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Hiroshi Ebina // It Just Is TAPE

Hiroshi Ebina // It Just Is TAPE

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This is the latest work released by Tokyo ambient writer Hiroshi Ebina in April 2022 from the ambient label Mystery Circles in Las Vegas, USA, limited to 4 pieces.

Includes 7 warm ambient songs with a slight sleep. DL code included.

Labels and other worksthis /// Click here to see more Mystery Circles releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 70. 3-panel j-card featuring photography by Hiroshi Ebina.

Mystery Circles:

"Hiroshi Ebina's'It Just Is' does not represent any idea or theme proposed by the artist. Therefore, all kinds of interpretation by listeners are valid.

Experiencing art of any kinds is about conversation with ourself, not the artists. When artwork (in this case music) is stripped away from meaning specified by the artist, the audience is left with nothing but their own subjective experience of the sound, environment and psychological state. This album encourages listeners to rediscover themselves through the act of listening.

The concept might reverberate with minimalist art developed during the 50's and 60's. More importantly, however, Hiroshi refers to stone gardens at zen temples, especially one at Ryoanji, as inception for this album. Ryoanji's stone garden, known for inspiring artists such as John Cage and Andy Warhol, does not represent any motifs or objects. We do not know who actually made the garden. All of these characteristics of the garden encourage us to see the garden (ie, stones in many different shapes) as they are without any knowledge or prejudice.

The album title is a quote from Haemin Sunim's book “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down.” Sunim points out, by quoting Buddha's words, that the boundary between our mind and the world out there is illusionary. What we perceive is created in our mind, and thereby the world we experience does not come detached from our consciousness.

Only acoustic instruments were used to create the album. Hiroshi then processed all of these instruments using eurorack modules and tape machines.
 "

Artist: Hiroshi Ebina

Label: Mystery Circles

This is the latest work released by Tokyo ambient writer Hiroshi Ebina in April 2022 from the ambient label Mystery Circles in Las Vegas, USA, limited to 4 pieces.

Includes 7 warm ambient songs with a slight sleep. DL code included.

Labels and other worksthis /// Click here to see more Mystery Circles releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 70. 3-panel j-card featuring photography by Hiroshi Ebina.

Mystery Circles:

"Hiroshi Ebina's'It Just Is' does not represent any idea or theme proposed by the artist. Therefore, all kinds of interpretation by listeners are valid.

Experiencing art of any kinds is about conversation with ourself, not the artists. When artwork (in this case music) is stripped away from meaning specified by the artist, the audience is left with nothing but their own subjective experience of the sound, environment and psychological state. This album encourages listeners to rediscover themselves through the act of listening.

The concept might reverberate with minimalist art developed during the 50's and 60's. More importantly, however, Hiroshi refers to stone gardens at zen temples, especially one at Ryoanji, as inception for this album. Ryoanji's stone garden, known for inspiring artists such as John Cage and Andy Warhol, does not represent any motifs or objects. We do not know who actually made the garden. All of these characteristics of the garden encourage us to see the garden (ie, stones in many different shapes) as they are without any knowledge or prejudice.

The album title is a quote from Haemin Sunim's book “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down.” Sunim points out, by quoting Buddha's words, that the boundary between our mind and the world out there is illusionary. What we perceive is created in our mind, and thereby the world we experience does not come detached from our consciousness.

Only acoustic instruments were used to create the album. Hiroshi then processed all of these instruments using eurorack modules and tape machines.
 "

Artist: Hiroshi Ebina

Label: Mystery Circles