Yamaoka

Selected Works: Fragmentary Memories

Yamaoka  - Selected Works: Fragmentary Memories

Yamoaka was originally formed by renowned Japanese duo Kenichi Oka and Yoshinori Yamazaki, until 2007 when the project was continued solo by Kenichi Oka. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Kraftwerk and Y.M.O., Oka masterfully uses hardware to creates unique loop based sounds drawing resemblances to minimalist Steve Reich's signature sound, while blending in techno-esque elements comparable to those of Terrence Dixon's 'Population One' alias, finding a harmonious middle ground between the two. Kenichi achieves a live feel to all his work, recording his tracks in real time without the use of DAW's or computers, instead utilising his Roland MC50 sequencer with perfect effect. As long time fans of Kenichi's 'Under The Radar' work, Indigo aera bosses Jasper and Maarten approached him to release a retrospective selection of his works for the first time on vinyl. The result is a collection of hand picked tracks previously released on CD-only plus 4 completely new and unheard. The double 12'' is also a follow-up to the 2x12'' Indigo mini album series which featured tracks from Louis Haiman and Kirk Degiorgio. Similarly, this release is highly limited to 298 copies only and released on vinyl only.

2LP Indigo Aera: AERA019 € 21,99