Yamaoka Yasuhiro - Easy Ride (2003)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro Easy Ride

01. side one
02. side two

03. album version
04. secret track

Groovy Booby, Yeah Yeah!

All files composed by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.
side one and side two 01.2003, album version and secret track 10.2003.
No catalogue number.

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Yamaoka Yasuhiro - "Remix?" for Wantech (2001)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro "Remix?" for Wantech

01. Shiranai Oyaji (try it!)

Wantech visited Tone Note BBS of ACE, and asked how to get an extract of the vocal section apart from accompaniment; he called it ekisu (essence). ACE was showing the succeeded sample at his BBS. He wrote back "just try it", instead of giving the answer. Wantech could not reach the answer.
Several days later, Wantech made a song: Shiranai Oyaji (an old stranger man). It's a song about unknown old man who is singing alone in the midnight. This was exactly what Wantech did. Wantech thought that singing by himself is easier rather than trying to extract the vocal part from a prepared audio file. Wantech uploaded the audio file of his vocal part to both of his web page and ACE's BBS.
The other day, a web friend of Wantech opened the web page for remix entries. The first subject was Wantech's Shiranai Oyaji. It seemed an interesting idea because Wantech had a web site for Orion users, his friend had a web site for Acid users. (Both of two web sites no longer exsist.) Their calls for entries had begun almost at the same time. They had gotten 4 to 5 entries from Acid users, but from Orion users. So, I decided to enter my remix file that was made with Orion. And this is the last entry for this project.

Shiranai Oyaji (try it!) was originally released in 03.2001.

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Yamaoka Yasuhiro - Shumekuri Calendar (2002-2003)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro Shumekuri Calendar

01. No Snow, Here
November 2002, recorded in NY USA.

these files are made for weekly web calendar project by contributors through the web.

02. please call again
January 2003, recorded in TYO JPN.
originally, the short 30sec version was exhibited for the ongoing project.

each work was exhibited for 7 days.

03. fmxmhz
May 2003, recorded in TYO JPN.

I contributed music mp3 files except for

04. Saguriai no Blues (karaoke)
September 2003, drawn in TYO JPN.
the karaoke added in May 2006 TYO JPN.

Saguriai no Blues: an imaginary folk song, shown just as a page from an imagined song book. now, you can sing it with karaoke mp3.

December 2003, recorded in TYO JPN.

Saguriai no Blues English translation

Feel Each Other Out Blues
lyrics and music by Saguri Ai

Feeling each other out, touching each other / We are living, me and you / Here, there, everywhere / Feeling each other out, touching each other / Holding each other out, fraying the nerve ends / Feeling each other out, touching each other / We are living, me and you / For today, for tomorrow, everyday / Feeling each other out, hanging each other on / Holding each other out, bearing each other with / Robbing each other, giving each other / Vowing each other, nipping nipples each other / We are living, me and you / In the morning, in the night, everytime

(Dialogue) Well, let's sing this song and enjoy it

all files created by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.
no catalogue number.

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yamaoka yasuhiro - spongeman (out/space) (2002)

yamaoka yasuhiro spongeman (out/space)
originator: nosaka keiichi, converter: yamaoka yasuhiro

01. spongeman 1 (outing space)

02. spongeman 2 (spacing out)

03. spongeman 3 (out of space)

04. spongeman 4 (space to out)

05. spongeman 5 (out from space)

06. spongeman 6 (space of out)

Work in this series is made from consecutive tunes spongeman from Nosaka's Home Page. A reason for the work is that I like the imagery of sponges from his tunes. Another reason is, I got the (trivial) idea of word playing n > y, because I was living in NY at that time. At first, I gave them the title spongespace. Later, I changed it to add subtitles using two words: out/space. The reason why space is used, is that the name like ...man seems to be used for the man who came from outer space with unbelievable amazing powers and abilities. Their sounds are with sound effector softwares. The images are also converted by using many effects similar to the sounds. Sometimes, converting includes a nuance of usurping.

all files originated by n, converted by y, november/2002.
no catalogue number.

original spongeman page in Nosaka's Home Page.
spongeman page in Internet Archive.

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Yamaoka Yasuhiro - sheltered (2002)

yamaoka yasuhiro sheltered

01. cyst
02. noctilucent
03. occipital phone
04. plop
05. jitterbug

dokidokidance by nosaka keiichi for jitterbug from sheltered october 2002.

