Go Hirano’s 2004 Corridor of Daylights sees a first time vinyl reissue thanks to Los Angeles label Black Editions. An outlier in Tokyo’s P.S.F. catalogue, a label known for its acid folk, free jazz and experimental rock, Hirano’s music sits at the opposite end of the spectrum. Corridor along with his previous release Reflection of Dreams are stripped down organic exercises in minimalism. Both albums are composed of beautiful sparsely accompanied piano sketches, much in the vein of Erik Satie or Hiroshi Yoshimura. Corridor of Daylights pairs these simple, nostalgic piano vignettes with wind chimes, insects humming, and rustling of trees creating a delicate home recording feel that is altogether playful, serene, and timeless.
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Tags: Field recording / Home Listening / Instrumental