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Escapism

by H.Takahashi

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Escape 08:00
2.
Crystal 01:54
3.
Sink 06:24
4.
Warp 03:45
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Sustainable 08:20
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Embryo 03:33
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*For the occasion of the 5-year anniversary of H. Takahashi's Escapism, a limited commemorative edition with 2 bonus tracks and expanded artwork has been remastered and pressed on white vinyl.*


2018 TEXT:
Tokyo architect Hiroki Takahashi is a world-builder both in matter and sound. His latest collection of serene micro-miniatures was inspired by “the dissatisfaction with reality that I feel on a daily basis.” Escapism offers exactly that: percolating patterns of fiberglass synthetics and fluorescent melody, assembled into minimalist bio-domes of refracted light and hanging gardens. Recorded during metropolitan commutes, afterhours office meditations, and various windows of urban stasis, the album’s six songs actualize the ambient muse of their maker, willing space from density, tranquility from tedium. As with his work in exotic atmosphere unit UNKNOWN ME, Takahashi’s touch is hushed, precise, and prismatic, coaxing spectrums of illusion and bliss in its tinted glass spirals: “Extreme tension produces extreme relaxation.”

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released September 28, 2018

Mastered by Matt Tammariello.
Design by Bobby Houlihan.

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