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Sawasaki, Yoshihiro / Ginjo Onsen
Album:Ginjo Onsen Collection:General
Artist:Sawasaki, Yoshihiro Added:May 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-30 Pull Date:2011-08-01 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Jul 31Jul 3Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12Jun 5

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 29, 2011:Songs: Cantan
Ginjo Onsen Ii
4.Jun 22, 2011:Brownian Motion
Ginjo Onsen I
2.Jun 29, 2011:bricolage
Ginjo Onsen I
5.Jun 17, 2011:gilt
Ginjo Onsen I
3.Jun 23, 2011:Crailslide
Ginjo Onsen I
6.Jun 08, 2011:brain drip
Ginjo Onsen I

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-05-31 
The fifth release from legendary Japanese tape wizards Ginjoha. (They schlepped us their entire discography all the way over the Pacific Ocean!) Yoshihiro Sawasaki is part of a new generation of Japanese ambient producers and he is the mentor of Ken Ishii (the composer for the 1998 Winter Olympics ceremonies), who recommended his first demo to R&S Records. This two-sided tape has great astrological themes and chill, tranquil tones. “Nu Age music inspired of the Onsen of heaven.”


Side A: opens up with the sounds of slowly dripping water and thudding footsteps, then progresses into a warm wash of synthesizer with gentle electronic hissings that grow ever louder. The piece climaxes in gorgeous high-altitude harmony with a reoccurrence of the subtle water droplets.

Side B: Scattered airy downtempo over a rush of outer-space slithering electronica. Sawasaki returns to the techno roots that first made him popular in 1993.

Track Listing
1.Ginjo Onsen I 2.Ginjo Onsen Ii