"Scene" C40
(Constellation Tatsu)

Chihei Hatakeyama doesn’t play somber ambient guitar drone so much as he channels and soundtracks a ceaseless coastal fog sleepily drifting in from the Pacific’s serene bed towards all awakened ports. These gentle, airy, ambient ghost-shanties whispering eternally & without hint of anchor are the recycled mists of Sisyphean tears microtonally eddying & fluttering in binaural glisten, their atmosphere a stoic haunting in the most neutral way conceivable.

Scandinavia may have the hottest guitar licks on the planet, but Japan’s got the most chill, by far.

-- Jacob An Kittenplan