Chihei Hatakeyama

畠山地平

This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.chihei.org/, http://chiheihatakeyama.bandcamp.com, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chihei-Hatakeyama/168319023184605, https://twitter.com/chi_hatakeyama_, https://soundcloud.com/chihei-hatakeyama, http://chihei-hatakeyama.tumblr.com/

Discography of Chihei Hatakeyama:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Minima Moralia 7 Audio 2006-02-20 Kranky
2 Dedication 9 Audio 2008-09-00 Magic Book Records
3 Saunter 6 Audio 2009 Room40
4 August 3 Audio 2009-05-31 Under The Spire
5 The River 10 Audio 2009-09-19 hibernate
6 White Sun 3 Audio 2009-10-31 taâlem
7 White Sun 3 Audio 2009-10-31 taâlem
8 Live At Nagaya 3 Audio 2009 Not On Label (Chihei Hatakeyama Self-Released)
9 Variations 6 Audio 2010-10-15 Soundscaping Records
10 Air 10 Audio 2011-10-05 Whereabouts Records
11 Air 10 Audio 2011-10-05 Whereabouts Records
12 White Night 3 Audio 2011-11-29 White Paddy Mountain
13 Red 4 Audio 2011-11-29 White Paddy Mountain
14 Live1:Void 3 Audio 2010-09-16 White Paddy Mountain
15 Norma 6 Audio 2012-08-20 Small Fragments
16 Void II 4 Audio 2012-07-25 White Paddy Mountain
17 Scale Compositions 2 Audio 2012-08-31 Home Normal
18 The Bull Head Emperor 3 Audio 2013-04-29 Rural Colours
19 The Bull Head Emperor 3 Audio 2013-04-29 Rural Colours
20 The Bull Head Emperor 3 Audio 2013-04-29 Rural Colours
21 A Long Journey 11 Audio 2010-01-25 Home Normal
22 A Long Journey 11 Audio 2010-01-25 Home Normal
23 Void Iii 6 Audio 2012-12-26 White Paddy Mountain
24 Bare Strata 2 Audio 2013-01-30 Whereabouts Records
25 Alone By The Sea 4 Audio 2013-06-12 White Paddy Mountain
26 Bare Strata 2 Audio 2013-01-30 Whereabouts Records
27 Sacrifice For Pleasure 9 Audio 2013-12-18 Airplane Label
28 Midnight In Hsinking 2 Audio 2013-10-31 Duenn
29 Minima Moralia 7 Audio 2006-02-20 Kranky
30 It Is, It Isn’t 4 Audio 2014-04-16 White Paddy Mountain
31 Void Iv 4 Audio 2013-11-27 White Paddy Mountain
32 Void V 7 Audio 2014-03-27 White Paddy Mountain
33 Void Vi 4 Audio 2014-07-28 White Paddy Mountain
34 Winter Storm 6 Audio 2014-09-02 White Paddy Mountain


Chihei Hatakeyama is a musician and an organizer who was born in 1978, and lives in the outskirts of Tokyo. He has performed for years under his given name and also as one half of the electroacoustic duo Opitope, along with Tomoyoshi Date. Hatakeyama got involved in playing music through strumming a guitar in a few rock-oriented bands in his teenage years. Subsequently a laptop computer superseded his bands as his main platform. Hatakeyama polychromes memory-evoking soundscapes with various recorded materials of acoustic instruments such as guitars, vibraphone, and piano; mostly played by hand and processed time and time again via laptop. His first album Minima Moralia was commissioned for release by the Chicago-based label Kranky in early 2006.


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