Satsuki Shibano - Wave Notation 3: Erik Satie 1984 2LP

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WRWTFWW Records announce the first official worldwide reissue of Satsuki Shibano's Wave Notation 3: Erik Satie 1984, the final album from the sound-defining Wave Notation environmental music series curated by Satoshi Ashikawa. Originally released in 1984 on the Sound Process label, Wave Notation 3 followed Ashikawa's own Still Way (1982) and Hiroshi Yoshimura's Music For Nine Postcards (1982). The highly sought-after album is sourced from the original master tape. Wave Notation 3 is a splendid tribute to seminal French composer and pianist Erik Satie, himself one of the main influences behind kankyō ongaku/environmental music (alongside Brian Eno, John Cage, to name a few). The alphabetically-sequenced album features 26 pieces showcasing Shibano's unique piano interpretation of Satie's works. The artist explains: "For this album, I sequenced the compositions in alphabetical order of each title, irrespective of the period of each composition or style. By doing this, I attempted to effectively create 'Music as an environment' and at the same time, allow the listener to genuinely experience Satie's music." Satsuko Shibano's minimalistic approach to ambient classical is simply perfect and offers a beautiful and tranquil listening experience, furniture music with extra comfort and soothing simplicity, relaxing to the mind and to the soul. This Wave Notation deserves a spot among the pillars of Japanese environmental music, next to Midori Takada's Through The Looking Glass, Hiroshi Yoshimura's Green, and Satoshi Ashikawa's Still Way. For fans of furniture music, environmental music, music as an environment for furniture, ambient, Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Erik Satie, Brian Eno, minimalism. Includes English and Japanese liner notes by the artist, was supervised by Japanese ambient legend Yoshio Ojima.

Track List:

  • La Balançoire (Sports et Divertissements) 1914
  • Berceuse (Enfantillages pittoresques) 1913
  • Caresse 1897
  • Ce que dit la petite princesse des tulipes (Menus propos enfantins) 1913
  • 5ème Gnossienne 1889
  • Colin-Maillard (Sports et Divertissements) 1914
  • Danses de travers (Pièces froides) 1897
  • 2ème Gnossienne 1890
  • 2ème Gymnopédie 1888
  • Harmonie 1895?
  • Idylle (Avant-dernières pensées) 1915
  • Idylle cynique (Préludes flasques 1912
  • Lui manger sa tartine (Peccadilles importunes) 1913
  • La pêche (Sports et Divertissements) 1914
  • Petite ouverture à danser 1900
  • Petit prélude à la journée (Enfantillages pittoresques) 1913
  • Prière 1895?
  • 4ème Gnossienne 1891
  • 4ème Nocturne 1919
  • Rêverie du pauvre 1900
  • Son binocle (Les trois valses distinguées du précieux dégoûté) 1914
  • Songe creux 1906-08?
  • Sur un vaisseau (Descriptions automatiques) 1913
  • Tyrolienne turque (Croquis et agaceries d'un gros bonhomme en bois) 1913
  • Vexation 1895?
  • Voix d'intérieur (Préludes flasques) 1912