Hiroshi Yoshimura (吉村弘)

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It feels wrong him not having his own thread.

I'm about 2/3 of the way through listening to his whole catalogue, taking it slowly, as feels fitting. I've listened to him more than anyone else this year and have felt genuinely soothed by his music (healed is a daft concept, but I almost went with it. I like the ghost of the idea here in parentheses).

At a push I'd say Surround is his best work but would happily accept Green or Music for Nine Postcards.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 13 December 2020 21:41 (one month ago) link

Green was hugely helpful to me this year too. Sounds like I need to check out Surround

loose Orwellian mobs (rob), Sunday, 13 December 2020 21:43 (one month ago) link

Still ever hopeful that Surround will get a reissue some day.

stirmonster, Sunday, 13 December 2020 21:55 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Listening to Flora, which is from 1987 but wasn't released until 2006 (on a label for 'healing music'). It's predictably beautiful, using mostly piano. I don't think it quite reaches the highs of Postcards, Green or Surround but it has the same slowing effect. Currently available for a bargain (and vaguely suspicious) £222 on Discogs.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 11:35 (four weeks ago) link

my local shop has a copy of Green on the shelf. I feel like I'm the only person in this town who would be remotely interested in it. so there's almost an obligation for me to buy it. the green vinyl looks so pretty, too....

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:24 (four weeks ago) link

I feel you are almost duty-bound to buy it. Albeit, imagine the good work it's currently doing in the community just being there?

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 19:21 (four weeks ago) link

A pal was watching some anime the other day and a DJ pulled out a record...


Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:07 (two weeks ago) link


stirmonster, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:09 (two weeks ago) link

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