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Worldwide, DLP: 350gsm Heavyweight Sleeve, Liner Notes, Sticker

Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Ambient, Environmental, Piano, Furniture Music

Tracklisting DLP

Tracklisting DLP
A1. La Balançoire (Sports et Divertissements) 1914
A2. Berceuse (Enfantillages pittoresques) 1913
A3. Caresse 1897
A4. Ce que dit la petite princesse des tulipes (Menus propos enfantins) 1913
A5. 5ème Gnossienne 1889
A6. Colin-Maillard (Sports et Divertissements) 1914
B1. Danses de travers (Pièces froides) 1897
B2. 2ème Gnossienne 1890
B3. 2ème Gymnopédie 1888
B4. Harmonie 1895?
B5. Idylle (Avant-dernières pensées) 1915
B6. Idylle cynique (Préludes flasques) 1912
B7. Lui manger sa tartine (Peccadilles importunes) 1913
C1. La pêche (Sports et Divertissements) 1914
C2. Petite ouverture à danser 1900
C3. Petit prélude à la journée (Enfantillages pittoresques) 1913
C4. Prière 1895?
C5. 4ème Gnossienne 1891
C6. 4ème Nocturne 1919
D1. Rêverie du pauvre 1900
D2. Son binocle (Les trois valses distinguées du précieux dégoûté) 1914
D3. Songe creux 1906-08?
D4. Sur un vaisseau (Descriptions automatiques) 1913
D5. Tyrolienne turque (Croquis et agaceries d’un gros bonhomme en bois) 1913
D6. Vexation 1895?
D7. Voix d’intérieur (Préludes flasques) 1912


WRWTFWW Records is delighted to announce the first official worldwide reissue of Satsuki Shibano’s Wave Notation 3: Erik Satie 1984, the final album from the sound-defining Wave Notation environmental music series curated by Satoshi Ashikawa. Originally released in 1984 on the Sound Process label, Wave Notation 3 followed Ashikawa’s own Still Way (1982) and Hiroshi Yoshimura's Music For Nine Postcards (1982).

The highly sought-after album, sourced from the original master tape, is available as a double LP (housed in a luxurious heavyweight sleeve) for the first time ever. Digipack CD and digital formats are also available. This exclusive reissue, including English and Japanese liner notes by the artist, was supervised by Japanese ambient legend Yoshio Ojima.

Wave Notation 3 is a splendid tribute to seminal French composer and pianist Erik Satie, himself one of the main influences behind kankyo ongaku / environmental music (alongside Brian Eno, John Cage to name a few). The alphabetically-sequenced album features 26 pieces showcasing Shibano's unique piano interpretation of Satie’s works.

The artist explains: « For this album, I sequenced the compositions in alphabetical order of each title, irrespective of the period of each composition or style. By doing this, I attempted to effectively create ‘Music as an environment’ and at the same time, allow the listener to genuinely experience Satie’s music. »

Satsuko Shibano’s minimalistic approach to ambient classical is simply perfect and offers a beautiful and tranquil listening experience, furniture music with extra comfort and soothing simplicity, relaxing to the mind and to the soul. This Wave Notation deserves a spot among the pillars of Japanese environmental music, next to Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass, Hiroshi Yoshimura’s Green, and Satoshi Ashikawa’s Still Way.

Points of interests

For fans of furniture music, environmental music, music as an environment for furniture, ambient, Midori Takada, Satoshi Ashikawa, Hiroshi Yoshimura, of course Erik Satie, Brian Eno, minimalism, piano, classical, complete record collections classified by genre, soothing sounds, waves and notations.

First official reissue of Satsuki Shibano’s Wave Notation 3: Erik Satie 1984, sourced from the original master tape, remastered and available in the double LP format for the first time.