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Music Interiors


Mix of Japanese new-age/ambient/minimalist music, mostly emanating from the corporate infrastructure of the 1980s asset bubble. FM synthesis, prefab “lifestyle” soundscapes and the illusion of nature in a hyper-urban environment.

Hiroshi Yoshimura – “Water Planet” from Soundscape 1: Surround
Toshifumi Hinata – “Colored Air” from Reality in Love
Midori Takada – “Mr. Henri Rousseau’s Dream” from Through the Looking Glass
Yas Kaz – “Jungle Book/Windscape” from Jomon-Sho
Yutaka Hirose – “Nova” from Sound Scape 2: Nova
Shiho Yabuki ‎– “Tomoshibi” from The Body Is A Message Of The Universe
Inoyama Land ‎– “Mizue” from Danzindan-Pojidon
Yoshio Ojima ‎– “Sealed” from Une Collection Des Chainons II: Music For Spiral
Yoichiro Yoshikawa ‎– “Nube” from Cyprus
Interior ‎– “Park” from Interior
Yasuaki Shimizu – “Kono Yo Ni Yomeri #2” from Kakashi
Hiroshi Yoshimura ‎– “Water Copy” from Music For Nine Post Cards
Yoichiro Yoshikawa – “Crater on the Moon” from Miracle Planet
Haruomi Hosono – “(In-store background music for Muji storefront)” from Muji BGM
Kenji Furukawa – “(Untitled Water Recording) from Sound Stream: Mizu

Fairlights Mallets and Bamboo Vol. 2 coming soon…

  1. ryan chittick on January 24th, 2013

    nice one! great mix, as always. can’t wait for V2 of fairlights…

  2. OvO on January 24th, 2013

    no one can do it better

  3. M Kitchell on January 24th, 2013

    what is the song that starts at 24:55? I’m obsessed with it and not very good at following the track listing.

  4. ryan chittick on January 24th, 2013

    @ m kitchell – that’s the inoyama land track.

  5. Scott Goodwin on January 24th, 2013

    Had no idea that Hosono did music for a Muji CD. Funny.

  6. gtd on January 25th, 2013

    thanks! nice to see you dropped some Interior in there.
    i love that album.

  7. bcr on January 27th, 2013

    love it. thanx so much.

  8. Simon on January 29th, 2013

    I am absolutely loving this, thanks so much. Such evocative music – makes me want to get hold of all the original works, but I expect they’re quite hard to find now, are they?

  9. Maxwell on January 29th, 2013

    Physically? Yes:

    Digitally, not so tough.

  10. Spencer on January 29th, 2013

    and yet not a single one of these came from the ln-cc sale…

    both the interior LP and yas kaz LP had US releases that are pretty easy to turn up in the new age bins. the others are findable but only if you’re shopping at disc union

  11. GTD on February 1st, 2013

    im loving this mix, great stuff!
    any chance you could share the 2 volumes of Yoshio Ojima Une Collection Des Chainons with us? id love to hear those in full.

  12. Dronesaur on February 10th, 2013

    Do you have that Hiroshi Yoshimura album in its entirety? If so, I would love you forever if you could share that, it seems impossible to find elsewhere based on the sample, it seems like something that I’ve been needing for a very long time.

  13. richie on February 10th, 2013

    thank you for this mix i really needed it thank you

  14. Spencer on February 11th, 2013

    there’s two yoshimura albums in the mix, which are you after? i can up “music for nine postcards” easily as i already have it digitized. i’ll get to the others one of these days! got four different LPs by him and they’re all great.

    worth noting that he was a member of taj mahal travellers (which is probably why you sometimes see his records listed as “fluxus” by people trying to hustle them)…

  15. Spencer on February 11th, 2013

    music for nine postcards:

    btw, i need the “pier & loft” cassette if anyone out there in the ether has a copy. will pay handsomely.

  16. jeff on February 15th, 2013

    hi spencer,

    i would appreciate green, or any other early hiroshi yoshimura stuff. would love to do a feature on him after hideki matsutake / isao tomita already in the queue. i don’t have enough of his music to do one properly yet.

    will get around to a big one on all the yen manifold stuff eventually :)

  17. james burling on February 27th, 2013

    this is an absolutely beautiful mix thank you so much for doing this and please do more if you can!!!! i’ve been listening to it constantly the last few days i love this stuff

  18. James on April 17th, 2013

    What’s the track that starts around 17:30 – is that Yas Kaz?

    Awesome mix!

  19. Spencer on May 15th, 2013

    17:30 is Yutaka Hirose – “Nova”

  20. Josias Galindo on June 29th, 2013

    hello, would love to hear your thoughts on a track I released on soundcloud

    thanks for listening

  21. Daniel on July 2nd, 2013

    Thanks for this.
    Fairlights Mallets and Bamboo Vol. 2? When?

  22. Daniel on October 18th, 2013

    Hi, Fairlights Mallets and Bamboo Vol. 2. Soon?

  23. Spencer on October 19th, 2013

    yes, soon!

  24. HAPPYDOGS on November 19th, 2013

    Do you have any more information on Kenji Furukawa – “(Untitled Water Recording) from Sound Stream: Mizu”? I can’t seem to find any information on this release.

