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Live at Cafe OTO


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Live recording at Cafe OTO in London UK on 28th October 2019.
YUKO ARAKI toured in UK/EU in Oct&Nov 2019 promoted by Swampbooking and this live recording was taken at 15th show of the tour when she supported Negativland which was organised by Baba Yaga's Hut.

2019年10月28日にロンドンのCafe Otoで録音されたYUKO ARAKIのライブ音源。


Multi-instrumentalist/composer based in Tokyo, Yuko Araki started playing piano when she was a small child and in her teenage years was inspired by hardcore and metal music, but she soon became really eclectic and took on a diverse range of projects, including drummer of the oriental/tribal dream psych band Kuunatic and founding members of the Neo classical noise duo Concierto de la Familia and her solo project: harsh noise drones layered by analog synthesisers, cymbals and samples of Japanese traditional instruments creating abstract rhythms and dissonant harmonies that sound like a noise orchestra.
In early 2019 she released her first EP “I” for the Indonesian label Gerpfast Kolektif and performed for Cherry Music and Sakura Festival in Denmark, Jogja Noise Bombing festival in Yogyakarta in Indonesia, DAO XUAN International festival in Vietnam and toured Europe for the first time. After signing with Italian brand new boutique tape label Commando Vanessa, Araki announced the release of her debut album, titled “II”, out on tape and digitally on 17 October 2019.
With “II”, Yuko Araki delivers an album of multifaceted noise fused synthscapes mixing pulsating rhythmic sound frequencies and powerful synthetic sonic layers. Her exceptional sensibility in processing extremely heavy and dense sounds makes the result sounding like nothing else you heard before: a thousand leaves oscillation sound at the same time rooted in Japanese noise but also totally different. Intergalactic noisescapes.

幼少期にピアノを弾き始め、10代に近所のリハーサルスタジオへ遊びに行きハードコアカルチャーに衝撃を受けバンド活動を開始。2013年よりオランダ人アーティストPaul Borchersのプロデュースによるアシッドハウスデュオ・”YobKiss”に加入、以降は電子機材での演奏に傾倒。2016年にブラックメタルインスパイア系ネオクラシカルノイズデュオ”Concierto de la Familia”始動。落合SoupでHUHとの共同企画EXPPISHを立ち上げる。また、オリエンタルドリームサイケバンド”KUUNATIC”ではドラマーとしても活動中であるところ、2017年よりアナログシンセサイザーやシンバルなどを使い実験的な即興演奏を始め、世界各国のノイズレーベルより音源をリリース。2018年デンマーク大使館主催のSakura Festivalに伴うプロジェクトCherry Music Sakuraでのライブ映像が現地のTVで放送され話題を呼ぶ。2019年1月に初の単独EPをインドネシアのGerpfast Kolektifよりリリースし、Jogja Noise Bombing Festivalに出演。Zoo tapes主催のDommune番組「現代ノイズ進化論27/インドネシアンノイズレポート2019」にてインドネシアでの経験を語る。ベトナムのDao Xuan Festivalに出演。同年春にはBlackphone666やShikakuとデンマークやドイツまたノルウェーとUKを含む6公演を行い注目が高まり、10月にはイタリアの新興カセットレーベルCommando Vanessaからアルバム「Ⅱ」をリリース、NEGATIVLANDのロンドン公演をサポートするなど欧州8ヶ国17公演のロングツアーを成功させた。

more for YUKO ARAKI at:
Website : yuko-araki.tumblr.com
Soundcloud : soundcloud.com/yuko-araki-tokyo
faceboook : www.facebook.com/yukoarakiii
Instagram: www.instagram.com/iamelectricat
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCIL9RMeI4XmYVbfeG6eWgzg
Booking UK/EU : federico.swampbooking@gmail.com


released April 26, 2020
Written and Performed by YUKO ARAKI
Recorded by Shaun Crook (Cafe OTO)
Mastered by Naoto Araki
Artwork: Yukou Suzuki


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