The 1982 LP will be reissued on Empire Of Signs, a new label run by Spencer Doran of Visible Cloaks and Maxwell August Croy of Root Strata.
Yoshimura, the legendary Japanese ambient artist who passed away in 2003, originally produced Music For Nine Post Cards as a demo of music to be played in the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art. It was recorded at home using a minimal setup of Fender Rhodes and keyboard.
Known among ambient and New Age heads for his serene, Satie-influenced sound—referred to as kankyō ongaku [環境音楽] (the term given to Brian Eno's "ambient" music when it arrived in late '70s Japan)—Yoshimura also made environmental music for runway shows, train stations and pre-fab houses over the course of his career.
The Music For Nine Post Cards reissue is the first release for Empire Of Signs, a new label run by Spencer Doran of Visible Cloaks and Maxwell August Croy of the Root Strata label. Doran and Croy worked with Hiroshi's widow Yoko Yoshimura on the reissue, which features reproductions of the original art and liner notes, as well as new writings from Doran, Croy and Yoshimura. The label says more Yoshimura reissues are on the way.
Light In The Attic will distribute Empire Of Signs, offering Music For Nine Post Cards individually and bundled with the upcoming 17853 Records reissue of Yoshimura's album Pier & Loft.
Listen to three tracks from Music For Nine Post Cards.
01. Water Copy
04. Dance PM
05. Ice Copy
06. Soto Wa Ame - Rain Out Of Window
07. View From My Window
08. Urban Snow
Empire Of Signs will release Music For Nine Post Cards on November 17th, 2017.