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Computer recitations of punk lyrics meet ambient on Nozomu Matsumoto’s Sustainable Hours

With a humidifier, an aroma diffuser and a robot making appearances.

Japanese artist and curator Nozomu Matsumoto has released his soundtrack to Nile Koetting’s 2016 installation for Les Liaisons Ambiguës, titled Sustainable Hours, via The Death of Rave.

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Koetting’s installation at Ginza Maison Hermès saw the Berlin-based artist using a series of objects – including a humidifier, an aroma diffuser and a robot – to explore the nihilistic side of punk philosophy.

For Sustainable Hours, Matsumoto condensed the original 6-hour soundtrack into five shorter compositions, shepherding punk lyrics recited by an artificial voice through new age-esque ambient and animal recordings.

Sustainable Hours follows Matsumoto’s Climatotherapy LP – one of our favourite soundtracks from 2018.

Head here to purchase Sustainable Hours, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. Sustainable III
2. Sustainable II
3. Sustainable I

Side B

1. Evening / Civil Twilight to Nautical Twilight
2. Night / Disco

Original Resource is The Vinyl Factory