Hiroshi Yoshimura, "Water Copy"

The only good news this week—this month? Of 2017?—is that Music For Nine Post Cards, the remarkable 1982 ambient album from Hiroshi Yoshimura, is being made available outside Japan come November. (This is a particularly welcome announcement for those music lovers whose only current copy is a poorly sourced rip from a YouTube clip, uh, if such people exist.) Anyway, look, you know what’s happening now, I don’t need to belabor it. Here are six minutes of serenity and beauty that will allow you to pretend that everything else isn’t going on, particularly if you shut off all your alerts and close whatever tabs you have open. That’s my recommendation, at least. Whatever you do, please enjoy.