全日本空輸 Co. Ltd. – 空港のための音楽 MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS
Recommendation: ✂ (“受託手荷物”)
空港のための音楽 MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS1 is an extended-play by Windows 98の, presenting here as 全日本空輸 Co. Ltd.2 If you’re expecting something akin to Brian Eno’s famed first installment to the Ambient series, then you might be surprised with this one: 空港のための音楽 MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS is three tracks of steadily evolving glitchy, hi-fidelity vaporwave music. All three tracks flow into one another, creating an unbroken twenty-eight minute suite.
The standout track is “受託手荷物,” which features a chopped-and-screwed saxophone solo(?) that provides the backdrop for the consistent addition and subtraction of various clicks and cuts. “ドリーム先” utilizes unobtrusive polyrhythmic percussion that ends in a burn reminiscent of an Atari video game sound effect. Finally, “飛行映画では / マイナー乱気流” is thirteen minutes of oscillating, revolving washes of sound with the vaguest of vocalizations in the background.
1. 受託手荷物 – (8:01)3
2. ドリーム先 – (6:13)4
3. 飛行映画では / マイナー乱気流 – (13:11)5
1Japanese translation: “Music for Airports”
2Japanese translation: “Nippon Airways Co. Ltd.”