Technodrome

by Motohiko Hamase

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Ambient House Music Inspired by John Cage, Brian Eno, and Jon Hassell
    From Jazz Bassist & Electronic Experimentalist MOTOHIKO HAMASE
    Originally Released in 1993 via NEWSIC / WACOAL ART CENTER
    Co-produced by YOSHIO OJIMA
    First Time on Vinyl Ever
    With Liner Notes
    Reissued in Conjunction with Hamase’s #Notes of Forestry and Anecdote albums
    From the ESPLANADE_SERIES
    An Archival Focus on Yoshio Ojima, Satsuki Shibano, and Motohiko Hamase

    Side A

    1. Invisible city 6:09
    2. Technodrome 8:37
    3. Imagery 7:18
    4. Opaque 5:48

    Side B

    1. End of legal fiction 8:48
    2. Chirico 3:44
    3. Moriana 8:22
    4. Lattice (for saxophone quartet) 6:10


    All compositions by Motohiko Hamase
    Produced by Motohiko Hamase
    Co-produced by Yoshio Ojima

    All instruments, recording, mixing by Motohiko Hamase except “Lattice”

    Recorded October to December, 1992 at Studio Lung, Tokyo
    Mastered by Tomoshi Ogawa at Hitokuchizaka Studio, January 8, 1993
    Newly Mastered at Quiet Chamber Studio, 2018
    Engineered by Rei Shimizu

    “Lattice” personal
    Harmo Saxophone Quartet: Kin-ichi Nakamura (ss), Akemi Endo (as), Shin-ichi Iwamoto (ts), Katsuki Tochio (bs)
    Recorded March 8, 1991 at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno, Tokyo
    Performance at Harmo Saxophone Quartet Regular concert No. 4

    Art Direction and Design: Yusaku Sato
    Editorial and Copy: Kazuo Iguchi (Le Bel)
    Liner notes Motohiko Hamase
    Liner Translation by Michiko Takeda

    From Wacoal Art Center
    Executive Producer: Etsuo Oshime
    Associate Producer: Nobuhito Kunugi, Yorika Yamagami

    Hamase Uses ENSONIQ DP/4
    All songs except “Lattice” recorded and mixed by digidesign ProTools system
    Special thanks to Cameo interactive, Ltd. (Mr.T.T) and Digidesign Inc.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Ambient House Music Inspired by John Cage, Brian Eno, and Jon Hassell
    From Jazz Bassist & Electronic Experimentalist MOTOHIKO HAMASE
    Originally Released in 1993 via NEWSIC / WACOAL ART CENTER
    Co-produced by YOSHIO OJIMA
    With Liner Notes
    Reissued in Conjunction with Hamase’s #Notes of Forestry and Anecdote albums
    From the ESPLANADE_SERIES
    An Archival Focus on Yoshio Ojima, Satsuki Shibano, and Motohiko Hamase

    All compositions by Motohiko Hamase
    Produced by Motohiko Hamase
    Co-produced by Yoshio Ojima

    All instruments, recording, mixing by Motohiko Hamase except “Lattice”

    Recorded October to December, 1992 at Studio Lung, Tokyo
    Mastered by Tomoshi Ogawa at Hitokuchizaka Studio, January 8, 1993
    Newly Mastered at Quiet Chamber Studio, 2018
    Engineered by Rei Shimizu

    “Lattice” personal
    Harmo Saxophone Quartet: Kin-ichi Nakamura (ss), Akemi Endo (as), Shin-ichi Iwamoto (ts), Katsuki Tochio (bs)
    Recorded March 8, 1991 at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno, Tokyo
    Performance at Harmo Saxophone Quartet Regular concert No. 4

    Art Direction and Design: Yusaku Sato
    Editorial and Copy: Kazuo Iguchi (Le Bel)
    Liner notes Motohiko Hamase
    Liner Translation by Michiko Takeda

    From Wacoal Art Center
    Executive Producer: Etsuo Oshime
    Associate Producer: Nobuhito Kunugi, Yorika Yamagami

