Toshifumi Hinata

Broken Belief (Limited Edition) (MFM042)

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Broken Belief (Limited Edition)

Toshifumi Hinata

Music From Memory


LPS 167826




LP 20,64 €

Broken Belief’ brings together a selection of recordings by Japanese multi-instrumentalist Toshfumi Hinata drawn from a body of work originally recorded between 1985-1987.

Attending Berklee College of Music after spending time living in both the United States and the United Kingdom, Hinata would study under the tutelage of pianist Patricia Laliberte, graduating from the esteemed American school in 1982. Returning to Japan after becoming disillusioned with his classical training, Hinata experimented with many different forms of music. Moving away from depending simply on acoustic instruments, he would instead become entrenched in the possibilities of the latest analog synthesizers being developed at the time.

Toshifumi Hinata’s initial idea was to make his first album with just a Prophet 5 and Linn Drum Machine. Tweaking filters and creating intricate sequences, Hinata would record various sounds on analog tapes and overdub many different layers; recording violin, piano and other accompaniments separately later on. It would become a method of working for the musician which he would apply almost entirely throughout this period. A deeply submerged process; one in which he would seek, as he himself puts it, to "weave musical images"


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Sarah's Crime
  • A2. Midsummer Night
  • A3. Atarashii Yuhbokumin
  • A4. Ikoku No Onna Tachi
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Pavement
  • B2. Colored Air
  • B3. Hikari To Mizu
  • B4. Shinkiroh
  • B5. Broken Belief
  • B6. Sayoka