Philosopher's Propeller

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Philosopher's Propeller
Susumu Hirasawa - Philsopher's Propeller.png
Studio album by Susumu Hirasawa
Released October 5, 2000
Studio Studio WIRESELF
Genre
Length 44:52
Label Chaos Union, TESLAKITE
Producer Susumu Hirasawa
Susumu Hirasawa chronology
Technique of Relief
(1998)
Philosopher's Propeller
(2000)
Blue Limbo
(2003)

Philosopher's Propeller (賢者のプロペラ, Kenja no Puropera?) is the eighth solo album by Susumu Hirasawa, the first to be completely self-released.

The album was inspired by Myanmarese alchemy,[1] and several song names come from Latin terms pertaining to the alchemical magnum opus.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Susumu Hirasawa.

CD version
No. Title Length
1. "Philosopher's Propeller-1" (賢者のプロペラ Kenja no Puropera) 4:28
2. "Rubedo (Reddening)" (ルベド(赤化) Rubedo (Sekka)) 4:38
3. "Nigredo (Blackening)" (ニグレド(黒化) Niguredo (Kokka)) 4:51
4. "Albedo (Whitening)" (アルベド(白化) Arubedo (Hokka)) (instrumental) 3:18
5. "Quadratur des Zirkels" (円積法 En Sekihō) 4:03
6. "The Garden Where the Solutions are Found" (課題が見出される庭園 Kadai ga Miidasa Reru Teien) (instrumental) 5:42
7. "An Expert Mountain" (達人の山 Tatsujin no Yama) 4:32
8. "Opus (The Fool's Rose Garden)" (作業(愚者の薔薇園) Sagyō (Gusha no Baraen)) 4:15
9. "Rotation (LOTUS-2)" (ロタティオン(LOTUS-2)) 3:58
10. "Philosopher's Propeller-2" (賢者のプロペラ-2 Kenja no Puropera-2) 5:05
MP3 version - part 1
No. Title Length
1. "Philosopher's Propeller-1" (賢者のプロペラ Kenja no Puropera)  
2. "Rubedo (Reddening)" (ルベド(赤化) Rubedo (Sekka))  
3. "The Garden Where the Solutions are Found" (課題が見出される庭園 Kadai ga Miidasa Reru Teien) (instrumental)  
4. "An Expert Mountain" (達人の山 Tatsujin no Yama)  
5. "Rotation (LOTUS-2)" (ロタティオン(LOTUS-2))  
MP3 version - part 2
No. Title Length
6. "Nigredo (Blackening)" (ニグレド(黒化) Niguredo (Kokka))  
7. "Albedo (Whitening)" (アルベド(白化) Arubedo (Hokka)) (instrumental)  
8. "Quadratur des Zirkels" (円積法 En Sekihō)  
9. "Opus (The Fool's Rose Garden)" (作業(愚者の薔薇園) Sagyō (Gusha no Baraen))  
10. "Philosopher's Propeller-2" (賢者のプロペラ-2 Kenja no Puropera-2)  

Release history[edit]

Date Label(s) Format Catalog Notes
October 5, 2000 (2000-10-05) Chaos Union, TESLAKITE CD CHTE-0001
November 1, 2000 (2000-11-01) MP3 WC-00001 Tracks differ from their CD version counterparts to varying extents. All songs have since been re-ordered to follow the CD sequence and are available for download individually (cat. nos. WC-00010 – 19).
December 22, 2000 (2000-12-22)
January 26, 2001 (2001-01-26)

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