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INOYAMA LAND - Commissions: 1977-2000 2LP (colour vinyl)

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INOYAMA LAND - Commissions: 1977-2000 2LP (colour vinyl)

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Remastered from original tapes in cooperation with the artist.
Indie Retail Exclusive “Clear” colour vinyl. 
Interview with Makoto Inoue and Yasushi Yamashita and liner notes by Spencer Doran / Maxwell August Croy. 

Makoto Inoue and Yasushi Yamashita’s Inoyama Land project spans nearly four decades, still active to this day. A portmanteau of their family names, the “Land” of Inoyama hovers between imagined mythical space and concrete reality, extending beyond physical releases into installations, site-specific sound design and theatre scores. After their famed Haruomi Hosono-produced 1983 release Danzindan-Pojidon, the duo became involved in the budding environmental music business that was taking shape in Tokyo during the development boom of the asset bubble – working directly with figures like Hiroshi Yoshimura (with whom they developed sound design for the International Stadium in Yokohama) and Takashi Sekiguchi (Bamboo from Asia). 

This collection expands upon their sound heard on Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 to illuminate material that is even lesser known outside of Japan – some of it presented publicly for the first time. 

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