Hiroshi Yoshimura ‎– Pier & Loft

17853 Records ‎– RFLP004
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Horizon I've Ever Seen Before 10:32
A2 Signal F 2:42
A3 Tokyo Bay Area 9:08
B1 Wavy-patterned Ice Cream 5:17
B2 Kamome Dayori 7:24
B3 The Sea In My Palm 8:35
B4 In The Sea Breeze 2:07

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℗ 2017 17853 Records Tokyo, Japan.

Includes 11x11” double sided insert with notes in Japanese and English.

Recorded at YOSHIMURA-studio, Tokyo Sep.-Nov. 1983
Original art direction and design: Hiroko Matsuda
Originally released by cassette tape from Fukusei Gijutsu Boubou in 1983

Special thanks to: Yoko Yoshimura, Yoshio Ojima, Etsuo Oshime

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (Etched)): ELYOUAYO RFLP-004 A2 YMM W.D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A (Stamped)): -44487-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (Etched)): ELYOUAYO RFLP-004 B2 YMM W.D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (Stamped)): -44487-

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May 14, 2018
Another re-press is on the way, should be available late this month or next.


March 14, 2018
My copy from Red Eye has quite a lot of crackling and distortion on Side A, especially at the beginning of Track 1 - quite unfortunate for such a beautiful album.


October 27, 2017

It's hard to imagine this was pulled from a cassette. My copy sounds great. So glad Yoshimura's work is getting reissued for new ears to explore.


October 12, 2017

My first visit to Japan a couple of weeks ago and I find myself searching with my eldest daughter, who also loves music and vinyl, for a little record store named BEAMS in Harajuku in the rain at night, magical.
We found it and the young man at the counter asked me what kind of music I liked. When I mentioned Brian Eno he pointed immediately to this record and placed it on the turntable for me. Soon the store (and the alley outside the shop) was filled with Yoshimura's beautiful music.
I was entranced and was so happy to heve been introduced to this artist and album. I also feel lucky to have been able to buy the first repressing, as isma. has said and as the man in BEAMS also told me, it was getting very hard to find. Now I am back in Australia and every time I place this on the turntable I am reminded of Japan and the first record I bought there (and makes me want to return!)


September 26, 2017

Well, what a re-release! Unbelievable to get a Yoshimura record for a decent price. Truly one of the most impressive new age / ambient composer of all time, never too much, never too kitsch. Thank you so much, great pressing, great cover, great music.


September 19, 2017

First batch sold out in many shops but this is being repressed, should be back at the end of october....