Motohiko Hamase
Anecdote
We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want
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2020
2LP
29.29
WRWTFWW036LP
350g sleeve, liner notes, sticker
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Tracklist
1Anecdote
2Aborigine
3Lung
4Intermezzo
5Symptom
6Circlet
7Reminiscence
8Elan Vital
9Pascal Variant
10Intaglio
11Duplicated Scene
12Plateau

Official reissue of Motohiko Hamase’s extremely rare live album Anecdote (recorded in 1987, released in '93 through Hamase’s Lung Records). The album is sourced from original masters and available on vinyl for the first time.

'Anecdote' was recorded live June 12th 1987 at Spiral Garden (Wacoal Art Center) in Aoyama (Tokyo) as part of the Eat Newsic Concert No.3. Motohiko Hamase on electric fretless bass, synthesizers and computer programming, is accompanied by frequent collaborators Toshio Kaji on acoustic piano and synthesizers, and Yasunori Yamaguchi (of #Notes of Forestry fame) on acoustic percussions. The three-man band improvises around Hamase’s unique repertoire of ambient and electronic music, reinterpreting pieces from his albums Reminiscence, Intaglio, and #Notes of Forestry.

It’s environmental and minimalist experiments with a jazz soul, three brilliant musicians flowing to blissful heights, and a beautiful testament to the 80s Japanese ambient scene that gave birth to seminal releases by Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa, Yutaka Hirose and many more. Essential.