Motohiko Hamase Vinyl, CD & tapes by Motohiko Hamase at Norman Records

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Motohiko Hamase
Anecdote

An official double-vinyl re-issue for Anecdote, the incredibly rare live album recorded in 1987 at Tokyo’s Wacoal Art Center. Backed by Toshio Kaji (pianos/synths) and Yasunori Yamaguchi (percussion), Motohiko Hamase shows why he was one of the prime figures in the Japanese ambient scene in the Eighties. 

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#Notes of Forestry

Originally released in 1988 and with a distinct ecological theme, #Notes of Forestry saw Japanese jazz bassist / experimental artist Motohiko Hamase deliver one of the defining releases of Japan’s golden age of ambient music. It’s now available on this re-issued double-vinyl package, featuring liner notes from Hamase himself. 

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Technodrome

Originally released in 1993, Technodrome saw jazz bassist and experimental artist Motohiko Hamase turn even further into electronic territory with an album of ambient house that was both minimalistic and funky. It now gets a re-issue on CD, and for the first time ever on double-vinyl as part of the Esplanade Series. 

Motohiko Hamase
Reminiscence

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Motohiko Hamase
Intaglio

There’s a resurgence in japanese electronic, jazz and new age music going at the moment. This has shone new light on the underrated bass player, Motohiko Hamase leading to the reissue of his ambient/new age album, Intaglio. Hamase was a reliable session player with acts such as pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto and maverick guitarist, Kazumi Watanabe as well as being a member of the Isao Suzuki Sextet playing modern jazz. LP and CD on Studio Mule.