The future for magnetic bubble memories – and there still is one – was more modest now.
Glass knew it. And knew he had to un-know it. Not productive, Mr. Glass.
Because for now, in green quiet, Martin was enjoying the sharp minty spike of his cocktail.
All the while, a dragonfly – coloured in brilliant metal – arced and spiralled around his recliner.
Pleasure’s bubble and hum.
Hugging the horizon, the observation deck reveals a panorama over the crystal bay.
Against the slow sky, the Pacific…
… and a wavy, patterned ice-cream.
Exiled in Taiwan working on a deal that never gets done, an American businessman falls under the hypnotic spell of the Pacific. His is an Asiatisch fever dream - seaside lovers, translucent virtual vocalists, glass-y '80s synthesisers and multinational muzak. It's an ode to Pacific bubble decadence, beamed from a lilo or a roof garden (or both)... all fizzing arpeggios, melancholy marimba symphonies and sunken yacht karaoke.
In terms of sonic references: forgotten '70s nippon pop, Sakomoto + Glass sweeping neo-classicism, Haruomi Hosono driftwood, Susumu Yokota floral pretty-ness... it's all there somewhere...? A postcard dream brought to you with love and sounds from: Hiroshi Yoshimura, KR Leimer, Yasuaki Shimizu, Martin Denny, Susumu Yokota, Haruomi Hosono, Mikori Takada and Aragon. The Pacific Visions of Martin Glass is a joint release with our friends Dramatic Records.