Sawasaki, Yoshihiro / Ginjo Onsen
Album: Ginjo Onsen   Collection:General
Artist:Sawasaki, Yoshihiro   Added:May 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-05-30 Pull Date: 2011-08-01 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 31 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 29, 2011: Songs: Cantan
Ginjo Onsen Ii
4. Jun 22, 2011: Brownian Motion
Ginjo Onsen I
2. Jun 29, 2011: bricolage
Ginjo Onsen I
5. Jun 17, 2011: gilt
Ginjo Onsen I
3. Jun 23, 2011: Crailslide
Ginjo Onsen I
6. Jun 08, 2011: brain drip
Ginjo Onsen I

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-05-31
The fifth release from legendary Japanese tape wizards Ginjoha. (They schlepped us their entire discography all the way over the Pacific Ocean!) Yoshihiro Sawasaki is part of a new generation of Japanese ambient producers and he is the mentor of Ken Ishii (the composer for the 1998 Winter Olympics ceremonies), who recommended his first demo to R&S Records. This two-sided tape has great astrological themes and chill, tranquil tones. “Nu Age music inspired of the Onsen of heaven.”


Side A: opens up with the sounds of slowly dripping water and thudding footsteps, then progresses into a warm wash of synthesizer with gentle electronic hissings that grow ever louder. The piece climaxes in gorgeous high-altitude harmony with a reoccurrence of the subtle water droplets.

Side B: Scattered airy downtempo over a rush of outer-space slithering electronica. Sawasaki returns to the techno roots that first made him popular in 1993.

Track Listing
1. Ginjo Onsen I   2. Ginjo Onsen Ii