Back in 1987,

musician Yasuaki Shimizu

released 24 tracks

conceived as “soundtracks

for Japanese TV commercials.”

The composer, saxophonist,

and producer has worked

with everyone from

Van Dyke Parks to Bjork,

and in this instrumental

collection, it's across the board,

from relaxing ambient sounds

to soothing acoustic pieces

to experimental glitch

and computerized electronica.

Tracks are called

“Seiko” an “Suntory”

and “Boutique Joy”>

It's a whirlwind

with each track

clocking in

around 60 seconds

and it is well

worth an afternoon

with a book open

and some sunshine outside.