May 20, 2019
Created for use in Misawa Home Corporation’s prefabricated homes.
Japanese composer Yutaka Hirose’s NOVA + 4 is being released on double vinyl, this June via WRWTFWW.
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Hirose crafted the album in 1986, for Misawa Home Corporation’s Soundscape Series – designed to be played in their prefabricated houses.
“I am not consciously producing music as such, but creating a sculpture of time made with sound within the meaning of general music production, which to me is universal.”
Its 11-tracks mix field recordings of nature sounds with synths and electronics including a FaIrLIGht CMI, Prophet-5, Prophet-600, akaI S900, Yamaha DX7, ensonIQ Mirage, ROLAND TR-808, PCI-8801 and acoustic instruments.
The NOVA + 4 double vinyl release features the original album masters of Soundscape 2: Nova, as well as an additional 50 minutes of previously unheard music from Hirose’s vaults.
It follows WRWTFF’s reissue of Sora’s 2003 Japanese electronica album Re.Sort, as well as Grauzone’s cult proto-techno classic Eisbär in April.
Head here for more info ahead of its 28th June release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.
2. Slow Sky
3. In The Afternoon
2. Humming The Sea
3. Through The Windows
1. Old Dream Spell
2. Light Which Shakes Quietly
1. One Day In Summer
2. Shadow Of A Water Droplet