Haruomi Hosono
Watering a Flower


5.0
classic

Review

by owl beanie STAFF
July 29th, 2017 | 59 replies


Release Date: 1984 | Tracklist

Review Summary: an atom is mostly empty space

You ever just need some space"

This fucking room is too small. I should love it here: a paper-mache still life of Times Square hangs on the wall over my desk, which – for some reason – plays host to a clutter of wrinkled button-up shirts; one for every failed job interview and claustrophobic social gathering. The blinds open up to an occasionally stunning view, where rays of light flood in between the branches of a neighbour’s eucalyptus tree, reaching down to bless the ground. I have a fucking en-suite.

I don’t know. The hands of the clock move too hastily, until something like Watering a Flower comes along and I remember to breathe in. This record is the few lit lanterns left floating lonely on the lake, or a quiet picnic in a high place. The notes are cautious of each other, considerate even, as if a carefully placed hand on the shoulder is enough for empathy’s sake. It is, if you’re wondering – the lesser the company, in my opinion, the more effective it is. So I let my eyes close and the lead in the air dissipates, becoming cognizant of its role as burden. Life becomes the most pleasant of idle screens for the wonderful part of an hour and I find comfort in everything that I will never come to know: the real Times Square, the jobs gone to other people, the world from the perspective of a eucalyptus tree.

This room is just the right size.



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Archelirion
July 29th 2017


5651 Comments


I'm not wholly sure what it is, but I assume ambient. Lovely piece of writing though, this sounds chill as fuck. Mindpos'd ^ ^

anatelier
July 29th 2017


2614 Comments


superb review. two paras that say more than some sixer reviews.

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Bloon
Contributing Reviewer
July 29th 2017


2637 Comments


Dope review my man

Frivolous
July 29th 2017


872 Comments


great example of how to say a lot with a little

nice work jack

verdant
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2017


2400 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thank you guys you're all incredible

TVC15
July 29th 2017


9933 Comments


Woah

Nikkolae
July 29th 2017


5427 Comments


"the lesser the company, in my opinion, the more effective it is."

perfect to sum up this entire album, amazing review.

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dbizzles
July 29th 2017


13075 Comments


Very nice piece, Jack.

clavier
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2017


866 Comments


Lovely and succinct, my favourite type of review

Asdfp277
July 29th 2017


20031 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

don't remember how this sounds lol

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
July 29th 2017


24516 Comments


this is a beaut

owen
July 29th 2017


5146 Comments


essential youtube recommendation music

Atari
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2017


24531 Comments


brilliant review

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
July 29th 2017


15520 Comments


Yoy are an imagery wizard, biutiful

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50iL
July 29th 2017


5069 Comments


Wow, amazing fucking review. One of the best I've read so far for sure

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Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2017


18589 Comments


Goddamnit now I need to write instead of procrastinating

Thousand Knives and/or Philharmony needs that fucking review

anatelier
July 29th 2017


2614 Comments


i'll do the philharmony one
one day

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2017


18589 Comments


before doof beats one of us to the punch

verdant
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2017


2400 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hey thx guys

FullOfSounds
July 29th 2017


15771 Comments


Fucking hard mental pos



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