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"Maybe" was composed during early 2017. Hatakeyama was inspired by walking around famous old battlefield " Sekigahara" in West Japan for this album in 2016 summer. he ace came up ruins of military position mainly "ishida" "otani" "Ukita" etc. It was a sudden heavy rain that day, there was also a lightning strike. in that place he got a special impression while being struck by the rain. he projected that feeling on this album.
It is like a non-ordinary view such as "mujo" in Japanese or a melancholic.

sound source of this album was made upped from analog synthesizer ” α juno-2” and electric guitar “Fender Stratocaster”.
long time drone music was 68 minutes in total.

Chihei Hatakeyamaの最新作『Maybe』は2017年初頭あたりに作曲された曲を纏めたものである。この作品の着想は2016年6月にツアーの合間に訪れた
関ヶ原古戦場の散策からスタートしている。そこで、主に西軍の陣跡を中心に半日かけて回った経験やそこで得たインスピレーションを元に作曲をした。
アルバムタイトル『Maybe』はあり得たかもしれない、違った未来を意味していて、つまり西軍敗北にいたるメロンコリアや後悔といった感情を美学的に
音像化した作品である。思い出される風景は大谷吉継の陣跡から眺める松尾山であり、ポツンと山の中に寂れた大谷吉継主従の墓である。
メインに仕様した楽器はRolandの『α juno 2』で、このヴィンテージマシンが持つ独特の柔らかい音色、淡く、甘い、音像、リヴァーブ、コーラスなどが
霞の向こうにある幻の未来に向かって、解き放たれているようである。また、Maybeは古代史3部作に続く、戦国3部作の第1弾目の予定である。



Chihei Hatakeyama is a sound artist , an organizer and mastering engineer who was born in 1978, and lives in the 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 got involved in playing music through strumming a electric guitar in a few rock-oriented bands in his teenage years. Subsequently a laptop computer superseded his bands as his main platform. Hatakeyama polychromes memory- evoking soundscapes with various recorded materials of acoustic instruments such as guitars, vibraphone, and piano; mostly played by hand and processed time and time again via laptop. His first album Minima Moralia was commissioned for release by the Chicago-based label kranky in early 2006.
Since then his many album was released by Room 40, Under The Spire, Hibernate Records, Magic Book Records, Home Nomal, OwnRecords, Spekk, Dronarivm, Constellation Tatsu, Glacial Move- ments Records and his own label White Paddy Mountain. In 2013 Hatakeyama founded the record label White Paddy Montain, which since then has released over 40 recordings by some of the most accomplished musicians and modern ambient musicians, Shoegazer and folk musicians in Japan.
Recent years Hatakeyama continues to evolve his sound by analog synthesizer, modular synthesizer and compact guitar effector. Hatakeyama approaches some modular synthesizer and electric guitar drone project with an expectation of new directions.
www.chihei.org chihei-mastering.com

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released October 11, 2017

all musics written, mixed and mastered by chihei hatakeyama
artwork by WPM

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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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