Tetsu Inoue ‎– World Receiver

Instinct Ambient ‎– amb6002-2
CD, Album


1 Inter Link 10:31
2 Health Loop 8:15
3 Elevator Drops 9:31
4 Background Story 8:12
5 Invitable Colour 8:09
6 Mood Swing 8:46
7 Smile 10:04

Companies, etc.



℗ © 1996 Instinct Records.
Printed in the USA.

Environmental recordings from: Japan, Thailand, Pakistan, Germany, U.S.A.

Free Tibet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 20841 60022 0
  • Matrix / Runout: MANUFACTURED BY KAO ***AL0010668-02* 00 00000 AMB6002

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INFX 015 Tetsu Inoue World Receiver(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Infraction INFX 015 US 2006 Sell This Version
PI 001 Tetsu Inoue World Receiver(7xFile, AAC, 256) Fax +49-69/450464 PI 001 Germany 2007


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May 31, 2016

The absolute pinnacle of environmental ambience, a must for any self respecting music lover..


September 27, 2014
I've listened Health loop from World receiver hundreds of times...never get bored of it. Unique piece of ambient there.


June 24, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

If I were to have only one CD left, my choice would be "World Receiver" by Tetsu Inoue. This is the album I never get bored of, as it does have some unique blend of environmental recordings (from Japan, Thailand, Pakistan, Germany, U.S.A. as the inlay says), traditional Japanese melodies and vivid multilayered sonic collages, which sounds different with every listen and creates deeper understanding of human feelings and emotions. Trippy, microscopic and yet accessible, the music seems to enclose a deeper meaning, which is somehow impossible to understand up to the end, as if some details escape my attention but strangely continue to hold interest. No other ambient album has the same effect on me, so I highly recommend "World Receiver" to all lovers of intellectual electronic music. A whole lot of things it offers to discover.


June 15, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

One of my favorite ambient releases ever. The sounds here make me feel like I am a satellite orbiting in space intercepting random transmissions from all around the world. Either that or lying on my back gazing upwards drifting off into the void between levels of awareness.


November 13, 2002

this disc, to me, defines what ambient music *is.* self-explanatory, so i won't wax on about it. as an aside, inoue has a funny cameo taking field recordings inside his apartment in the film 'modulations'.