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Hiroshi Yoshimura - Water Copy

Hiroshi Yoshimura was a Japanese composer whose music sometimes unfairly gets shoved towards the new age end of the spectrum. It's true that he was fascinated by ambient music, but he got there on a path that led though Eno and John Cage. You can hear some of the Cage influences on Water Copy, the opening track from his 1982 debut Music for Nine Postcards. It's a piece for analog synth and Fender Rhodes. The synth does indeed provide the sonic furniture and wallpaper of ambient music. It's there to sketch out a space. But the piano part is what makes this rather special - it's all single notes that hang in the air and then fall. Not sure if it was based on Cage's Cheap Imitation (which in turn was derived from Satie's Socrate) but it seems more than plausible. Thoughtful and sincere music.

Hiroshi Yoshimura - Water Copy
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