* this is akiko kiyama s 4th full-length album, stemming from two years of exploration outside her established dance floor inclinations, boiling down her sound to its essential organic grooves, intricate harmonies and eery atmospheres. the nature of her organic grooves lies within inter-sound gaps, carefully crafted to lead the listener through time distortions and into an hypnotic solitary world where music is breathed, not played. a sound imprinted of a definitely human character and vigor, yet sometimes ambiguous, fleeting, and capricious. from her peculiar sense of harmony and rhythm, and a meticulous minimal approach to composition, emerges rich lyrical lines forming a unique musical universe that few has had the chance to hear yet.
* this is a single cut release from akiko kiyama s fourth album, ophielia. these new works stem from two years of exploration outside of her established dance floor inclinations, boiling down her sound to its essential organic grooves, intricate harmonies and eerie atmospheres. from her peculiar sense of harmony and rhythm, and a meticulous minimalist approach to composition, rich lyrical lines emerges to form a unique musical universe that few has had the chance to hear yet.
what happens if such restless souls like akiko kiyama and laurine frost start to melt their sounds together? the result is that one of the most interesting piece of art of the forward-thinking techno music becomes alive. ’through the mountains ep’ is a golden section of their utopistic musical imaginations, influenced by classical minimalism, live instruments and the ordered chaos of contemporary techno and found sound elements. all the four tracks contain their recognisable fingerprints. the gently and respectful collaboration is proven by the perfect balance of chemistry. in the collage of their musical layers every tiny sound and every tiny breaks have its own weight and meaning. waving and playful structures, exciting journeys on the edge of reality.
the new album by akiko kiyama, consisting of 2 vinyl records, has become the long-awaited debut for nervmusic records, to at once fully demonstrate the musical philosophy and vector of the label. deviation is not just a random selection of tunes, but a whole theatre act, made of sound patterns and melodies, a fantastic journey into a subspace of inner images and memories.
supported by: luciano, raresh, someone else, magda, easy changes, troy pierce, ben parris, oliver ho / raudive, seph, benjamin fehr, anthony collins, slam, yaya, alexi delano, cesare vs. disorder, masomenos, rudolf, electric indigo, agoria, andrew grant, terry francis, sebastian roya,.. new black gold is on the way! 31337 records first vinyl for this year, the where are my shoes? ep by japans minimal techno queen akiko kiyama, including a fantastic remix by mr. bruno pronsato. an outstanding release full of abstract minimal techno goodies ready to hit the clubs. punchy bass lines on top of rhythmic percussions, exposing a twisted dark tale on the hunt for lost shoes. akiko kiyama has been a prominent figure in the minimal techno scene since she first started producing in 2004. she is the first female minimal techno producer to have come out of japan.
it seems like hawkinson has drawn his inspiration from the lush crackling whispering of the woods. akiko seems to see it the same way and with her remix makes a compelling overall package of the second 12 inch by phunkit. >unterholz< is a crisp driving, deep techno roller with playful percussion elements, subtle functionally-held choral dubs and a bass line drily humming to itself. >stillleben< crackles bone-dry and elegantly at the same time, the light melodic phrases form a great contrast to the massive wall of bass. akiko is tinkering a little organic dust monster out of >stillleben<. definitely superb how she is breathing her principle of life into the whole theme, so that you almost wish the track would never end.
akiko kiyama finally returns to tokyos op.disc imprint after 5 years of absence. compared with her split / collabolation 12inch released in 2006, her unique style developed in such a fine style. her liquid sound and sensitive ways of putting layers are even more blushed and combined with heavy, wild bass grooves. a1 the duplicated man will fold you in her world of dark and mysterious phrases, while a2 speak bubble develops dubby, minimal soundscapes. b1 maggio is a brilliant long groovy tune - mystic whistle of a bird and emotional melodies and raw percussions evokes images of argentina tango raw percussion. enjoy mysterious sound !
