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Kyoto

EP / 4th November 2022

Kyoto EP

The second of four multimedia projects documenting experiences in Japanese cities, this EP celebrates the nature and spirit of Kyoto.

Track list

  1. Moss Garden – 05:26
  2. Tombi (To the Circling Kites) – 06:13
  3. Sutra for Your Happiness – 02:07
  4. Nightfall in Gion – 03:30
  5. Mono No Aware – 06:30

Formats

Cassette
Special edition cassette includes mini fold-out locations map, track-by-track notes and translations, diary and ephemera gallery, holographic sticker. Quantity: TBC

Vinyl
One-off lathe-cut vinyl edition. Quantity: 1

Digital
Download and streaming.


Release

Pre-order: Friday 7th October, 2022.
Full release: Friday 4th November, 2022
UPC 198004 368315
Catalogue OTSN-02, published by Obvious Things. © All rights reserved.


Credits

Written, produced & mixed by Simon Collison.
Mastered by Simon Mills (One Half of Bent).
Artwork by Simon Collison & Geri Coady.

All samples recorded in Kyoto in 2016 and 2018.
The additional spoken word was provided by an anonymous acquaintance of Yusuke Sumida.


Site Nonsite

Site Nonsite is a project researching and documenting a connection to place. The site is the source, a place rich with scattered information and experiences; the nonsite is the resulting document, a multimedia abstraction of that place. (These guiding thoughts are adapted from land artist Robert Smithson’s 1968 Theory of Non-Sites .)


Track notes

Full track notes and location data will be available to read here soon. If you can't wait, beautiful PDFs are bundled with the Bandcamp download, available immediately. Printed material is also bundled with the special edition cassette.

“For any fans of electronic music with Japanese Ambient aesthetics, I can strongly recommend you catch up with this beautifully curated series of albums.” — Lippy Kid
“The right music stops time. That's what this EP does for me. It feels like Spring or Autumn, the seasons changing but changing as they always have done. It's familiar and magical in equal measure.” — Pete Clark.