Koeosaeme is Japanese artist Ryu Yoshizawa, and OBANIKESHI, his second album for Orange Milk, is a master class in how to engineer a compelling sound-design record front to back. Utilizing a variety of recorded instruments and hi-fidelity electronics, OBANIKESHI can be linked to multiple musical lineages; the screeching strings, whispered vocals, and moments of atonality recall famous works of 20th century composers like György Ligeti and Krzysztof Penderecki, while sections of manic synthetic noise bring to mind tape-collage composer Noah Creshevsky and more recent Japanese underground artists Foodman, toiret status, Seiho, and others.
It can take some time to adjust your ears to this but it's well worth it. This may be the most brilliantly inventive electronic music anybody is making right now and is a lot of fun to boot, unlike many of the po faced electronic avant garde. Miles Egan