Close Down

Chikara Aoshima / 2024

Chikara Aoshima re-releases his seminal experimental work Close Down remastered.

First released to great acclaim through UK label Somehow Recordings in 2013, this work deals with the ongoing pursuit of reflection through art in all its forms.

The album cover used the work of his father, surrealist painter Saburo Aoshima, and features his piece “Finland Winter”, a swirling sea of shapes and colors, depicting life as an abstract whole.

01. Komorebi 02:07
02. Archaeologist 04:53
03. Hakuchumu 02:22
04. Shibuya Station to Hikarie 05:50
05. Hypnopompic Hallucinations 04:48
06. 1126 Boylston 03:37
07. Like a Circle 06:06
08. Close Down 02:27

Artwork by Saburo Aoshima
Performed by Yu Sasaki on Bass, Yuma Kachi on Violin (on track 4), Alex Baboian on Guitar (on track 6).
Mixed by Yuki Kanesaka (on track 8).
Mastered by  Satoshi Okamoto [sub-tle.] & Uwe Haas.