Yabuki, Shiho – The Body Is A Message Of The Universe - からだは宇宙のメッセージ [IMPORT] – New LP
Limited edition reissue of 1000 copies. Pressed on black vinyl for better sound quality. Includes an insert.
Limited edition reissue of this legendary, rare and unusually dreamy electronic ambient album. Originally created and released in a small edition in Japan back in 1987 by the mysterious musician/magician Shiho. The album features floating shimmering synthesizer textures. It’s unique and extra ordinarily serene with shifting tone colors and spatial textures bringing the listener to a special magic place. It’s as beautiful as it‘s captivating. There’s also a haunting edge to parts of the album sounding like what could originally have influenced David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti when they composed the soundtrack to the original Twin Peaks series. Shiho who loves to make improvisational music began studying classic piano at the age of five. She says she gets inspiration from the celestial realms, but she never considers melody. She draws a musical picture. Creativity is the unfolding of the unknown realms within the self. Through our chosen ways of expression, each of us is daily creating a unique universe, a unique environment. The universe created by each and every being in endless repetition are messages of the universe. The breath of this music, expressed from my present environment, flowing through a myriad of places as environmental music is my expression of The Body Is A Message Of The Universe. Part of the album also saw a limited US CD release in the late 1980s which is hard to come by today. Although Shiho Yabuki continued her career in Japan, both as a musician and magician and became a pioneer of healing music in Asia, for most western listeners it was like Shiho was one of those mysterious artists who puts out an album and then is never heard from again
Composed By, Arranged By – 矢吹紫帆* Design – David Forsberg Design [Apollon] – Tokiko S. Martin Electric Bass – Tadashi Horio Executive-Producer – Stefan Kéry Illustration [Inner Jacket] – Junko Hangi Liner Notes [Back Cover] – Shiho* Liner Notes [Insert] – 荒屋晶子*, 清水榮一*, 山田恵諦*, 青木宏之*, 小堀光詮*, 増田正雄*, 角尾宗美*, 矢吹紫帆*, 森尻純夫*, 豊田貴志*, 古島町子, 坪松洋吉, 島田良明, 広瀬 薫* Producer [Apollon] – Makoto Miura (3) Producer [Assistant] – Kevin Eigel Producer [Sara] – Munemi Kadoh* Recording Supervisor [Sound Director / Apollon] – Masayoshi Masubuchi, Yasuhiro Kishimoto Remastered By – Håkan Åkesson Supervised By [Assistant Director] – 矢中 修* Supervised By [Director / Apollon] – Masakatsu Kawahara Supervised By [Director] – 藤岡裕志 Supervised By [Image Planner] – Eiichi Shimizu Synthesizer – Shiho Yabuki