Chihei Hatakeyama joined by the excellent Sakana Sosomi. he has many releases from “Mille Plateaux” and “Extreme” as Maju and neina.
"Frozen Silence" was recorded in Hosomi’s studio and live performance.
minimalistic electric guitar and synth transformed to imaginary drone sound. meditative piece with a slow drone sounds is reminiscent of the sound of broken ice sounds. cover art photo was shouted on “iceland republic” by Harumi Shimizu.
He also performs under the names “Maju”, “Neina” and “Hosomi”. His sound full of organic nicety attracts fans from all over the world. The world of the sound is so unique beyond comparison and it gains immense credibility especially from artists and musicians in Japan: his activity as a keyboardist / arranger / producer spreads to production of Akino Arai and Minakumari, song arrangement for Akiko Yano, collaboration with Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Hirotaka Shimizu, MIGU, dip etc. He also has released numerous songs from the Australian label “EXTREME” and the German label “Mille Plateaux”. He is even gaining speed of his activity in Japan that includes a participation in the Ryuichi Sakamoto’s presidential project “Kizunaworld” and release of his own album “Tokoshie” from Pure Heart Label produced by Akino Arai.
Chihei Hatakeyama is A Sound Artist And Musician Living On The Outskirts Of Tokyo. He Has Performed For Years Under His Given Name And Also As One Half Of The Electroacoustic Duo Opitope, Along With Tomoyoshi Date. Hatakeyama Polychromes Memory-Evoking Soundscapes With Various Recorded Materials Of Electric, Acoustic Instruments Such As Electric Guitars, Vibraphone, And Piano. His Releases Is On Kranky, Room 40, Under The Spire, Hibernate Records, Magic Book Records, Home Nomal, OwnRecords And Spekk (As Opitope)..