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MIYASHITA, YU - Noble Niche

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Mille Plateaux MP 307
Release Year: 2011
Note: glitch-noise from Japan with a very experimental approach, digital patterns based on noise-sounds mixed with more ambient sounds shaping unusual patterns & structures... to discover, definitely one of the best "new" Mille Plateaux releases
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"Mille Plateaux presents an album by Japanese noise/glitch artist, Yu Miyashita. By definition, Noble Niche is a glitch album. So why doesn't it sound like one? Well, this album is based on the most neglected type of glitch sound: noise. Naturally, noise is not exactly easy listening, and Noble Niche is no exception. However, it is not to be confused with rather provocative or even trashy (Japa)Noise. Instead, Yu Miyashita managed to apply the fine (glitch) aesthetics known from many classic Mille Plateaux releases to digital noise. The sounds suggest that Yu managed to make digital data audible that was never meant to be played back with an audio player. Ever listened to a CD-Rom? This music is highly abstract, with no more than traces of musical chords, not even enough to get any real world associations: a life support machine, perhaps, or a Japanese pachinko hall in hell. Often intense and powerful, sometimes delicate and fragile -- food for audio junkies desperate for the next unheard sound." [label info]


"The other release by Mille Plateaux brings back their old sub-division to mind: Ritornell. Should that still have existed then Yu Miyashita's release would have fitted perfectly here. This is music made from glitches, but unlike some of the previous Ritornell peers, these glitches are moulded into noise. However not the sort of noise we leave to Jliat these days, but noise of a more varied type. Like the fast forward speeding up of tapes, along with heavy layers of drone like sounds, like totally distorted samples of organs. Say the classic Kid 606 sound, but without any drum sounds in close range. Wall of noise, psychedelic and captivating. I think Yu Miyashita is from Japan, and his (?) music sounds like entering a pachinko hall - those Japanese entertainment/gambling centers, with lots of rambling machines with their silver balls and loud music on top. There are at times quieter moments, like the dark opening op 'Scrypt'. Yu Miyashita builds on the earlier experiences of the label, does that in a more heavy manner than the previous lot and that makes it quite a great CD. But I wonder what he would do next. More of the same seems not the right thing, I'd say, as this is a statement by itself." [FdW/Vital Weekly]