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Atsuko Hatano

Insulated Paradise (Tape)

Label: Important Records

Format: Tape

Genre: Compositional

In stock


Atsuko Hatano is a contemporary classical viola player who works with electronics to add textures and layers to her sound. Located in Tokyo, Japan, she is a commanding instrumentalist and composer who constructs innovative compositions with strings and layered electronics. Working in isolation due to the Covid pandemic, Atsuko Hatano played violin, viola, synthesizer, and electronics to create these powerful, unique compositions. Insulated Paradise is an investigation into the social nature of humanity, an inward gaze during a time of isolation and a reaction to isolation itself. Ultimately, the solitude was a positive experience for Atsuko Hatano and Insulated Paradise was born. Cover art by Saskia Griepink is titled "Dew". Dew in the early morning. The symbolic transition from night to day. Refreshing life. Pure waterdrops reflecting light and colors. Silence before the noisy day begins.

Cat. number: SAUNA75
Year: 2023