Comparisons to Brian Eno are inevitable with this wandering style of ambient music, so although both Hakobune and Nobuto Suda are guitar-based composers, and use way foggier layers of effects in their compositions (almost in a similar vein to shoegaze, but if the guitars were soloed and looped), a lot of Eno's manifesto from Ambient 1: Music for Airports holds up. Garden of Ghosts accommodates many modes of listening without enforcing one in particular; it is as ignorable as it is interesting; it enhances one's listening environment; it produces calm and space to think.
Drone is also not a 100% accurate descriptor. Though there are drone-y elements, the warm, enveloping harmonies shift gradually: new notes swell up as old ones decay in infinite reverb, blanketed in looped acoustic guitar notes that lead nowhere. Despite the glacial harmony and meandering melody there's a slight propulsion from the looped guitar notes, almost like gentle waves upon a shore or raindrops on a window pane.
If you like this kind of music, you might love this record. It's patient and peaceful; you could fall asleep to it, read, meditate or look out a window, pondering existence. (Organic Industries)