Go Hirano

Reflection of Dreams

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This obscure solo album from Japanese underground artist Go Hirano is a solo recording of much depth and beauty. Followers of the PSF label can expect an album in keeping with their extraordinary high standard of avant-garde music, yet this album stands out from the angular improvisation and overloaded psychedelia of Fushitsusha, Motuharu Yoshizwa, or Ghost. To call this music ambient would be a misconception through the most literal sense of the term. Go Hirano creates simple studies of overlaid sounds letting the acoustics of the environment affect and color the recordings. Using an array of acoustic instruments, including piano, pianica, organ, whindchime, glockenspiel, percussion, and voice, Go Hirano creates delicate folk-inspired avant-garde music that could not be further from the Japanese noise scene.

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