Spaces

by Yosi Horikawa

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depsterr A set of of amazingly mixed songs filled with detail which manage to capture the sounds of different spaces, and in doing so, taking the listener on a journey through these. Favorite track: Crossing.
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SilverFolfy Damn, I have no words to describe this, it's like strong daydreams of places both familiar and obscure.
The sounds used in this are so crisp, rich and 3D, it's like being there. (wherever "there" actually is, that's up to the imagination) Favorite track: Timbres.
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Tofu Some people are able to do magic only using sound. Every track puts me into a strong feeling of presence somewhere else. And I love it. Favorite track: Swashers.
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1.
Timbres 03:45
2.
Vietnam 04:28
3.
Crossing 03:48
4.
Chiba 03:28
5.
Swashers 05:38
6.
Moldy Vinyl 03:57
7.
Mine 04:39
8.
In The Wind 04:32
9.
Fluid 05:55
10.
Longing 06:06
11.
Nubia 04:44

about

Yosi Horikawa makes music quite unlike anything you’ve heard, music that reflects not only the appeal of rhythm and melodies but also the power and hidden musicality of everyday sounds. In that sense Horikawa is not just a producer or musician or sound artist: he is a world builder whose materials constantly surround us, though we rarely stop to appreciate
them. Horikawa honed this approach for more than a decade, travelling far and wide to record forests, beaches, cities and people while never missing an opportunity to also find sounds closer to his home in Tokyo.

Spaces is Horikawa’ s new album, following from 2013’ s Vapor released via London-based label First Word. This time the album is released on Borrowed Scenery, a new label setup by Horikawa and close collaborator Daisuke Tanabe to enable them to operate free of constraints.
The album features 11 songs that combine field recordings and sound design with a range of stylistic touch points: the fluid intricacies of hip-hop, the precise efficacy of IDM, the euphoric physicality of dance music, the humanity of acoustic instrumentation. Each song blends a primary sound source with a certain style, with titles often hinting at the origins of
the sounds – “Moldy Vinyl,” “Vietnam,” “Fluid,” “Swashers,” “Nubia” – or the mood the music evokes. What ties it all together is Horikawa’ s deeply personal understanding of what constitutes music, an understanding shorn from the commercial and stylistic structures of music as a commodity.

Spaces is a deeply human experience, and through Horikawa’ s approach music feels as natural as breathing. Horikawa has collaborated with French producer Fulgeance, American singer Jesse Boykins III and fellow Japanese experimentalist Daisuke Tanabe. His music has been supported by Gilles Peterson and Benji B. Outside of music Horikawa is an in-demand sound engineer and speaker designer who has worked with J-WAVE, Kengo Kuma, Mitsubishi and Sound & Bar Howl in Tokyo.

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released May 31, 2019

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