Be A Little More Selfish

by YPY

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about

YPY is back with his third full-length album, his second on EM Records, following his 2016 debut “Zurhyrethm”. YPY is the solo alias of Osaka-based Koshiro Hino, who has honed his rhythmic instincts as leader of the acclaimed Japanese band “goat” and the sound installation/theatre project “GEIST” and “Virginal Variations”. His preoccupation with propulsion is on full display here, across five tracks of varying density and intensity, all thoroughly beat-oriented, with skeins of synthesized and sampled sound stretching to the horizon, rising from a bedrock of minimal drum machine pulses, all lovingly embraced in a cassette-borne sonic fug. The cover image and title hearken back to Hino’s past, with the image obscurely referencing his yesteryear green mohawk, and the title derived from Talking Heads, but this effervescent album, though recorded using cassette technology, is not a sad tale of nostalgia, rather a look at a present/pleasant reality. Available on digital, 12-inch vinyl and CD. Cover drawings by NAZE.

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難しい理屈は今いらない。出発点に再び忠実になったYPYからのフレッシュな音のお便り♥

昨年、スタジオ<ICECREAM MUSIC>を稼働させ、世界で評価を受けるゴート(goat)の運営、プロジェクト「GEIST(ガイスト)」や「Virginal Variations」等を抱えて制作にライブにいそしむ音楽作家、日野浩志郎のソロ・プロジェクトとして説明不要のYPY。彼はかつて緑色のモヒカンだったという伝説がございますが、その精神が彼の中に生き続けていることを表明したのが本作『Be A Little More Selfish』だ!

ヨーロッパのDJに歓迎されそうなYPYらしいハードな曲、新境地アフロでアンビエントなパーカッシブ・チューン、ホームリスニングBGMっぽい曲からイマイチよく分からん曲まで諸テイストが混在するが、YPY最大の魅力である地下ライブ感はそのまま!キラキラ・ネームとキラキラ・サウンドが氾濫する世の中に発せられたYPYの自問自答最新アップデートであり、NAZE(ナゼ)氏によるキラー装丁画と溶け込んだサイコでサイコーな一撃!ライブをやり倒しているのに作品リリースは相変わらず希少なYPYのプレミアムなフル・アルバムでございますー♥

credits

released May 28, 2019

All tracks composed and produced by Koshiro Hino
Cello on “All Wounds” by Yuki Nakagawa
Mastering: Takuto Kuratani (Ruv Bytes)
Cover drawings: NAZE
(c) Koshiro Hino
(p) 2019 EM Records

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