  25. Tigran on May 11th, 2014

    Any chance for a download link for Music Interiors

  26. yannis on June 18th, 2014


    on (Any chance for a download link for Music Interiors thanks!)
    (will donate for hires)

  27. dave on June 26th, 2014

    ditto Yannis and Tigran. Would love another chance at a re-up download link for Music Interiors ! So good…

  28. D on June 27th, 2014

    How wonderful Music Interiors is! I would love a download link if this is possible. I can’t stop listening to it. It glues me to my seat.

  29. Tigran on August 7th, 2014

    2nd that! Donation also…any chance for Music Interiors download link?
    please :)

  30. Jamie on August 20th, 2014

    Hey Spencer – I have a high quality FLAC rip of the ‘Pier & Loft’ cassette, if that’s any help to you?

  31. Spencer on September 10th, 2014

    I’ve got that same rip of Pier & Loft…thanks though! Need the actual cassette.

    will try and get a DL link up here soon.

  32. Jamie on September 10th, 2014

    No worries – I’m sure we got it from the same source ;)

    I’ll keep a look out for the cass though. I’m after the Surround LP, can’t find it anywhere!

    Do you have a rip of ‘Music for Four Post Cards’, by any chance?

  33. Jamie on September 10th, 2014

    Actually it’s just called ‘Four Post Cards’ – it’s a posthumous release.

  34. Noel-23 on October 25th, 2014

    Spencer – AMAZING mix, Thank You for this and for both Fairlights Mallets + Bamboo mixes.

    Did you mean you’d try and get a DL link for this mix or for the Hiroshi Yoshimura ‘pier and loft’ FLAC rip you and Jamie were talking about? Because either would be fantastic.

    Or if Spencer isn’t around, Jamie could you post a link to that ‘Pier and Loft’ FLAC Rip?

  35. Jamie on November 9th, 2014

    Noel – I can’t forward you the link, but if you leave your email address then I’d be happy to send you the Pier & Loft FLACs :)

  36. Noel-23 on November 13th, 2014

    Jamie – THANK YOU SO MUCH! email is
    I really appreciate this – I’ve been on the hunt for ‘Pier & Loft’ and the ‘Surround’ LP for ages. Thanks again.

  37. Noel-23 on November 16th, 2014

    Jamie – THANK YOU SO MUCH :) my email is I’ve been looking for ‘Pier and :Loft’ and ‘Surround’ for ages, i REALLY appreciate this.

    (This is my second try at this comment, first try vanished)

  38. Gamall on February 11th, 2015

    I hope this isn’t too cheeky but I too would LOVE to hear the Pier & Loft cassette flac rip – could you send it ?

    Was thinking it’s kind of criminal how there isn’t a really good article about him out there – would be a lot of work but considering trying to do one – anyone with tips / advise / usual info / photos etc on this matter just email me at the email above – I probably won’t be able to get too far from NYC but will be in Japan again later this year…

    it’s largely down to this site I found out about him in the first place so BIG THANKS for that – def will include you in a story if it ever gets done…

  39. jeff on March 30th, 2015

    hi guys. i’m willing to share my dropbox folder with all the yoshimura if there is an interest. have everything but pier and loft, which i’d gladly add. will check in with spencer on soundcloud as well. thx!

  40. samba on April 1st, 2015

    Jeff, that would be amazing! I’ve been looking for Flora 1987 for a while now.

  41. Stephan on April 20th, 2015

    Hi Jamie and all, I’d love to have links for Pier & Loft, Surround and Four Post Cards, I’m at, maybe you can help me with this?

  42. ae on May 7th, 2015

    Hi, I am interested in a DL link of Interiors as well as gaining possible access to that Dropbox folder. I’m on

    Would be willing to trade anything for DL links

    Also, searching for Yen Manifold Vol. 1. Please help me out! Thank you <3

  43. unmode on June 3rd, 2015

    Hey, I would also like to get in on the Hiroshi Yoshimura material. Hit me up, much appreciated.

  44. lobotomy on June 13th, 2015

    i am interested in that drop box….
    i hope someone will share
    i like yoshimura a lot !!!

  45. Alexander on January 18th, 2016

    Hi all, perhaps someone could share the Dropbox link with me as well? I’d be extremely grateful. Thanks! I’m at alexander [dot] provan [at] gmail [dot] com

  46. unmode on February 17th, 2016

    hi, is that dropbox still about? id love to get in on it.

    unmode at cleverna dot me

    ta muchly!

  47. Nicolas on March 1st, 2016

    I’ve lurked on this thread for a year-plus but felt like a heel screaming, “Me too!” But my search for Pier & Loft has been utterly fruitless. If anyone can help me out, I’d be grateful and happy to share whatever I can to entice.

  48. Qbert on April 24th, 2016

    Hey sorry to be that guy, but I’ve been searching high and low for Hiroshi Yoshimura material. For the most part can’t even find it available for purchase anywhere. If that drop box link is still available I would be deeply grateful. having a hard time finding ‘pier and loft’ and a complete copy of ‘soundscapes 1: surround”. thank u!!

  49. Luke on May 1st, 2016

    If anyone can send me or direct me to Yoshimura albums I would greatly appreciate it (:

  50. bails on May 22nd, 2016

    Add me to the list, having a hard time finding Yoshimura albums. If that dropbox folder is still alive and kicking, please let me know Thanks in advance!