Miki Yui + Kamura Obscura
Centrala has the pleasure to present Miki Yui, a Japanese artist and musician based in Duesseldorf Germany.
Miki Yui joins us for the end of a UK tour to promote 'Mills' her 6th studio record. Boundless solar oscillations in an exquisite cycle; Miki Yui's sound is as playful as it is mesmerizing.
Cuspeditions warmly welcomes Japanese artist Miki Yui to the label with a work delicately crafted from field recordings, synthesizer, solar oscillator and sampler. Yui is known for the unique nature of her music (apparent also in past collaborations with Rolf Julius, Rie Nakajima and Klaus Dinger), and whilst Mills retains the subtlety and sensuousness of her earlier works, these new coherent and lucid compositions are charged with a narrative tension we’ve not heard before.
“When listening to "Mills" I sometimes have the feeling I'm watching a theatre piece. Her sound-events seem almost distinct, have a shimmering autonomy, like a procession of characters appearing on stage connected through an on-going dramaturgy. In the past, her sonic characters have often emerged from quiet, if not silent places. In this new work, the 'background radiation', the acoustic scenography if you like, seems denser. Nevertheless, her sounds are still able to achieve `escape-velocity´ and float effortlessly away - an exquisite handwriting against a changing sky.” – Anthony Moore (Slapp Happy)
Link to the album
Album press release
Previous live video
Japanese agit-femme vocalist and electrician. A former member of Frank Chickens and Mizutama Shobodan (Polka Dot Fire Brigade): first Japanese feminist punk band. Voice-modulated improvisation and eco-surrealist chansons are weaved into the bizarre world of the experimental.
Live review 02/03/2018
“Kamura’s various voices combine to create an indeterminate libretto in which bird song, ocean waves and white noise stand tall. …Synthesised melodies shift the atmosphere from B movie horror, past new age ambient and on to playful children’s song. ..”
Ilia Rogatchevski, The Wire, May 2018