Japanese artist Koeosaeme demands hi-fi breakfast drinks, releases new album OBANIKESHI on Orange Milk Records

Japanese artist Koeosaeme demands hi-fi breakfast drinks, releases new album OBANIKESHI on Orange Milk Records

NEW from Orange Milk Records (which happens to be one of our favorite labels): have you ever wondered what it sounds like after you use one of those Magic Erasers to demolish the accumulated grime and soap scum in and around your bathtub? Taking a shower surrounded by spotless white ceramic might just be the next best thing to experiencing an untouched beach in the tropics, and the musical equivalent of such intoxicating cleanliness might just come in the form of OBANIKESHI, the brand new album from Tokyo-based artist Koeosaeme a.k.a. Ryu Yoshizawa.

Supposedly, Yoshizawa more than took advantage of “hi-fidelity electronics” during the album’s creative process, so I guess now we can finally stop talking about Dumb & Dumber being the standard when it comes to sound design generally. Who cares if you can hear the individual poop splatters?

OBANIKESHI follows Koeosaeme’s debut album Sonorant, which also came out on Orange Milk back in 2017. You can stream that album in full here, but I guess the gist of it is, complexity need not be synonymous with noise or dirty obfuscation. It’s easy to appreciate the clarity of the individual instruments in Koeosaeme’s mix, and footwork heads can feel comfortable knowing that, when they collide with the collage, they’re occasionally on a familiar continent.

Hear the track “Ellissi (feat. Aylu)” below, and buy the album now now now (if you want).

OBANIKESHI tracklisting:

01. Polyhedra
02. Azimuth
03. m-face
04. Inverse
05. Meat Texture
06. Ellissi feat. Aylu
07. Synched feat. atnr
08. X / Z feat. El Murki
09. Point
10. Masked
11. Imiaru
12. Shadow
13. Remind

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