Hiroshi Yoshimura

Hiroshi Yoshimura (Japanese: 吉村弘; 22 October 1940 – 23 October 2003) was a Japanese musician and composer. He is considered a pioneer of ambient music in Japan.

Graduated from Waseda University, later a faculty member.
Started the computer music group "Anonyme" in 1972. In addition to the activities of solo performance and improvisational music, made music production for galleries, museums, building space, train stations. Was at the forefront of environmental music
Died 23 October 2003 (aged 63).


WNC001 Hiroshi Yoshimura - Music For Nine Post Cards album art Hiroshi Yoshimura Music For Nine Post Cards (Album) Sound Process WNC001 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
FGW-2003 Hiroshi Yoshimura - Pier & Loft album art Hiroshi Yoshimura Pier & Loft (Album) Fukusei Gijutsu Kohboh FGW-2003 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
SSD-1206 Hiroshi Yoshimura - A・I・R (Air In Resort) album art Hiroshi Yoshimura A・I・R (Air In Resort)(LP, Album, Promo, Whi) Shiseido SSD-1206 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
T25SD-1 Hiroshi Yoshimura - Soundscape 1: Surround album art Hiroshi Yoshimura Soundscape 1: Surround (Album) Misawa Home T25SD-1 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
AIR-001 Hiroshi Yoshimura - Green album art Hiroshi Yoshimura Green (Album) AIR Records Inc. AIR-001 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
C32SD-4 Hiroshi Yoshimura - 静けさの本 = Static album art Hiroshi Yoshimura 静けさの本 = Static (Album) Misawa Home C32SD-4 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
none Hiroshi Yoshimura - 吉村弘の耳 「音の島」 album art 吉村弘* 吉村弘の耳 「音の島」(Cass, Album) Sound Process Design none Japan 1992 Sell This Version
HRD-1001 Hiroshi Yoshimura - Wet Land = ウェット・ランド album art Hiroshi Yoshimura Wet Land = ウェット・ランド (Album) Eastworld HRD-1001 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
KAO-001 Hiroshi Yoshimura - Face Music album art Hiroshi Yoshimura Face Music(CD, Album) Shu Uemura Make Up School KAO-001 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
none Hiroshi Yoshimura - 環境演出音 album art Hiroshi Yoshimura 環境演出音(CD, Album) Sound Process Design none Japan 1995 Sell This Version
PRE-0070, PRE-0070-A Hiroshi Yoshimura - Quiet Forest = クワイエット・フォレスト album art Hiroshi Yoshimura Quiet Forest = クワイエット・フォレスト(CD, Album) Prem Promotion, Prem Promotion PRE-0070, PRE-0070-A Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CRESCD-011 Hiroshi Yoshimura - Four Post Cards album art Yoshimura Hiroshi* Four Post Cards (Album) Crescent (4) CRESCD-011 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
CD-1 Hiroshi Yoshimura - Soft Wave For Automatic Music Box album art Hiroshi Yoshimura Soft Wave For Automatic Music Box (Album) Nuvola CD-1 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PRY-0071 Hiroshi Yoshimura - Flora 1987 album art Hiroshi Yoshimura Flora 1987(CD, Album) PREM Promotion PRY-0071 Japan 2006 Sell This Version

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August 7, 2020
I'm in awe of Hiroshi's output. Pretty much became one of my favorite artists ever. Interesting considering how little was known of him during his life. For me the perfect outsider artist, only caring about music and very little about fame. His music really comes from within and...for the lack of better word, "real". It feels real and that's why people can connect to it across the globe. Some call it simple which makes it better, you don't need "complicated" processes to convey emotions. People can connect to his music because he conveys real emotions, not fake emotions created to sell music. It's very lucky he could do all this with also such great instruments like Rhodes and classic synthesizers instead of a computer. That just adds another layer to it.


April 6, 2020
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March 2, 2020
Please repress these releases. These sounds are amazing and deserve to expand into modern audiences.


February 13, 2020
I am a newcomer to Hiroshi Yoshimura. This music is calming, and to be able to have personal copies of all his music would be a blessing to anyone who wants it. I hope someone reads these requests and responds with release of his music.


September 30, 2019
If anyone at LITA or Empire of Signs is looking at this - please reissue the rest of Yoshimura’s albums! Flora, Green, Soundscape 1, Wet Land - these are all absolutely perfect albums, and deserve to be shared with everyone all over again on CD and vinyl. Don’t let these masterpieces fade away!

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