2018 has been a vintage year for those inspired by old Japanese ambient and new age jazz-fusion, with a plethora of reissues of obsure, sought-after albums from the '70s and '80s. Here's another. It comes from fast-fingered jazz bassist Motohiko Hamase, whose 1986 album "Reminiscence" has long been considered something of a slept-on gem. It's marked out by the prominence of Hamase's high register bass guitar lead lines and solos, around which are woven breezy Marimba melodies, new age synthesizer sounds, chiming metallic percussion and evocative classical orchestration. It's a magical blend of atmospheric and emotion-rich sounds, with "Childhood", "Tree", "Na Mo Che" and "Water Meadow" standing out.