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1 review »I was commenting the other day about how small and delicate a lot of Japanese music seems to sound. Not so with Hakobune, an ambient guitarist from Tokyo who makes great big monolithic slabs of ambience from his 6 string and an ever growing collection of effects pedals. The music is a grey twirling tangle of sound, sweeping and swooping and ebbing and flowing. Unusually for this kind of music the ... »

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A Distant Loss by Hakobune
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8/10 Clinton Staff review, 20 December 2013

I was commenting the other day about how small and delicate a lot of Japanese music seems to sound. Not so with Hakobune, an ambient guitarist from Tokyo who makes great big monolithic slabs of ambience from his 6 string and an ever growing collection of effects pedals. The music is a grey twirling tangle of sound, sweeping and swooping and ebbing and flowing.

Unusually for this kind of music the pieces are short and ebb away after about 3 minutes which gives a nice, concise feel to proceedings. All the pieces pursue similar sonic territories, deep thick layers of glutinous guitar circling round a melodic phrase drifting in and out of consciousness. Perfect music to drift into a lovely dream state to. Very, very limited cassette on Dark Era tapes. 


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