whiteawakening

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope whiteawakening

November 4, 2015
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", Ltd, RE, RM, DDS014
very very good pressing - surprised to hear it was mastered from vinyl?
redeye taking pre orders if you missed out at boomkat fyi
Bradx

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope Bradx

December 6, 2014
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", CR-34

Found this in a bargain bin on the floor of a record shop for £2 and in perfect condition. It's a task to get down there with the state of my knees - but well worth the effort in this case. Reminds me of why I like to look through cardboard boxes of records.
sunnyb

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope sunnyb

October 23, 2014
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", CR-34
beautiful, moving record.
thr33tim3

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope thr33tim3

January 3, 2013
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", CR-34

Who was Shinichi Atobe? Did he ever release anything else, under a different name perhaps? Surprising these four tracks were the only thing we ever heard from him....
One commenter on YT hypothesizes that it may have been an alias for René Löwe (Vainqueur), and I think this is plausible, but no one seems to know for sure...
witclub.net_AM

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope witclub.net_AM

December 30, 2014
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", CR-34
If he really exists (I have some doubts about it but I'm leaning to say that he DOES exist) it's still a mystery how a unknown guy from Japan has been able to get in contact with Chain Reaction guys and get a release. His music is as amazing as big is his mystery.
thr33tim3

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope thr33tim3

December 1, 2014
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", CR-34

Thanks for the replies! I was very excited to hear about a new/archival release from Shinichi Atobe, but was VERY disappointed when I heard it. It sounds to me like mediocre half-realized demos and throw-away outtakes to me, and has none of the depth or quality of this classic Chain Reaction 12". If this new collection was the best material he was able to produce over the past decade+, I guess I understand why he never released anything else... Oh well, perhaps there is more to come!
Bourbonman

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope Bourbonman

December 1, 2014
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", CR-34
Demdike Stare unearthed an address from the Basic Channel / Hardwax offices, they manage to track him down. So he IS Japanese, and he lives in Japan. They found out he had a lot of old and new stuff, so they released an album from the findings.
Hope he comes back and releases more because his only EP on CR is fantastic. And i also wonder why he remained so of the grid. Maybe he is one of those shy elusive individuals that puts an very high criticism to himself like Derrick May on what to release and has all the time in the world to do so. We can only hope for some more since long gone producer coming back again seems to be a thing these days.
mjago85

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope as reviewed by mjago85

January 4, 2007
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", CR-34

What is so remarkable about this release is how it takes those sounds familiar to most other Chain Reaction releases and puts them in a different context, a cleaner production realm containing beat structures more familiar to microhouse than experimental dub. This release is perhaps one of the best entry points for those looking to find out more about this great label as it has a fairly accessible sound; although it doesn't attain the greatness of some of the earlier releases, it captures the spirit.
mjago85

Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope mjago85

December 31, 2014
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", CR-34

When I wrote this eight years, this also had a far more accessible price point compared to most of the other Chain Reaction releases...
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Shinichi Atobe - Ship-Scope as reviewed by ----

May 29, 2006
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Ship-Scope, 12", CR-34
This is without a doubt, one of the best Chain Reaction releases I've heard... Wonderful, melancholic and deeply moving, the CR-staple analogue fuzz replaced with a slightly crisper fuzz. Excellent, and still available from Hardwax for those who are interested.