akiko kiyamas latest release features four tracks of intricate drum programming, bringing her characteristic warmth to the groove with their ghostly whispered vocal samples and the clicking and clanking poly-rhythmic sound made famous by the legendary berlin imprint, perlon. the first track, carnival, brings all the fun of the fair, a swirl of coloured lights barely glimpsed amongst the heaving throngs of somewhere like bar 25, followed on by an abstract slow burner which sneaks up on you with its sneezed vocal snippets and jangling bassline. talon, a real dancefloor creeper, clips along insistently and the final track, with its bass-guitar and pulsing synth line rounds of the record in perfect ethereal fashion. as akiko puts it herself, >deepness, depression, beauty, irony, fun - these are keywords for my music also my life itself<. you can definitely feel that there is much more thought put into these productions than just purely the need to move people on the dancefloor.
akiko kiyama is back on lmd after kick starting the label with her acclaimed misidia monarchy ep. since then her sound has matured and grown, the flesh got spirit ep shows this in more ways than one. with a brooding sub low bassline & twisted intricate layers a genius vocal comes into play lifting the track only then to be placed back into the depths of the abyss. treppen is a peak time destroyer, sucking you into a hypnotizing rhthym that builds and builds creating a feeling that something is about to happen, strange vocals that sound like lost souls haunt the track hooking you in only to spit you back out onto a roller coaster baseline. sometimes is a harmonic cruise control roller that takes you on a trip through akikos wonderland.
inxec (contexterrior) & jpls (minus) remixes !! the dark and twisted throb of inxecs >poisoned truffle< remix of >fungi< hits you with a sub low bassline that rocks back and forth building into a pulsating infectious beat. on the flip side, m_nus stalwart jpls has evolved >the misidia monarchy<, stripping it down to its bare essentials with a series of syncopated minimal beats creating a journey of funk with an intense military edge.
born and raised in tokyo, living in berlin since may 2007, akiko kiyama presents on neo010 two wonderful minimal- tracks, synthetic, acrylic, rough and raw, sober and straight, shy and yet damn clubby. akiko - whose delicately reduced musical style is partly defined by some earlier 12 inch releases on m-nus creates a fragile and surprising cosmos of subtle rhythmical structures and wobbling guttural waveforms, all this combined with this very special female approach that people all around the globe seem to love more and more. for those who like it a little bit less minimal, there are two remixes included. we have one by humantronic, the minitech (or tech?) berserk from france, who re-establishes an industrially strict balance of pumping and knitting sounds, with almost trancy elements good and healthy food for the club community
akiko kiyama hat gerade auf doc veröffentlicht und weils so schön ist gleich noch auf safari hinterher. schöne atmosphärischen minimal stücke und ein nur auf mp3 erhältlicher track der hier seinen dancefloor feinschliff von damien schwartz & marc ashken bekommt
experimental sound by akiko kiyama
this is akiko kiyama s 4th full-length album, stemming from two years of exploration outside her established dance floor inclinations, boiling down her sound to its essential organic grooves, intricate harmonies and eery atmospheres. the nature of her organic grooves lies within inter-sound gaps, carefully crafted to lead the listener through time distortions and into an hypnotic solitary world where music is breathed, not played. a sound imprinted of a definitely human character and vigor, yet sometimes ambiguous, fleeting, and capricious. from her peculiar sense of harmony and rhythm, and a meticulous minimal approach to composition, emerges rich lyrical lines forming a unique musical universe that few has had the chance to hear yet.
dj punkadelix a.k.a. mayu kondo who based in tokyo, will starts a new project of music production called mayudepth. this ep titled -sneakpeek- featuring the voice by fashion model rie miyamoto and includes remix version by akiko kiyama who is an artist play on a global stage.the cover work shot by a female photographer masami sano and artwork by mayu kondo herself, this album artwork expresses her unique way of seeing things as a collaboration package with female artists working in various fields.the label is “shiki kyokai” which owner by dj shuffle master,who is an innovator of japanese techno sound, which continues to release from overseas top labels such as tresor and bpitch control.
the original ep was released from -techno queen- moniker ellen allien imprint -bpitch control- in 2016. dj shufflemaster and chester beatty have brought retro style house up to date with latest sound shape featuring dj funk. 4 artists who dwell in tokyo done superb remixes. masterring and cutting by dj misjah(x-trax, missile records) from netherland with clearly massive edge sound.
