Yaporigami

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Yaporigami / ヤポリガミ
(DETROIT UNDERGROUND / FF-Space / Hz-records / +MUS / Stray Landings)

– Profile

Beat orientated music project of Japanese electronic music artist Yu Miyashita. Active since 2005 Miyashita has released a total of 12 recordings including albums, EPs and singles in both physical and digital format on independent labels such as Detroit Underground (US), FF’ Space (UA), Hz-records (JP), +Mus (JP) and Stray Landings (UK). Miyashita performs across a spectrum of Japanese venues to include Dommune, eleven, Liquidroom, Metro, Super Deluxe, Soup, Unit, Womb, WWW and British venues Concorde2, Electrowerkz and Sketch. Miyashita has had Festival appearances at EMAF (Japan), Loop Festival (UK) and most recently headlined the closing party of Transitio_MX (Mexico) together with Vokoi, Japanese visual artist. The music videos “SyncBody” (2012), “The Motion Paradox” (2014), “Lilium” (2015) were widely spread amongst musicians and filmmakers working in audio visual scene and media such as The Creators Project has featured them frequently. Lithuanian online journal Secret Thirteen announced a mix of Yaporigami as their first Japanese artist alongside others to include Ancient Methods, Demdike Stare, Emptyset, and Peter Rehberg in 2013. This mix has ranked #1 for both IDM / Industrial categories on Mixcloud trending chart. “Drudged Torn Routine” on Detroit Underground has been picked for Top Albums 2014 on French SWQW Magazine. Miyashita has recently produced a tailored track for MTV International Ident, a part of MTV International Rebrand 2015. In addition he has planned and presented a programme entitled “Grind Analysis” at Dommune (ドミューン), The Final Media, the term coined by Ukawa Naohiro who also manages and runs it. Miyashita made an appearance, performed and succeeded with creative individuals he has come across through his ongoing activities.

“Somehow elegantly weightless yet utterly bombed out and forceful / The most deviant breakbeat techno of 2015 so far” – Boomkat.com

“Digital art star, beatsmith / sound artist” – The Creators Project

“Like a dance record cultivated in the dark, nurtured away from conventional genre expectations.” – foxy digitalis

“A strange, hypnotic creation that sounds timeless, as if droning on for longer than you’ve been alive.” – Igloo Magazine

“It is like an extraordinary Joan Miro’s abstract art painting “The Song Of The Vowels”” where symbolic reduction of the flexible and unexamined forms create a thrilling fiction of existentialism. These controversial interpretations that vary among the agility, simplicity, joy, whimsical charm and nightmarish distortions undoubtedly mirror the versatility, intensity and profundity of Yaporigami. His music somehow reflects a current constant stylistic mutation and renewal of Techno scene.” – Secret Thirteen

– Profile (JP)

電子音楽家Yu Miyashitaによるビートミュージックプロジェクト。これ迄にBRDG、Denpa、EMAF、IdleMoments、Out Of Dots、Protocol、Republic、Sasakure Festival、Soundgram等の国内イベントに加え、Loop Festival (イギリス)、Transitio_MX (メキシコ)といった海外のフェスティバルへの出演も行っている。ミュージックビデオSyncBody (2012)、The Motion Paradox (2014)、Lilium (2015)は主にThe Creators Projectを始めとする海外のメディアで取り上げられる事となり映像作家を中心に大きな話題となる。Ancient Methods、Demdike Stare、Emptyset、Peter Rehberg等をフィーチャーしているリトアニアのオンラインジャーナルSecret Thirteenより初の日本人アーティストとして2013年にMixを公表。MixcloudのTrending ChartにてIDM / Industrial両部門で1位を記録。2014年には米Detroit Undergroundより「Drudged Torn Routine」を発表、仏SWQW MagazineのTop Albums 2014に選出される。2015年英Stray Landingsよりリリースされた「Grind Analysts Fig. 1」は”何故か優美で重力を感じさせないにも関わらず完全に崩壊的で力強く断定的 / 現時点における最も逸脱したブレイクビートテクノ”とBoomkatにより評される。同年ウクライナFF’ Spaceより「A Hectic Truer」をリリース、MTV International Identの楽曲を手掛けた事に加え、The Final Mediaを標榜する宇川直弘氏主宰のDommuneにて分析粉砕なるタイトルを冠した番組を企画。これ迄の活動で接点を持つ事となった個々と共に出演し成功に収める。

“私にとってPOPとは様式でも旋律でも和声でもなく、知識/技術/時間/言語の範疇を超えて否が応でも人を魅了し納得させてしまうもののことです。彼のグルーヴ、そしてノイズはPOPです。” – World’s end girlfriend

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