Ambient kingpin Chihei Hatakeyama walks up the Forgotten Hill, comes right back down with new album on Room40

Ambient kingpin Chihei Hatakeyama walks up the Forgotten Hill, comes right back down with new album on Room40

Prolific Japanese ambient composer and White Paddy Mountain label boss Chihei Hatakeyama is back with Forgotten Hill, his latest full-length. The record is out September 20 via Room40, and features nine “sonic impressions” inspired by a journey to the burial mounds and Buddhist artifacts of Japan’s Asuka region.

Below you’ll find a video for the album’s title track, which basks in the familiar yet calming tones of Chihei’s treated guitars and appropriately airy, trippy visuals. Forgotten Hill will be released on vinyl in standard black and a nifty “clear smoke” edition. Head to Room40’s shop for pre-order information.


Forgotten Hill tracklisting:

01. Forgotten hill
02. Cherry blossom petals fall like heavy snow
03. Falling star
04. Sleeping queen
05. The constellation space
06. Staring at the mountain
07. Buddha statue without roof
08. The big stone tomb
09. Fugitive from wisteria filed

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