There's a timeless, lyrical quality to the work of Hidekazu Imashige. On his numerous Gallery Six releases to date, he has tirelessly explored the mysteries of nature through sound, using field recordings, lush drones and noise to create spacious worlds of startling lucidity and depth. Vividity, which ranks among Imashige's very finest works, consists of seven exquisite sound paintings embodying his philosophy of duality and complexity: ”Everything in the world has two faces, so we need to watch from both sides.” Neither dark ambient nor blissful chill out, instead inhabiting a place of both light and shadow, these nuanced pieces will reward every new listen with their subtlety, beauty and vividity.
released July 11, 2017
Written and produced by Hidekazu Imashige. Mastered by Gallery Six. Cover photo by Hidekazu Imashige.