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Photo: Vox Xov Records 

Takahiro Yorifuji has been releasing music under the moniker Hakobune (translated to Ark in English) since 2007. According to https://hakobunemusic.jp/about/ Yorifuji, born in 1986, lives in the lush city of Tokyo by way of humble Hyogo, Japan. Hakobune manage to forge a minimally momentous cloud of ambience on Seamless and Here. This is a record both traditionalist New Age listeners and new comers could easily appreciate with its inviting elements. Readily available to ship, Patient Sounds (www.patient-sounds.com) has got you covered with 5 editions of this album /100 each edition: Air (Clear), Cloud (White), Blossom (Translucent Pink), Gold (Translucent Orange), Mist (Coke Bottle).

Composed by Takahiro Yorifuji
Mastered by Mark Kuykendall at Unknown Tone Studios
Layout & Design by Bonnie & Caprice
Cover Image by Takamitsu Ohta
Poster Photography by Keiichi Kondo


Photo: Patient Sounds

*Patient Sounds have posted on their FaceBook that only 15 copies are left of the gorgeous “Mist” variant*

 

The Details

Hakobune (Ha-Koh-Boo-Nay) is the ever prolific Takahiro Yorifuji, from Japan. As Kakobune, Takhiro has released an incredible library of ambient music, composed of electric guitar. Eschewing the laborious single-note, long form "drone" expectations that have saturated the ambient genre, Takahiro instead focuses on dynamic shifting melodic phrases that overlap, shimmer, flow in and out of each other and ultimately, make for an enveloping, atmospheric listen. "Seamless and Here," the first proper international full length LP by Hakobune, finds Takahiro, not making a statement so much as just doing what does best. These composition are tight, but billow like a sheet in the wind. They are concise, but retain an air of mystery.

This pressing, an edition of 500, comes in 5 colorways; editions of 100 each. Each colorway comes with a 150gm 12" record in a recycled cardboard jacket, and download codes. Each record also comes with a 12"x18" poster featuring color-coded artwork corresponding to the respective colorway of the chosen record. All 500 records come with pink labels with gold print.

Price $16

https://hakobune.bandcamp.com/album/seamless-and-here-2
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