Fuji-Yuki & Squimaoto LPs

Fuji Yuki LP “Orient” Bambalam records

FUJI YUKI is a Japanese female vocalist as know as member of the ethereal drone pop duo “Sarry”. She is influenced by ancient music, Buddhist ritual music, Krautrock, Progressive rock, Noise music and abstract experimental music. Vocal style is including a little unusual singing approach – minimal  – phrase repetition, voice drone, etc.
Makoto Kawabata (acid Mothers Temple) presents Fuji Yuki :
“If it were possible to project sound through a crystal, it would probably sound something like this. Like a book of prophecy where multiple speculations are blended together, its intimations and allusions left obscure. And at the same time it’s like infringing some taboo by creating a rapport with memories of a distant, past life. Weird hymns that waver between curiosity and dread.”
-Makoto Kawabata-

$17

Fuji Yuki

Squimaoto LP “Squimaoto” Bambalam records

Squimaoto is a female trio from Kobe, Japan formed in 2003. They have been preparing their comeback for 2017 with the help of Kawabata Makoto who has been remixing and adapting their album, soon to be released on vinyl .
Just by hearing the first few notes of the album, the chaos seems overwhelming.
However this chaos is in fact quite controlled. It is synonymous with loops, permanent returns to square one, then a few detours, and recurring pitfalls.
The rhythm, the beat is square, obsessed with symmetry and despite the icy echoes of a distant guitar, the cymbals hammer a cadence which is neither brutal nor lazy. That’s where the uneasiness resides. This mated rhythm sends the listener on an opioid-fueled trip back to the heyday of indie rock.

$17

squimaoto

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