    Hamase Uses ENSONIQ DP/4
    All songs except “Lattice” recorded and mixed by digidesign ProTools system
    Special thanks to Cameo interactive, Ltd. (Mr.T.T) and Digidesign Inc.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Technodrome via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Test Pressing SIGNED BY MOTOHIKO HAMASE Lp (Edition of 15) // For Cat Shelter
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Money goes to the cat shelter!
    Collector's item // Motohiko Hamase - Technodrome LP TEST PRESSING signed by Motohiko Hamase // Only 15 available // Only here

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Ambient House Music Inspired by John Cage, Brian Eno, and Jon Hassell
From Jazz Bassist & Electronic Experimentalist MOTOHIKO HAMASE
Originally Released in 1993 via NEWSIC / WACOAL ART CENTER
Co-produced by YOSHIO OJIMA
First Time on Vinyl Ever
With Liner Notes
Reissued in Conjunction with Hamase’s #Notes of Forestry and Anecdote albums
From the ESPLANADE_SERIES
An Archival Focus on Yoshio Ojima, Satsuki Shibano, and Motohiko Hamase

WRWTFWW Records is very happy to announce the official reissue of Motohiko Hamase’s astounding ambient house album Technodrome (1993). The album is sourced from original masters and available on vinyl for the first time ever as well as on CD. It comes with liner notes from the artist. This marks the fourth release from the ESPLANADE SERIES which focuses on the works of Yoshio Ojima, Motohiko Hamase and Satsuki Shibano.

Inspired by John Cage, Jon Hassel, Brian Eno, and the emergence of house and techno music, Technodrome is jazz bassist turned electronic experimentalist Motohiko Hamase’s foray into what he calls ambient house or, as he explains, "using the gritty sensation inherent to the core of house music" to create an ambient record "aiming to express inverted images, optical illusions, and the sense of déjà vu that modern people can get in the city".

Technodrome is constructed around innovative minimalism, a robotic funk orchestrated by bass lines and percussions, and monochrome moods. It’s the most intriguing project in Hamase’s discography, a ghostly ride set in 90s urban landscape, where repetition sets the groove and brings things to life, echoing Hamase’s deeper subtext for his compositions: "and attempt to recreate (as metaphor) the time in our mother's womb".

The album was initially released in 1993 by Newsic, the cult label started by Tokyo’s Wacoal Art Center (also known as Spiral), home, notably, of Yoshio Ojima who co-produced the album. It is now reissued in conjunction with Motohiko Hamase’s #Notes of Forestry and Anecdote albums, all coming out May 29th 2020.

Side A

1. Invisible city 6:09
2. Technodrome 8:37
3. Imagery 7:18
4. Opaque 5:48

Side B

1. End of legal fiction 8:48
2. Chirico 3:44
3. Moriana 8:22
4. Lattice (for saxophone quartet) 6:10


All compositions by Motohiko Hamase
Produced by Motohiko Hamase
Co-produced by Yoshio Ojima

All instruments, recording, mixing by Motohiko Hamase except “Lattice”

Recorded October to December, 1992 at Studio Lung, Tokyo
Mastered by Tomoshi Ogawa at Hitokuchizaka Studio, January 8, 1993
Newly Mastered at Quiet Chamber Studio, 2018
Engineered by Rei Shimizu

“Lattice” personal
Harmo Saxophone Quartet: Kin-ichi Nakamura (ss), Akemi Endo (as), Shin-ichi Iwamoto (ts), Katsuki Tochio (bs)
Recorded March 8, 1991 at Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno, Tokyo
Performance at Harmo Saxophone Quartet Regular concert No. 4

Art Direction and Design: Yusaku Sato
Editorial and Copy: Kazuo Iguchi (Le Bel)
Liner notes Motohiko Hamase
Liner Translation by Michiko Takeda

From Wacoal Art Center
Executive Producer: Etsuo Oshime
Associate Producer: Nobuhito Kunugi, Yorika Yamagami

Hamase Uses ENSONIQ DP/4
All songs except “Lattice” recorded and mixed by digidesign ProTools system
Special thanks to Cameo interactive, Ltd. (Mr.T.T) and Digidesign Inc.

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released May 15, 2020

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