"earth" is the Japanese composer Hideyuki Hashimoto's 1st solo album,and also the first half of the two-part work
released on his own label, nlart. This remarkably gentle and lyrical album was born arising from the daily natural
landscapes with the influence of musicians that creates rather "visual" music such as Mono Fontana.
These melodius 14 tracks (including 3 improvised tracks) are packaged in gorgeous 6 panel digipak,
beautiful artwork designed by a young designer and musician, Yu Kadowaki.
Hideyuki Hashimoto (b. 1986) is a keyboardist/pianist from Osaka, Japan.
He was influenced by piano greats such as Keith Jarrett, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mono Fontana and creates minimal
compositions,while his performance is based on improvisation with an ambient feeling. With his natural performing
style and the simply beautiful tones, he has previously collaborated with many instruments and voices including a
collaboration project with visuals in europe, already increasing his popularity outside of Japan. After the release of
his 1st album “earth” (2012), the 2nd part of the two-part work “air” is planned to be released in winter 2012.