YPY [ Be A Little More Selfish ] CD [EM1184CD]
May 28 on sale. Pre-order welcome.
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.
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
CD version: Gatefold cardboard sleeve
LP version: Cutting at Duplates & Mastering
01. Guilty Pants (10:43)
02. It's Not So Bad I Think (1:39)
03. Resom Plants (7:31)
04. All Wounds (13:09)
05. Games #2 p-type (6:34)