06. glide one
07. glide two
08. tacit dialogues
09. passing
10. froth

awaawa by nosaka keiichi for froth from sheltered october 2002.

I began my life in NY, but it was getting colder every day, therefore, I was not going outside from where I was living. I was almost sheltering myself. These pieces are composed under such circumstances.
I had been making my pieces with my friend's PC for 1-2 years. I came back to my Mac (and it was the first work made with my PowerBook G4 I recently bought) and was making these new pieces. At that time I could use only Peak and SoundEdit, I worked with these two softwares back and forth. The sources of the sounds are mostly from my past work. I guess these pieces are subtle reflections of my feelings of that time.

all tracks composed by yamaoka yasuhiro,
produced in new york, october-november/2002.
catalogue number: yor-8.

cyst, occipital phone, jitterbug and froth were released as sheltered (ep) october 2002.
The other illustrations by nosaka keiichi are exhibited at flickr: n_keiichi's photostream.

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Yamaoka Yasuhiro - 30 seconds conceptual moments (2001)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro 30 seconds conceptual moments

these sound files were made for Himekuri Calendar: a daily exhibition on the web by the artists who joined through the internet. my 30sec. c. m. is all set in the same duration of 30 seconds like a commercial video; each sound has its conceptualized background. contributing artists were asked that they should make their work under a monthly given theme.

01. indigo tones

theme: ai. I took ai for ai-iro (indigo). the noise spectrum is classified into colors, similar to the light wave spectrum; lower is red, higher is blue. based on this, Indigo Tones are made from the sound around indigo.

02. treasure search

theme: takaramono. means treasure. I searched the web for treasure, like pirates go on a treasure hunt. text data I found was edited as a poem, then transformed into background sound.

03. Thai foo

theme: tai hoo. uses rhythm patterns which are popular in Thailand country pop music.

04. surf on Jane

theme: tai hoo. it reads as typhoon, too. each typhoon, called by a female name, makes a bigger wave. it's a big try for a surfer but will also swallow him up.

05. cut, plug

theme: cut. sometimes, a spoken word in broadcasting is cut away if it's considered dirty or socially unacceptable. the word goes into silence, or a beep sound. sometimes, I hear music in it.

06. smile s.e.t.i.

theme: uchoo. the space. sine wave frequency curves draw a smile for ET.

07. sonic zoom

theme: zoom. zooming the sound in strength and length.

08. Hitomi my love

theme: hitomi. a lonely man sings a story about a girl: Hitomi!

09. dolphin party

theme: iruka. means dolphin. using the simulated sound which dolphin will make.

10. kill that bug

theme: mushi. means bug. the bad electric contact makes a noisy bug.

11. urban cricket

theme: mushi. when travelling to Seoul, Korea, I heard a strange sound of crickets. they were alarm clocks that a man was selling along the road.

12. technocut

theme: techno. a haircut with no sideburns is called as techno cut in Japan.

13. the end of groove

theme: groove. simulated sound of an analogue disk player playing at the end of the groove.

14. e-massage

theme: massage. put stereo speakers onto your shoulder, then play "e-massage" with maximum volume. is it cure? I do not guarantee you or your speakers, if you try this.

15. prayers echo

theme: inori. means praying. a mixture of chants from three different religions.

16. the last aphorist

theme: choh. means ultra. an ultra high-speed full-length version of Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss.

all files conceptualized and generated by Yamaoka Yasuhiro in January-December/2001.
background vocal on Hitomi my Love by Molder.
no catalogue number.

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Yamaoka Yasuhiro - 14.01.09, 02.02.09, 16.01.09, 15.04.09, 06.08.09 (2009)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro 14.01.09, 02.02.09, 16.01.09, 15.04.09, 06.08.09

01. 14.01.09a
02. 14.01.09b
03. 02.02.09
04. 16.01.09
05. 15.04.09
06. 06.08.09a
07. 06.08.09b

All files created by Yamaoka Yasuhiro January, February, April & August 2009.
No catalogue number.

All's well

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Meri Collazos Solà - Handle for the Axe (2010)

Meri Collazos Solà Handle for the Axe

a documentary film about the artist Anthony Stellaccio.
directed by Meri Collazos Solà.
music by Yamaoka Yasuhiro: 20'35" from Music for an Exhibition (1985).

original size: 1280px x 720px, duration: 12'01".

