Unless you’ve been living in a cave in the middle of nowhere during the last decade, Chihei Hatakeyama‘s name sure must evoke powerful memories and delightful thoughts.
Born in 1978 and living in Tokyo, this prolific Japanese musician released his first full-length album ‘Minima Moralia‘ on Kranky in 2006, and during all these years in-between he became one of the most prominent ambient artists of our times. However, let’s admit that not much is known about the person behind these celestial drones, which is mostly due to linguistic barriers. We have decided to overcome these difficulties and find out as much as possible about this mysterious Japanese treasure. Chihei also prepared a guest mix for your listening pleasure, which might be one of the most soothing collection of sounds you could hear this year.
Read our interview HERE.