after the stunning release «five rhythm works» in 2016, the japanese label em records issued a mini-compilation containing three from scratch interpretations by japanese group goat, berlin based don’t dj and japanese utena kobayashi group.
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sweet post-punk, with a heartfelt reggae/funk influence, analog dub effects and lovely femme-vox. a unique slice of late-70s/early-80s goodness, starring brenda ray, whose previous release on em records, walatta, has been embraced by a large number of listeners. recorded in north west england, d'ya hear me! is warm-hearted, open, fresh and slyly experimental.
yoshimasa "yoshi" wada is a japanese sound installation artist and musician living in the united states. he lived in new york for many years but now lives in san francisco, california. born in japan, wada joined the fluxus movement in 1968 after meeting george maciunas. he also studied with the north indian vocalist pandit pran nath. wada's works often incorporate the use of drone and are usually performed at very high volume, allowing for the overtones within the sound to be heard very clearly.