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Ben Fleury-Steiner

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GOS 33: RHIZOME BY YUI ONODERA
« on: December 20, 2007, 07:58:47 AM »
Yui Onodera has long been a central figure in the budding Japanese
enviro-ambient scene, as his works on his own Critical Path label
attest.  In the last several months, however, Yui's work has begun to
draw international acclaim with consistently sublime releases on
Germany's Drone Records, Seattle's and/OAR, Frances's Taalem, and the
Belgian Mystery Sea imprint.

Rhizome is an intricate atmospheric work of piano, guitar, field
recordings and computer processing.

A rhizome is a horizontal stem of a plant--the epicenter for roots
and stems.  Thus the title for Onodera's work could not be more
fitting.  Composed in 7 parts, the listener is drawn into its subtle
yet sprawling sonic tendrils.

Setting the listener's mind in moton, we are filled with visuals of
glowing, wind swept streets, shimmering sunlight giving way to
blue-black night, twinkling stars, and a wide-open dawn of lush
flourescent gardens.

Sound samples and ordering info available here:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/yuionodera

Also available on iTunes among other quality digital download sites.

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Re: GOS 33: RHIZOME BY YUI ONODERA
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2007, 04:37:00 PM »
p.s. It's easy for cross-currents to fly by without mention:  I noticed mention in Somnia's podcast post (which is a fabulous podcast BTW) to Yui's fellow countrymen, Opitope , in another post.  Yui is coming from a quite similar place with field recordings juxtaposed with piano and other electro-acoustic instruments but takes a dronier, more textural approach.  I suspect most fans of Opitope will enjoy Rhizome quite a bit....
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Re: GOS 33: RHIZOME BY YUI ONODERA
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2007, 03:43:32 AM »
Listened to the excerpts and they really sound great.
I'm helpless when it comes down to calm piano tunes.
thats why i love the fennesz & sakamoto record so much.

Keep a Copy for me, Ben. By the beginning of 2008 i will
order a few CDs.

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Re: GOS 33: RHIZOME BY YUI ONODERA
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 09:46:12 AM »
Listened to the excerpts and they really sound great.
I'm helpless when it comes down to calm piano tunes.
thats why i love the fennesz & sakamoto record so much.

Keep a Copy for me, Ben. By the beginning of 2008 i will
order a few CDs.

will do, martin!!!  hope all is well, b