Genres: avant folk, experimental
Bryan Day / PE
3803 S 25th St.
Omaha, NE 68107
May 26 - Jun 1 2003
moaning over atonal guitars or the perfect pop album? You tell
Ayami Yo-ko, whose real name is Satoru Kadowaki, is a
guitarist and singer from Japan. His style of music is
deliberately experimental, his "songs" consist mainly of
Japanese lyrics sung atonally over a bed of barely accessible
guitarwork. It's folk music for a different planet. The
heavy use of reverb suggests an almost ethereal atmosphere, but also
seems to reference a sort of sixties aesthetic. This psychedelic
style is furthered by the few guitar solos, which almost sound like Blue
Cheer stretched lengthwise almost to the point of breaking
(especially the one in the latter half of "The Girl Wet in the
When you've had a long, hard day, and you just want to relax, this
album will find its place. Turn off all the lights, pop this
disc into your stereo, lie back, and... HELLO AND WELCOME TO JUPITER.
I don't get it, but I like it.
5 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]