Hiroshi YoshimuraPier & Loft

Label:17853 Records – RFLP004
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Style:Experimental, Minimal, Ambient


A1Horizon I've Ever Seen Before10:32
A2Signal F2:42
A3Tokyo Bay Area9:08
B1Wavy-patterned Ice Cream5:17
B2Kamome Dayori7:24
B3The Sea In My Palm8:35
B4In The Sea Breeze2:07

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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

Runouts etched, except for Pallas catalog number "-44487-" stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Pier & Loft (Cassette, Album, C46)Fukusei Gijutsu KohbohFGW-2003Japan1983
  • madotsukig1rl's avatar
    any news of a repress? got in on this album a couple years too late.
    • Ingramme's avatar
      Edited 7 months ago
      An amazing album. This really needs a re-release on CD.
      • djsgribbs's avatar
        Perfect pressing. Perfect. Difficult task considering ambient music is one of the more difficult to translate to vinyl.

        Here to echo the other positive commented below. Worth the time/investment getting a good copy.
        • ricstultz's avatar
          Edited 3 years ago
          Incredible record with an incredible pressing. Mine is dead silent and dynamic. I’ve got lots of ambient albums, this one tops the list.
          Edit: just noticed this was pressed at Pallas, that makes sense for the quality of this.
          • m.p.halsall's avatar
            Great pressing for an incredible album! Happy Customer! Need more Yoshimura on vinyl!
            • _Obscuremuse_'s avatar
              Edited 4 years ago
              If you were turned off by the lack of QC of the initial run of Music for Nine Post Cards by Empire of Signs, Rest assured this album got its due. Amazing pressing, just how it should be for the master.
              • fivekidstofeed's avatar
                Another re-press is on the way, should be available late this month or next.
                • cogito8's avatar
                  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.
                  • IntervalSignal's avatar
                    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.
                    • artpunk's avatar
                      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!)



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