Handle for the Axe exhibition will be held at DCAC (District of Columbia Arts Center), 15th October - 14th November 2010.

Meri Collazos Solà web pages:
video-works by Meri Collazos-Sola
Meri's book of capture

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The original music is available here: Out of the Room, Aircheck, Music for an Exhibition.


Yamaoka Yasuhiro - 11.10.09, 10.10.09 (2009)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro 11.10.09, 10.10.09

01. 11.10.09
02. 10.10.09

all files created by Yamaoka Yasuhiro October 2009.
No catalogue number.

Loose Space Disco

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Totsuzen Danball - Travel Alone with My Soul (2010)

Totsuzen Danball Travel Alone with My Soul

original versions by Totsuzen Danball
01. Pettara Petarako Pettakko
02. Jelly Beans Say
03. Whiteman
04. A Desert Island
05. Hey!

remix versions by Yasuhiro 'Yeppie' Yamaoka
06. Pettara Petarako Pettakko (tour de monde)
07. Jelly Beans Say (wrap round)
08. Whiteman (everybody loves)
09. A Desert Island (step outside)
10. Hey! (go for it!)

Refreshed old songs and fresh new songs with two versions each!

Pettara Petarako Pettakko: first appeared on Sukidayo from Wax Record (Japan, 1993).
Jelly Beans Say: first appeared on compilation album Bowling Balls II from Clone Records (USA, 1981).
Whiteman: first appeared on 7" single Whiteman/Henna Permanent from Pass Records (Trio/Kenwood) (Japan, 1980).
A Desert Island: first appeared as rough recording on the special bonus CD-R from Disk Union for album D (Japan, 2008).
Hey!: unpublished.

Produced by Toru Matsuura, Syunji Tsutaki.
Recorded by JCR May - July 2010.
Mixed, Remixed by Yasuhiro 'Yeppie' Yamaoka.
Syunji Tsutaki: Vocal, Chorus, Guitar, Bass & Drum Programming.
Yasuhiro 'Yeppie' Yamaoka: Electronics.
Photo & Design by Yasuhiro 'Yeppie' Yamaoka at YOWorks.

Catalogue number: JCRCD-0026 (limited 200 copies).

Get the CD-R ! (Japanese)

Totsuzen Danball Official Website (Japanese)

AD page for Travel Alone with My Soul at YOWorks. (English)

About Totsuzen Danball
Formed by the Tsutaki brothers as a performance group for art events in 1977. Under the influence of the global Punk/New Wave movement, their debut was with Trio Records in 1980. Since then, they have run their own label FLOOR (Nippon Cassette Tape Recorzing), releasing albums continuosly. Later, Tokuma Japan Communications re-issued all of their titles through CDs. They cover many styles in the pop/avant-garde territory with rock band form/improvisation by guitar & effectic percussion/Apple Macintosh based computer programming, etc.

Selected Discography
Whiteman (1980), Naritatsukana?/Can I? (1981), Yokushi Onryoku (1991), Fubi (1991), Sukidayo (1993), Super (1995), I Love Love (1997), Kanshoh Ongaku (1999), Kono Yo ni Nai Busshitsu (2002), Junsui de Socchokuna Omoide (2007), D (2008).

What's happened?!
Why has YOWorks collaborated with the legendary Japanese rock band Totsuzen Danball (translated as sudden cardboard). It is the magic of the web. Do you believe in magic? I do! I met Toru Matuura; the guitarist from Totsuzen Danball through the web. One day, I got an emergency call from him, searching for someone to mix down their new recordings for the promotion. Yes, OK. Why not? Oh it's my pleasure!

Yamaoka Yasuhiro August 2010.


Yamaoka Yasuhiro - grain.lab (2001)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro grain.lab

01. Amoeba Did It

02. cep+
03. r
04. o
05. ap+
06. qt
07. hh

08. Sliding Bounds
09. Joggling Patches
10. Tangled Tales

11. 1
12. 4
13. 3
14. 2

15. Strain
16. Extinct Instinct

extra files:
17. Glow
18. False Jazz

all files created with the granular synthesizer softwares
GranuLab (tr01-10, 15-18) and thOnk-0+2 (tr11-14).
transmutation is generated with Data to Wav:
converter software to change any data into audio format file.

all trax by Yamaoka Yasuhiro, September/2001.
catalogue number yor-12.

private release: 26th/September/2001.
official release: 22nd/August/2004.

