Yasuaki Shimizu: Music for Commercials

Music for Commercials

Yasuaki Shimizu

  • US $20.99  

  • Release Date 15 September 2017
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Vinyl LP
Crammed Discs

Originally issued by Crammed Discs in 1987, Yasuaki Shimizu's legendary album ‘Music For Commercials’ is one of the most sought-after releases in their legendary 'Made to Measure' series.

Remastered vinyl with colour inner sleeve + download code card.

Known for his numerous albums, soundtracks, and collaborations with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Van Dyke Parks, Pierre Barouh, Bjork and Elvin Jones, composer and saxophonist Yasuaki Shimizu wrote and recorded this brilliant and inventive collection of short pieces, initially conceived for Japanese TV commercials (and bearing sweet titles such as "Seiko", "Sharp", "Honda" etc).

These twenty-three tracks (each clocking in at two minutes or less, except one longer piece composed for a computer-animation short) abound with hit-and-run sound collages, twittering computers, and energetic ricocheting between myriad styles of music. This album has achieved near-mythical status in the last few years, which have seen artists such as Oneohtrix Point Never sing its praise.

1 Tachikawa  
2 Seiko 1  
3 Seiko 2  
4 Sen-Nen 1  
5 Ricoh 1  
6 Seiko 3  
7 Boutique Joy  
8 Seiko 4  
9 Ricoh 2  
10 Laox  
11 Shiseido  
12 Seiko 5  
13 Sharp  
14 Sen-Nen 2  
15 Honda  
16 Suntory  
17 Knorr  
18 Bridgestone 1  
19 Bridgestone 2  
20 Bridgestone 3  
21 Bridgestone 4  
22 Bridgestone 5  
23 ka-Ch-Fu-Getsu  
24 Seibu