Chihei Hatakeyama ‎– A Long Journey

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CD, Album, Limited Edition

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1 Morning Arrive On The Island 2:02
2 Waves 4:05
3 Confession 7:12
4 The Moon Reflecting On The Surface Of The Ocean 2:52
5 Within New Trees 5:06
6 A Quiet Pond 1:18
7 The Distant Sound Of A Bustle 4:30
8 Calm
Performer [A Collaboration With] – Federico Durand
9 White Light 2:07
10 Haze From The River 4:36
11 The Dance Of The Sea 2:55



Limited edition of 1,000 copies.
Packaged in a 4 panel Digipak cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 060195 510734
  • Matrix / Runout: HOME_N11
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP76
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7308

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
home n011 Chihei Hatakeyama A Long Journey(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Home Normal home n011 UK 2010
home n011 Chihei Hatakeyama A Long Journey(11xFile, FLAC, Album) Home Normal home n011 UK 2010



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January 6, 2017

I really love all of Hatakeyama's work, but if I would have to recommend one album as an introduction to his sound, this is the one. A Long Journey is a metaphor for life, Hatakeyama's image of the journey of birth to death, a collection of serene dreamscapes based on field recording material gathered in San Francisco during 2006, mixed with guitar-based pieces, as well as gorgeous piano elements, inspired by Shinto religion of Japan. According to Hatakeyama "Shinto teaches us that everything has a spiritual essence (a ‘Kami’). This loosely translates as a spirit, or god even. There being a myriad of these Kami, they reside in everything but some places are considered to have a more scared spirit within them. Quite often these are rocks, rivers, trees, mountains and other such calming natural places, hence why so many shrines are built in such unique areas."