Hideyuki Hashimoto – Koto (Spotify)

“Japanese musicians are rich in talented composers and Hideyuki Hashimoto is one of the few whose works win the hearts of his listeners. Koto is the living water for the thirsty fountain of pilgrims.”

“Японские музыканты богаты одарёнными композиторами и Hideyuki Hashimoto один из немногих, чьи произведения покоряют сердца его слушателей. Koto - это живая вода для жаждущих источника странников.”


The first release in 2021 by Hideyuki Hashimoto is simple melody piano solo song,

‘Koto’ means Japanese instruments 'Koto' or ancient city in Japanese.

He will keep the songs that were born every day like a diary, hope that the intimate atmosphere will bring people closer to life. This song mastered by Zino Mikorey Mastering Berlin, who also worked on works such as Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm etc.


Hideyuki Hashimoto (b. 1986) is a pianist/composer, currently based in Kagawa Japan. He utilizes space in his improvisational performances and composition. His music has a delicate spacial beauty with a feel of vivid imagery and has been appreciated as a work of superiority in an array of reviews published both in Japan and abroad.


Reviewed by Nagamag on February 5, 2021