The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

News

Classic Hiroshi Yoshimura Record To Be Reissued
Christian Eede , August 16th, 2017 16:18

Visible Cloaks' Spencer Doran and Root Strata's Maxwell August Croy will launch a new label with a reissue of a Japanese ambient classic

Hiroshi Yoshimura's Music For Nine Post Cards will soon be reissued launching a new label from Visible Cloaks' Spencer Doran and Maxwell August Croy of Root Strata called Empire of Signs.

Widely regarded as one of the finest producers of Japanese ambient music, much of Yoshimura's work has sold for sizeable figures on the resale market due to its rarity with the reissue of Music For Nine Post Cards offering the first chance to buy the record since 1982 when it was originally released by Japanese label Sound Process.

The record was Yoshimura's first and launched a career that saw a number of further popular releases with another of those, Pier & Loft, soon also receiving its first vinyl release via Chee Shimizu's 17853 Records.

The reissue will include original liner notes printed in both English and Japanese, as well as new notes from Yoko Yoshimura, and Doran and Croy. The record will be available from November 17 via Light In The Attic. You can pre-order it here. Hear three tracks from the record above.

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.