DR-42, CD ltd. 200 / DL

“Our intention is to affirm this life, not to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord”.

– John Cage

I recorded this album in the basement studio.
I recorded the sound output from the guitar amp and the speaker.
The sound seemed to be blowing.
In this album I worked underground in the bottom, so I imagined by creating an image of the sky.
So this album is the theme of desert and sky.

– Chihei Hatakeyama

Chihei Hatakeyama‘s pure white zen drone is one of those good ways to wake up, probably.


Chihei Hatakeyama is a sound artist and musician living on the outskirts of Tokyo. He has performed for years under his given name and also as one half of the electroacoustic duo Opitope, along with Tomoyoshi Date. Hatakeyama polychromes memory-evoking soundscapes with various recorded materials of electric, acoustic instruments such as electric guitars, vibraphone, and piano. His releases is Oon Kranky, Room 40, Under The Spire, Hibernate Records, Magic Book Records, Home Nomal, Own Records And Spekk (As Opitope).


  • all music written, mixed and mastered by Chihei Hatakeyama
  • cover photo by John Fowler

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