It's very impressive to me that these songs are so evocative and pleasant to listen to, while being so minimal in composition. I guess that speaks to Hiroshi Yoshimura's genius as a composer more than anything.
Favorite track: Soto Wa Ame - Rain Out Of Window.
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The title says it all: Amazing collection of sounds from the golden age af japanese ambient - which also happens to be the pinnacle of ambient, period! Only disappointment: This is only samples of the original full, two-disc record, but worthwhile none the less. polinos
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Considering the time of writing this (1982), this is a precursor of many ambient albums which followed. A curiosity, "intended to be listened to in a casual manner, as a musical landscape or a sound object" to quote its author Satoshi Ashikawa. The opening chords are the same as the Terminator theme, which makes me smile but then it's easy to get into this music as it's intended, while doing something else as soothing as this music is. Olivier Tison