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Yamaoka Yasuhiro - qliqly.ep (2001)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro qliqly.ep

01. Stepping Organism
02. Bugs Living
03. Love Me
04. On Trace
05. Torque
06. It's a Salaried Man's World
07. Flake Lab
08. White, Orange, Blue
09. Retort
10. Pure Arc

All trax by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.
Recorded in April-June 2001 except White, Orange, Blue in May 1995 - April 2001.
Special thanx to Molder.

No catalogue number.

The original title was demo.06.2001: released on 06.29.2001

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Yamaoka Yasuhiro - Out of the Room, Aircheck, Music for an Exhibition (2010)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro Out of the Room, Aircheck, Music for an Exhibition

Out of the Room (1987)

01. Out of the Room
for Synthesizer and Microphones. Improvisation. Recorded in September 1987.

One starry night, I was trying to mix my plays of synthesizer Yamaha DX21. By accident, my monitor headphone was off, then I heard surrounding insects singing around the outside of my room. It sounded very electronic. I put the microphone to the outside of the room, recorded it togather with my improvisation.

Aircheck (1983)

02. a: 20.08.83
for Airwaves receiver. Recorded on 20th August 1983. Detail from 24'00".
03. b: 24.08.83
for Airwaves receiver. Recorded on 24th August 1983.
04. c: 24.08.83
for Airwaves receiver. Recorded on 24th August 1983. Detail from 11'01".

The original title of this series was Wireless Song and there were four (or more) recordings for the album Y. Yamaoka 3 in 1983. Both of the master tape of the chosen recording and the original copy of the album has been lost forever, but the rest has survived here. I recorded these sounds from the electronic field with my handmade airwaves receivers.

The field recording could be compared to photographing: cutting the sound in a certain moment and cropping the scene from a landscape. Aircheck, the set of snapshots of airwaves, is composed as the electronic field recording.

Music for an Exhibition (1985)

05. 18'45"
for three MSX computers, programming. Recorded on 5th August 1985.
06. 20'35"
for Piano and tape, Improvisation. Recorded on 7th August 1985.

Music for an Exhibition is composed for the Group Tsukune-Imo which was formed by the art club members from their graduate high school of Tottori in 1985. I exhibited these two music at the city public gallery. Each of them had the title, but I delete thier titles here, showing their durations instead. The one reason is, I think they had not have their titles from the beginning. Second, I am not sure the titles on the master tape are the same ones for the exhibition. Also, I cannot remember the certain content of the statement which I wrote for the work in this exhibition.

18’45” is composed for three MSX computers. The original idea was to install three computers at the various points in gallery, and to repeat play command while the exhibition was on. But there was no way to prepare them all, instead of this idea, I mixed down pre-recorded three tracks to 2-channel tape.
20’35” is corresponding improvisation to 18’45”, with Piano and pre-recorded reversed tape. If possible, my idea was to play piano with the tape at the exhibition, but I knew it was impossible. Instead of this idea, I recorded the play on the B side of 18’45”, played them alternately by portable stereo Compact Cassette Tape player with tiny two speakers.

All files created by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.
Remastered and edited in March 2009.

Catalogue number: YOR-26.

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Yamaoka Yasuhiro - Triptych (2001)

Yamaoka Yasuhiro Triptych

01. 1-2
02. 3
03. 4-5
04. 6
05. 7

It maybe called a paint sound synthesis. The Windows software Coagula Light which is called a color organ by its author, converts a picture to sound. Any BMP formatted files could be loadable and converted to sound files. Using your photographic image is fine, but perhaps, the result will sound out of your image. This software sets vertical axis to frequency, horizontal axis to time, color values to the volumes or stereophonic pannings of the sounds. When you understand this system, you come to know generally what the image will sound like.
Triptych is played by Coagula Light on the prepared graphical score: one set of three images as the title shows.

Yamaoka Yasuhiro, May/2001.

All files created by Yamaoka Yasuhiro May/2001.
No catalogue number.

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JMI remixed Triptych 3 as 6203//Colony//.