Take a look at the new short documentary about Japanese ambient musician Chihei Hatakeyama

Hatakeyama Chihei, is an electronic music artist from Tokyo, Japan. He released his first full-length album, Minima Moralia on Kranky in 2006. Hatakeyama’s music is characteristically very slow, composed by repeatedly processing guitars, pianos, and vibraphones on a laptop. The result is a mix of droning chords and sparse single instruments rising above the mix. His music may be classified as either post-ambient experimental music or new-age music. Chihei Hatakeyama has released over 19 albums as of 2013 including a 12″ split with Vida Vojic on First Terrace Records in 2018.


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