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Ghost Woods

by Chihei Hatakeyama

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Freeze I 07:36
Freeze II 07:11
Freeze III 21:27
Freeze IV 34:35


This album, named “Ghost Woods”, was created when Hatakeyama was invited to “Powell Street Festival” in Vancouver, Canada.
“Powell Street Festival” is a festival hosted by a Nikkei who lives in Vancouver(There are Japanese people all over the Vancouver in 80years ago), and started during the Second World War in order to keep the memory of Nikkei forced migration.
Most of the songs were composed in June 2019, and the fourth song “Freeze IV” was played live at the festival.
The album title “Ghost Woods” comes from the fictional forest that appears in “Twin Peaks”:David Lynch&Mark Frost.
The black lodge that is located in the forest on the border between Canada and the United States, Hatakeyama composed this album after receiving many imaginations.
The songs are hardened in a full-length drone / ambient style, each time the album progresses, it invites the deep world and the vastness of a vast and mysterious forest.

『Ghost Woods』と名付けられた今作は、畠山がカナダのバンクーバーの「パウエル・ストリート・フェスティヴァル』に招待された事を契機に制作された。「パウエル・ストリート・フェスティヴァル』はバンクーバー在住の日系人の主催するお祭りであり、第2次世界大戦の時に、日系人の強制移住の記憶を留めるために始まったものである。
ほとんどの楽曲は2019年の6月に作曲されており、4曲目の『Freeze IV』は同フェスティヴァルでライブ演奏された。また同曲は「ART SPACE BAR BUENA」にて不定期に行われている「Ambient Bar」の出演の際に原型が演奏されている。
アルバムタイトルの『Ghost Woods』の由来はデヴィット・リンチ、マークフロストのコンビで知られるドラマ「Twin Peaks」に登場する架空の森である。カナダとアメリカの国境に広がり、その森にあるというブラックロッジ、畠山はそこから多くのイマジネーションを受けこのアルバムを制作した。


released August 28, 2019

cover photo by Mark Mushet

all songs recorded during April 2018 to July 2019
edited and mixed during May to July 2019
all music written, mixed and mastered by Chihei Hatakeyama



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White Paddy Mountain 東京都, Japan

white paddy mountain is a small record label based in Japan.
Chihei Hatakeyama is A Sound Artist And Musician Living On The Outskirts Of Tokyo.

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