Fumio Miyashita Shion LP
Fumio Miyashita Shion LP
We are proud to announce reissuing of the most important root of Japanese Ambient Music, Fumio Miyashita's archives. The third release on this series is "SHION" originally released on cassette from his label Biwa Records in 1985.
A1: Day Break
B2: A Cloud
B3: The Sun
B4: The Coming Night
Musician, music therapist and founder of Healing Music in Japan.
Fumio Miyashita began his musical career in 1966. In 1969, he was an original member of the rock musical, 'Hair', in Tokyo. He formed the progressive rock groups Far Out and Far East Family Band, releasing ground-breaking albums and touring internationally. Always interested in oriental philosophy since studying karate at a young age (he became a black belt in high school), he became interested in oriental medicine after an injury on stage that only healed after undergoing acupuncture. In 1977, he immigrated to the United States, where he continued to study oriental medicine, philosophy, the Chinese Five Elements and also began, in earnest, to research music therapy.
In 1981, he decided to return to Japan, moved to Shinshu Iizuna
Highlands and established Biwa Studio. One reason for choosing Iizuna Highlands was because it's altitude is 1,250 meters and during his studies he learned that this is a very positive and... healthy altitude for the human body to reside in. There he created numerous works, including music CD's and image videos. His passion was for creating music that was helpful to people and his recurring theme in his works was relaxation and healing for the mind and body. He named his music 'Healing Music' and he established his own unique style of music therapy. His most important work, the long seller 'Meditation', has sold over 600,000 CD's. The long sellers, 'Tanjo' and 'Yasuragi', have sold over 300,000 copies. He had the privilege to perform specially for such places as Ise Shrine, Kashiwara Shrine, Tenkawa Shrine, Kasuga Shrine, Asukaimasu Shrine, and Zenkoji Temple. Multi-talented, he helped many sports players with mental training, he performed as a musician and held seminars as a therapist. His 'Sleeping Concerts' and 'Music for Prenatal Care' was widely talked about. He passed away in 2003, but in his lifetime he recorded and released more than 130 works.
Digitally Remastered by Hideyuki Waki (ConcentNY) in NYC
Released January 22, 2021
Recorded in Japan
1985 © Biwa Studio
Music & Produced by Fumio Miyashita
Directed by Kei Ishikawa
Mastered by Hideyuki Waki
Designed by Taiji Kuroda
Label Management by Marihito "MARI" Ayabe
Originally Recorded in 1985
Officially Licensed from Biwa Records 2020
Personal Affair is sub label of Concent Productions, Inc.