Ambient artist Takahiro Yorifuji created Ruminating on What Was Unsaid during the sweltering Tokyo July of 2019. On this record, a wistful and mesmerizing piano loop crescendos into a rippling wall of sound to create a mood of reflection. For Yorifuji, it calls forth nostalgic dreams of summertime in Japan.
This release marks the long-awaited return of Yorifuji’s record label Tobira Records, which he halted in 2011 after relocating to Tokyo. It also marks an exciting new venture for the artist, who in June 2020 will open his very own record store in his hometown of Kasai, Hyogo Prefecture, under the Tobira Records name.
It joins a string of other Hakobune releases put out this year, including The Last of Our Time Together from Past Inside the Present, A Fan, Strings, and Two Guitars from Patient Sounds, and Rain Studies from Constellation Tatsu