Minor Planet LP
Sonic Pieces 24 / GER / 2016
Picturing the planet Midori Hirano is setting to music for us is like sauntering through a meadow. There's plenty of scents surrounding us, a vast field of different sound sources braiding together to one captivating scenery. It's a rich and colourful place to be in and it's everything but minor. The soil is made of soft piano tunes, enriched by indefinable, layered field recordings and exceptionally well put electronic components. What sprouts from those seeds is a most astoundingly patient and genial atmosphere. With her first record for Sonic Pieces, Midori Hirano is stepping out of the conventional paths of modern classical, ambient and electronic music without trying to be anything other than herself. Minor Planet eludes categorization and it's a most satisfying experience to listen to something this honest.