posted here so that I can remember how to spell his name. Norihide was part of a Minimalist Japanese laptop folk scene in the early 2000's who did two lovely albums, Humor (Study and I) and Modern, the latter of which I am listening to now. The music on it barely exists - two alternating piano chords slightly cut up but mostly hypnotic with the tiny brushed beats. Little piano bits enter the counterpoint so slowly you can experience how he lets the tones gradually lengthen into a high pitched drone and then subside. Techno is not my bag in the least, but whatever this is totally is.
Ogurusu Norihide - Modern