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Today we’re listening to Masahiro Takahashi, a Japanese multi-instrumentalist based in Toronto. Takahashi grew up playing in punk bands and happened upon a Yamaha 4-track tape recorder and sequencer, opening his mind to ambient music.1 Similar to Brian Eno when he lived in New York City, Takahashi’s residence in Toronto (and Tokyo before that) exposed him to frenetic external conditions for his peaceful, environmental music to oppose. “It’s important for me to keep my own pace by creating music as if I’m slowly tending a miniature garden after coming home from my day job,” he told Métron Records. We’re playing his two most recent LPs: Humid Sun which just came out in March, and Flowering Tree, Distant Moon from 2021.
Have a great Wednesday.