15 ECM selections from the man behind the Obscure Sound disc guide.
We have a very special edition of “Home Listening” today… Our friend Chee Shimizu has shared 15 songs from his favorite ECM records along with a selection of CD’s that he’s been listening to at home. If you’re not already familiar, Chee is a big hero of ours and the writer/selector behind the highly influential Obscure Sound disc guide. He also runs one of our favorite record shops, Organic Music.
Most recently, Chee released his first EP with guitarist miku-mari on Lovefingers’ ESP Institute. On Reconstruction, Chee “collaged percussion samples and personal field recording utilizing four CDJs, supplementing with live windchimes and Andean chajchas, while miku-mari coupled a guitar-controlled synthesizer.”
We’re excited to have the record in stock now in our store! Purchase here.
Chee’s CD Selections (most of these are not on streaming so we’ve just listed them here):
Kristen Nogues / Logodennig (Innacor / France / 2008)
Sachiko & Culture Shock / Sachiko (Victor / Japan / 1999)
Mishio Ogawa / 4 to 3 (Epic/Sony / Japan / 1991)
Takashi Kokubo – Gaia (Ion / Japan / 1991)
Fumio Miyashita – Air (Pioneer / Japan / 1996)
Dean Evenson & Scott Huckabay – Golden Spiral (soundings of the planet / US / 2016)
The Apollo Chamber Ensemble – Hemi-Sync Support for Healing (Monroe Products / US / 2009)
Laurent Gianni-Rima / Erik Satie The Early Years (Onyx Classix / Nnetherlands / 1997)
Gigi Masin, Massimo Berizzi, Mirco Salvadori / the infant t(h)ree (stella nera / Italy / 2010)
Suso Saiz / En La Piel Del Cruce Live in Valladolid 1986 (private edition / Spain / 2018) *cassette tape