Musci/Venosta records, they were on Mutantsounds for a while

http://post-ambient.blogspot.com/2013/03/664-roberto-musci-giovanni-venosta.html

sleeve, Friday, 3 November 2017 01:31 (two years ago) link

this is terrific, thank you stirmonster!

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 3 November 2017 07:03 (two years ago) link

I'm mostly going to be away the next few weeks so here's another 5 to keep you going.

From the "Spiritual" chapter.

Amaia Zubiria, Pascal Gaigne - Egun Argi Hartan (Spain, 1985) 183 World

https://www.discogs.com/Amaia-Zubiria-Pascal-Gaigne-Egun-Argi-Hartan/release/3350574

Codona (Colin Walcot, Don Cherry, Naná Vasconcelos) - Codona 3 (Germany, 1987) 187 Jazz

https://www.discogs.com/Codona-Codona-3/release/1904147

Eitetsu Hayashi - Kaze No Shisha (Japan, 1983) 190 Contemporary

https://www.discogs.com/林英哲-風の使者/release/3232319

This is the only one of these I have. I adore this record which is in a similar vein to some Yas-Kaz or Geinoh Yamashirogumi. I can't find any Youtube videos for this but one of the tracks can be heard at 45 mins here - https://soundcloud.com/twitch/optimo-espacio-nts-17012017

Ivory Playground - Scattered Clouds (Germany, 1986) 200 Contemporary

https://www.discogs.com/Ivory-Playground-Scattered-Clouds/release/2249855

Naná Vasconcelos ‎– Zumbi (Brazil, 1983) 210 World

https://www.discogs.com/Naná-Vasconcelos-Zumbi/release/1853826

stirmonster, Friday, 3 November 2017 13:21 (two years ago) link

not sure why a couple of those links don't work. you'll have to cut and paste and actually, the Eitetsu Hayashi track starts at 40 minutes on that mix.

stirmonster, Friday, 3 November 2017 13:25 (two years ago) link

Have spent the morning listening to the Yoshimura. Halfway through the weather shifted and a breeze must have picked up because all the old leaves on the big sycamore outside my window started floating down to the ground

Just saw that the first Yoshimura is being reissued next month btw:
https://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=39755

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 3 November 2017 13:26 (two years ago) link

The label says more Yoshimura reissues are on the way.

plp will eat itself (NickB), Friday, 3 November 2017 13:28 (two years ago) link

Hooray, thanks again stirmonster! I'm going to start with the Yoshimura as well. Yes, perfect music for the Fall weather.

Also thanks for reposting about the reissues NickB, it didn't even come across my radar at the time. Going to seek them out!

Federico Boswarlos, Friday, 3 November 2017 13:42 (two years ago) link

yes, and Yoshimura's "Pier & Loft" recently got a vinyl issue for the first time.

stirmonster, Friday, 3 November 2017 13:46 (two years ago) link

oh man, there's one song on that Naná Vasconcelos that I love, it's basically just vocals and drums.

brimstead, Friday, 3 November 2017 14:25 (two years ago) link

Yes, saw that - from Mr. Shimizu himself, it seems! I pre-ordered the Music for Nine Postcards and am excited about what else of his they may be putting out.

Onto D-Day and am feeling those 4AD vibes. This is great stuff, thanks for posting it.

Federico Boswarlos, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:38 (two years ago) link

https://www.discogs.com/Pepe-Maina-Il-Canto-DellArpa-E-Del-Flauto/master/349962

Pepe Maina ‎– Il Canto Dell'Arpa E Del Flauto

this is by far the best record i've gleaned from the book so far... eclectic rhythmic ambient instrumental space folk.. an absolute joy

brimstead, Saturday, 4 November 2017 00:21 (two years ago) link

"grape iris" is so good

clouds, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 20:49 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Heh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dy-fdpqJwk

Andy K, Thursday, 22 March 2018 11:42 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Hey, if anyone sees the reissue of Yasuaki Shimizu's 'Subliminal' on sale in Europe at a good price, please let me know!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 14 April 2018 18:02 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

I've just spent the last few hours compiling everything in the book (at least according to those Discogs lists) into a bunch of Apple Music playlists. There's 1771 songs on here, compared to the 350-ish on the Spotify one - I don't know if Apple's got rarer stuff, or if the compiler of the Spotify one just got bored (I wouldn't blame them).

I was really surprised how many albums were up there. Loads weren't, but I reckon about 50% are?

