Emerging genius no. 5: Hiroshi Yoshimura - Soundscape 1 Surround

Emerging genius Hiroshi Yoshimura – Soundscape 1 Surround

Over the coming weeks I will share an eclectic lucky dip of music that I discovered and loved via subreddit /r/listentothis, Here is no.5 on the jukebox, Japanese ambient/new age producer Hiroshi Yoshimura’s floaty album Soundscape 1 Surround from 1986. 

There is something eerily familiar about Hiroshi Yoshimura’s 1986 album Soundscape 1 Surround. It’s so minimal and delicate it could be the soundtrack of any summer movie or backing soundtrack to a shopping centre, gallery or lift. Hiroshi was a minimal ambient composer who, in addition to a slew of cruisy and beautiful recordings, also made soundtracks for Tokyo museums, galleries, malls, train stations.

The music reverberates, ebbs and flows lazily like a soft breeze on water, it’s the perfect summer album for a long hot day by the pool or at the beach.  A luscious and timeless ambient album. Hiroshi Yoshimura is Japan’s answer to Brian Eno and he is just as prolific as Eno with many albums to his name.

Listen to this and more new age/ambient albums on Forest Music

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