Music Video of
by YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN
Live @ RRRR Trash Art Festival, Toronto, ON
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN
Alaska B - Drums
Ruby Kato Attwood - Vocals
Ange Loft - Vocals
John Ancheta - Bass
Brendan Swanson - Keys / Sampler
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN's debut LP, "YT//ST" out NOW on Psychic Handshake Recordings
"With YT//ST, the pan-Asian cultural collective, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan has crafted a debut LP that sets new standards for the creative heights and satisfactions of genre fusion. They call it Noh-Wave.
The key to Yamantaka’s sound lies in their uninhibited admixture of East and West, their commingling of the band’s ancestral musics with more contemporary genres to explore the complications and contradictions of dual identity. By simultaneously inhabiting a variety of cultural forms, the band shatters the comfort with which colonialist cultures have appropriated the image and art of Asian and First Nations peoples to assemble a wholly new hybrid form. This is Noh-Wave, and it draws from both pop and J-pop, British prog and Japanese psychedelia, punk rock and Iroquois core, black metal and Chinese Opera, noise music and Noh theatre. The resultant sounds could be seductively soft (as heard on “Hoshi Neko”) or electrifyingly loud (as heard on “Reverse Crystal // Murder of a Spider), but they’re invariably the stuff of a visionary new approach to popular music." --GL
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