Here's the master playlist, which has everything on it:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/playlist/obscure-sound-complete/pl.u-AkAmEgGc77pal2

I've also broken it out as twelve separate playlists for the categorised chapters, which might be a bit more useful/manageable. Rather than paste twelve URLs here, you can add each of the playlists from my Apple Music profile page here:

https://itunes.apple.com/profile/mattnida

Let me know if you spot any mistakes or anything I've missed.

bamboohouses, Monday, 14 May 2018 20:49 (one year ago) link

whoa! very impressive, can't do Apple Music unfortch but perhaps some kind soul can cross-reference

sleeve, Monday, 14 May 2018 20:55 (one year ago) link

Thanks for your work in putting these playlists together. really enjoying listening to them.

dsb, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:57 (one year ago) link

My pleasure. Yes, it's quite fun to have these on shuffle I find, a lot of interesting chance discoveries.

bamboohouses, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:36 (one year ago) link

wow - i'm not on apple music atm but that's solid work!

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:07 (one year ago) link

thank you! listening to Cosmic at work.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 12:28 (one year ago) link

Awesome, thank you for taking the time to do this! Incidentally, I was thinking of reviving this thread yesterday - I just ordered the Grape Iris D-Day off Discogs a few days ago. Funny timing.

Will dive into the Apple playlists!

Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:50 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_lub0vIMuc

dsb, Sunday, 29 July 2018 19:11 (one year ago) link

I've been looking for a physical copy of Eve's Canto Aberto MPB album hearing this track in a Hunee mix about a year ago. It's in Obscure Music, too. No luck. It's not even listed on Discogs, no reissues either. Lovely song though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=124&v=nzQ0CTwshHU

Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

Oops, maybe now it'll embed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzQ0CTwshHU

Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 18:49 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

it seems likes the great apple music playlists that Bamboohouses was kind enough to create are down. did anyone get a chance to download or mirror them? was still enjoying shuffling through them. wish i would have created my own local copy before they disappeared!

dsb, Saturday, 13 October 2018 15:20 (one year ago) link


I never even knew that Dome put out other people's records, but I'm sure I must have known that at one point.

― MaresNest, Friday, 28 July 2017 09:40 (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Just that, the A.C. Marias 7" and also the highly recommended Desmond Simmons "Alone On Penguin Island" album.

― stirmonster, Friday, 28 July 2017 10:08 (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

There's also the album by Michael O'Shea, who I believe they discovered busking. Never seen a vinyl copy though.

https://img.discogs.com/Tn-tKHfm4tJFMr942-GbM9uUJ9w=/fit-in/200x200/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-167429-1272017742.jpeg.jpg

Alma Kirby (Tom D.), Saturday, 13 October 2018 15:43 (one year ago) link

Please update this incredible thread regularly kthxbye.

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:06 (one year ago) link

it seems likes the great apple music playlists that Bamboohouses was kind enough to create are down. did anyone get a chance to download or mirror them? was still enjoying shuffling through them. wish i would have created my own local copy before they disappeared!

― dsb, Saturday, 13 October 2018 16:20 (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm so sorry about that. I was on a free Apple Music trial through my phone provider that I chose not to continue, but I didn't think it would nuke all those playlists with immediate effect and that I'd at least get some warning or be able to back them up. I'm sorry for any problems this has caused anyone.

If it's any consolation, this person - https://open.spotify.com/user/gh_cl?si=htvNwcoUTSuucOpyz_GiSQ - has done the same thing on Spotify, alongside many other great playlists. I'm convinced that if I ever met gh_cl we'd be really good mates, our tastes are astonishingly similar.

bamboohouses, Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:29 (one year ago) link

There's also the album by Michael O'Shea, who I believe they discovered busking. Never seen a vinyl copy though

Indeed! I'm not sure how I missed that one out as The Michael O'Shea (which is incredible) is one of my most listened to records. It is being reissued shortly, apparently.

stirmonster, Saturday, 13 October 2018 18:42 (one year ago) link

In other news, i have heard that Obscure Sound 2 is coming soon.

stirmonster, Saturday, 13 October 2018 18:43 (one year ago) link

Nice, that's good news! Curious to see what it'll be like/if there'll be any changes in its approach. I still regularly dip into the lists (posted on Discogs) for new discoveries and will look up random things from his instagram account from time to time. The latest one which I'll bump here is this Saada Bonaire album:

https://www.discogs.com/Sa%C3%A2da-Bonaire-Sa%C3%A2da-Bonaire/release/5106716

Fingers crossed he may take it as an opportunity to do another printing of the first one.

