Skip to content

Dutch Vinyl – Online Record Store Australia

Inoyama Land – Commissions: 1977-2000 (2xLP)

Original price $62.00 - Original price $62.00
Original price
$62.00 - $62.00
Current price $62.00
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne


Makoto Inoue and Yasushi Yamashita’s Inoyama Land project spans nearly four decades, still active to this day. A portmanteau of their family names, the “Land” of Inoyama hovers between imagined mythical space and concrete reality, extending beyond physical releases into installations, site-specific sound design and theatre scores. After their famed Haruomi Hosono-produced 1983 release Danzindan-Pojidon, the duo became involved in the budding environmental music business that was taking shape in Tokyo during the development boom of the asset bubble – working directly with figures like Hiroshi Yoshimura (with whom they developed sound design for the International Stadium in Yokohama) and Takashi Sekiguchi (Bamboo from Asia). This collection expands upon their sound heard on Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 (LITA 167) to illuminate material that is even lesser known outside of Japan – some of it presented publicly for the first time.


Release details

Artist: Inoyama Land
Label: Empire of Signs
Format: LP
Units: 2
Country: US
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Abstract


A1 Hair Air
A2 Cycle
A3 Soushiyou To Shiteiru
A4 Garasudama
B1 A Egypto
B2 Skyfish
B3 Bananatron
B4 Fairy Tale
C1 Morn
C2 Kodama
C3 Ougon No Sara
C4 Candy Floss
C5 Watashikara Ubawanaide
D1 Anatano Yushoku No Tameni
D2 Candy (Alt.)
D3 Sekai No Owari