op.discs highly acclaimed 2013 double pack from radiq aka yoshihiro hanno receives some heavy reworking from three of his label mates, fumiya tanaka, akiko kiyama and aoki takamasa. fumiya tanakas reinterpretation provides an extensive, deep down edition of vida noir and renders the original beats into a minimal bass behemoth of a track that clocks in at almost ten minutes. akiko kiyama shows her peerless talent in her revision of rondo. the beats and pieces are sticking like glue each other to render exotic and mesmerizing aspect of radiqs original. aoki takamasa shows his further involvement into minimalism on his version of calling, channels a micro-house groove into a multilayered beast.
anozerâ€,s latest release comes with two major changes: first time the label publishes on vinyl, changing its status from digi-label to label. first time a female artist contributes musically to anozer project - its about time!
remixes und neue stücke zum >album des monats< in der groove! die jazzmusiker francesco tristano, rami khalife und aymeric westrich haben ihre zweite heimat im club!
neue 12 inch aus dem erfolgreichen album, mit remixen von clark (warp) und akiko kiyama (minus).
hot new remixes by electric indigo, mutron and akiko kiyama. moonraker has become an ep that is among the best house music has brought us last year. (mix mag). the original house mix, which is a deliciously nasty reflection of the outfits sinister electrohouse sound. the rather minimal introduction is soon enough spiced up with a clash of synths that sound industrial and melancholic at the same time, thereby creating a dreamy and utterly brilliant vibe as spacey as spacey can be. it s proggy, it s electro, it s on the edge of deep house too, but above all, it s absolutely amazing. frank muellers america mix takes care of the final remix with a more uptempo and more towards progressive club rocker featuring brilliantly sampled vox, shifting synths and lots of deep sound waves. whereas the previous two tunes engage on a hypnotic trip, this one shoots the listener even further beyond the stars right into the unknown depths of space. the uptempo rhythm is what makes this track an absolute insane piece of progressive/deep house music, and therefore a definite must-have. you simply can not afford to let this ep pass you by. 365 mags absolute number one ep of this autumn, and unlikely to be bettered this year.
after several months of hard video- and filmwork, and several awards, french-vietnamese cutie tk.kim aka. pop-3 will finally release some new tracks, on vinyl and online, and by the way, she promised to release more stuff in 2009! so, the new release, chicks and cuts, with 8 tracks online and a 4-track vinyl 12, is definitely dancy, clubby and loud. definitely in the tradition of pop-3s former releases, that never perfectly fitted a precise music category and prove that tk.kim still refuses to be house, tec or minimal. shes all of them or none of them. and what does chicks and cuts sound like, then? boomy squeaking analog sequences combined with delicious samples of her sweet voice will delight the dancefloor, lo-fi audio splinters coming out of old analog drummachines play something like very reduced melodies, and well shaped bassdrums and deep synths will delight your tummies. the very minimal lyrics are in french, as usual. and, goodie: sonja moonear and akiko kiyama contribute with amazing remixes to this fine girls-only oeuvre, rhythmical and minimal but still very harmonious the one by akiko, deep and mysterious the one by sonja. and by the way, the cover is really sweet, people say.
sonotheque is david campanini and alexi dendias as a producer and live duo that already has released a couple of reputable records on tenax records and on their own label sunplay. >get in trouble< is the name of the first 12 produced for doxa records that reveals two tracks from their sonic laboratory in florence and one remix by akiko kiyama (contextterrior, safari, lick my deck). get in trouble on side a is a sensitively produced minimal house track driven by a positive sub feeling. circus fm and circus fm remix on the side b keep it funky, minimal, but have got more a trance spirit that leads directly into after hours.
many familiar names make up this second mix, dance veterans such as nick holder, 95 north, audio soul project, tyree cooper and terry lee brown jr mix it up with franck roger and alix alvarez beats and contemporary deepness from sascha dive and daso & pawas. mightily impressive stuff from loco dice, who is set to have a huge year in 2009, and a great start to nrks latest series, the lab.