chihei hatakeyama was influenced by Fudaraku-tokai.
it is a form of the ascetic practice of sacrifice
performed in medieval Japan.
A monk undertaking this practice would set out to
sea in a small, single-sailed (but oar-less and rudderless)
boat in the hope of arriving at the southern paradise
of the Bodhisattva of Compassion (Avalokitesvara; Guanyin; Kannon).
the fudaraku tokai was carried out over twenty times between
the eleventh and seventeenth centuries.
chihei hatakeyama used only one sound file for making this album.
it is came from old vinyl.
chihei hatakeyama bought it at a small record shop in a bargain sale.
released June 12, 2013
Alone By The Sea recorded at WPM studio October, 2011.
Alone By The Sea II recorded at WPM studio October, 2011.
Alone By The Sea III at WPM studio October, 2011.
In Dreams recorded at WPM studio January, 2013.
Mixed and Mastered by Chihei Hatakeyama