2018-10-13

"SELECTED WORKS: FRAGMENTARY MEMORIES"(INDIGO AERA/HOL)

2018年10月下旬 ヤマオカの新しいアルバム"Selected Works: Fragmentary Memories" が
オランダの"INDIGO AERA"からリリースされます。
イギリス、オランダ、日本のレーベルから、カセット、CD、デジタルなど様々な形でリリースされた作品と
新曲4曲を加えた12インチ2枚組。 
https://soundcloud.com/indigoaera/yamaoka-2x12-aera019
https://www.delsinrecords.com/release/6054/yamaoka/selected-works-fragmentary-memories

"Selected Works: Fragmentary Memories"
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Indigo aera are proud to release a truly special project from Japan's Yamoaka.
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.
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2018-06-06

Yamaoka"INSTANT TECHNO”(SHINGA/JPN)

SHINGA RecordsさんのコンピレーションCD"INSTANT TECHNO"に参加させていただきました。
YamaokaはKORGの名機"EA-1"1台で作ったトラック、もちろん1発録音です
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=56&v=-1p_dkbaI8A
https://instantechno.thebase.in/

Compilation CD "INSTANT TECHNO"
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I participated in SHINGA Records' compilation CD "INSTANT TECHNO".
Yamaoka was made with only "EA - 1" of KORG
This compilation CD is a song that does not use PC at all.
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2018-02-26

Yamaoka & Purl "SIMPLE SONGS"(DATABLOEM/HOL)

2018年1月 ヤマオカの新しいCDアルバム "SIMPLE SONGS" が
オランダの"DATABLOEM"からリリース。スウェーデンのLudvig Cimbrelius
とのコラボレーションアルバムです。
http://databloem.com/home/1283-7-cd-package-deal.html
https://www.discogs.com/ja/Yamaoka-Purl-Simple-Songs/release/11550336

SIMPLE SONGS
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January 2018 Yamaoka's new CD album "SIMPLE SONGS"
Released from "DATABLOEM" in the Netherlands. Swedish Ludvig Cimbrelius
It is a collaboration album with.
https://soundcloud.com/atabloem/yamaoka-purl-simple-songs-soundclip
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2018-01-08

7inches "December Sky" & "Knuckle Ball" from minor label

2017NOV19 new minor sevens out!
minor proudly presents Yamaoka from Japan.
two 7inches, available separately, and in a special 2x7inch boxset
Knuckle Ball / December Sky - Boxset ‎



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2017-10-21

"KNUCKLE BALL"&"DECEMBER SKY"(MINOR/GER)

2017年10月 ヤマオカ初の7inchシングルがドイツの"MINOR AQUA/AURA"
から同時リリースされます。
90年代のミニマルテクノを彷彿させる"KNUCKLE BALL"スピード感と静寂さを
合わせもった"DECEMBER SKY" ボックスセットも同時にリリースされました。
"KNUCKLE BALL"
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"DECEMBER SKY"
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https://soundcloud.com/minorlabel/sets/yamaoka-minor-aqua-aura
https://www.discogs.com/ja/Yamaoka-Knuckle-Ball-December-Sky-Boxset/release/10938777

In October 2017 Yamaoka's first 7inch single was in Germany "MINOR AQUA / AURA"
Released simultaneously.
"KNUCKLE BALL" is reminiscent of the minimal techno in the 1990s
"DECEMBER SKY" is an electronic music that feels speed and silence
A box set was also released at the same time.
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2017-03-01

"V.A - MEDITATIONS 3"(SHIMMERING MOODS/HOL)

2017年2月 オランダのShimmering Moods Recordsからのコンピレーションアルバム "MEDITATIONS 3”に"Yamaoka" そして "Purl & Yamaoka" (Ludvig Cimbreliusとの共作)
の2曲が収録されました。
https://soundcloud.com/shimmering-moods-records/various-artists-meditations-3
https://shimmeringmoodsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/meditations-3

Shimmering Moods is back with a new collection of intimate, soothing and semi-experimental ambient tracks provided here as a compilation built on unreleased sound materials offered by regular artists / projects of the label. However this compilation gives the occasion to introduce to the listener a couple of external projects such as Sonornote or Laura Beatriz Rosenkranz.

Musically and stylistically we are immersed in a relatively diversified palette of ambient music, from abstract post-techno minimalism to cold sonic meditations and flowing retro-ish synth odysseys. The general ambience is still devoted to enveloping and sculpted sound textures, continuously flowing. Some looped-droning parts remind me the classical hypnotic electro work of Wolfgang Voidt in Gas while some others have an almost post-Gottsching / Ashra electronic minimal flavor. A few names are totally unknown for me so I discovered with a certain pleasure Purl & Yamaoka who delivers here a quite representative piece for the album, with discreet electro moves and minimal beats. The most acoustic, adventurous and pastoral dream ambient touch of the label is not present here, this despite the rustic dimension of the photograph used for the front cover.

In brief, Meditations 3 is a fine collection of modern, discreetly pulsating and cerebral ambient sketches...from igloo magazine

MEDITATIONS 3
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