Federico Boswarlos, Saturday, 13 October 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

holy shit that packaging is irresistible to me

my name is leee john, for we are many (NickB), Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:56 (one year ago) link

yeah that looks great

#BreakingTheWorld (sleeve), Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:57 (one year ago) link

it is v pretty

Neil S, Thursday, 15 November 2018 15:58 (one year ago) link

Oh wow, way to go LITA!!!

brimstead, Thursday, 15 November 2018 19:30 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

I've reactivated my Apple Music subscription, for now at least, so I spent a bit of time this morning rebuilding the Obscure Sound playlists. Here's the master one with everything on it; the chapter-by-chapter ones are on my Apple Music profile.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/playlist/obscure-sound/pl.u-RRbV7YVFxxNWe3

Now that I know that cancelling your subscription nukes all the playlists, I'll try and give everyone advance warning next time!

bamboohouses, Sunday, 9 December 2018 18:26 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Sorry to be a pain, but I'm probably going to let my Apple Music subscription lapse again at the end of the month as I'm not using it as much as I'd hope. I know a couple of people are following these playlists, so if it's anyone here please do copy/back them up now!

bamboohouses, Saturday, 9 February 2019 13:47 (ten months ago) link

Thanks again for putting these together! i have reposted them so that the link will still be active, so if anyone on apple music is interested:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/obscure-sound/pl.u-V9D73lKhWbB2o

categorized sub lists on my page: https://itunes.apple.com/profile/rawconverter

https://youtu.be/dbq4P2_XkdI

dsb, Saturday, 9 February 2019 16:53 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

for any Glen Velez fans out there, this looks great - a collection of tracks from his 1st three solo LPs on CMP:

https://emotional-rescue.bandcamp.com/album/sweet-season

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 03:00 (eight months ago) link

Man Emotional Rescue is on a goddamn tear

Deverly (Bangelo), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 06:43 (eight months ago) link

eight months pass...

New edition of Obscure Sound is on its way (!!!)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5ZglqbACqd/

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:51 (one week ago) link

“Obscure Sound” record guide book is coming back again as revised edition in February 21st 2020. 200 record reviews left on first edition, and about 600 new reviews added. Further long interview with Yasuaki Shimizu, feature articles for ECM, japanese ambient/new age, spanish experimental/new age music appered. Regular reviews are inheriting unique categories likes organic, ethnic, psychedelic, spiritual, experimental, cosmic, meditative, and floating.
Please email us, if you would like to order this. Will get you back information. We accept PayPal payment.

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author : Chee Shimizu
deformation A5 / 248 pages (full color)
price : 2,530 JPY
ISBN978-4-8456-3409-5
publisher : Ritto Music co., ltd.
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CONTENTS:
THE WORLD OF YASUAKI SHIMIZU(with interview)/JAPANESE AMBIENT & NEW AGE/SPECIFICITY OF ECM/ACCIDENTAL MUSIC IN SPAIN/ORGANIC/ETHNIC/PSYCHEDELIC/SPIRITUAL/EXPERIMENTAL/COSMIC/MEDITATIVE/FLOATING

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:52 (one week ago) link

It's xmas!!!

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:05 (one week ago) link

amazing, thanks for sharing

budo jeru, Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:48 (one week ago) link

Immediately sent an e-mail to order a copy (have yet to hear back).

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:50 (one week ago) link

dead link! Need to order this. Do you remember the email address you used?

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:54 (one week ago) link

link to Chimizu's shop

willem, Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:58 (one week ago) link

Looks like a beautiful resource but... no English translation?

doug watson, Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:09 (one week ago) link

^^ that's my question too

Book Doula (sleeve), Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:27 (one week ago) link

i think the original edition was all in japanese apart from the titles, guessing that this will be the same

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:31 (one week ago) link

there's always word lens though (anyone ever used it?):

https://www.techradar.com/news/google-word-lens-ar-app-now-translates-japanese

Wee Bloabby (NickB), Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:35 (one week ago) link

I've been deliberately avoiding this book and the associated playlists because I'm afraid that it'll just take up too much of my time and probably money. Not sure if I'll be able to resist much longer.

paolo, Thursday, 28 November 2019 17:28 (one week ago) link

I'm not even halfway through the ILM top 100 ambient albums yet

paolo, Thursday, 28 November 2019 17:32 (one week ago) link

Looks like a beautiful resource but... no English translation?

Scroll down guys

willem, Thursday, 28 November 2019 17:46 (one week ago) link

all I see is instructions for overseas ordering?

Book Doula (sleeve), Thursday, 28 November 2019 18:07 (one week ago) link

xpost I was asking whether the book itself will be in English

doug watson, Thursday, 28 November 2019 18:09 (one week ago) link

ah sorry I misunderstood. As far as I know the texts are Japanese, with English translations for titles, dates and label information.

willem, Friday, 29 November 2019 09:49 (one week ago) link

That's what I understood as well. I got a nice reply back and have a copy reserved for February 2020.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 29 November 2019 09:54 (one week ago) link

Same here. Thanks for the heads up.

stirmonster, Friday, 29 November 2019 13:55 (one week ago) link


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