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Today we’re listening to Hiroshi Yoshimura, a Japanese ambient artist from Yokohama. We’ve recommended his music three times before. When people ask where to start with ambient music, Hiroshi Yoshimura is one of the first names we say. The “environmental music” he published in the 1980s remains canonical.1 While most of these albums remain off major streaming platforms, earlier this month the label Temporal Drift reissued the outstanding 1986 LP, Surround. Spare and light, the record was once described by Yoshimura himself as “music that’s as close to air itself.”2 We’re also playing his classic debut album, Music for Nine Post Cards, from 1982.
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