Artist: Yu Miyashita
Title: Noble Niche
Label: Mille Plateaux
Catalog#: MP 307
Format: CD, Album, Cardboard Foldout
Released: 10 May 2011
Composition / Mixing / Mastering by Yu Miyashita
Cover Design by David Matos
01. Latatan 04:31
02. Noble Niche 03:52
03. Scrypt 03:44 Tip!
04. Psych Clock 04:26
05. Symmetrical Snare 02:48
06. Mimic 01:45
07. Sillwood 05:38
08. Ruiz 04:05
09. Raz 02:49
10. Shadow Repeat 02:52
11. Innumerable Lancers 03:00
12. Meteo (Bonus Track) 02:28
By definition, NOBLE NICHE is a Glitch and Noise genre album. But why doesn't it sound like neiter, Glitch or Noise? Well, this album is based on the most neglected type of Glitch sounds: Noise. Naturally, noise is not exactly easy listening, and NOBLE NICHE is no exception. However, NOBLE NICHE is not to be confused with the rather provocative or even trashy (Japa)Noise genre. Instead, YU MIYASHITA managed to apply the (Glitch) aesthetics known from many classic MILLE PLATEAUX releases to digital noise. The sounds suggest that YU made digital data audible that was never meant to reach anyone's ears (ever accidently played back a CD-Rom?). The range of different kinds of noise sounds is impressive - and leaves the listener clueless about their possible origin.
Highly abstract, with only traces of musical chords, you will probably only get a few real world associations: A life support machine, a dentist's drill, the Star Trek bridge or maybe a japanese pachinko hall - well, hell in this case. Often intense, powerful and disturbing, sometimes delicate & fragile, never predictable. The next dose for audio junkies desperate for another, yet unheared sound.
C’est Entendu - “What a beautiful noise ….”
Amazon.fr - “L’un des meilleurs disques électroniques de 2011 pour le moment.”
Beach Sloth - “Yu Miyashita starts off a new revival of the legendary label Mille Plateaux.”
Cyclic Defrost Magazine - “Miyashita has created a stimulating enough noise album, mixed it with the aesthetics of glitch, drone and minimal forms and hammered together all the approaches with contemporary experimental technique.”
Discunion - “本作「NOBLE NICHE」は新生MILLE PLATEAUXが標榜する”グリッチ・サウンド”の進化を体現するかのように、接触不良音を巧みに加工しノイズを音楽的に響かせることに成功している。名門復活を印象付ける、ワールドワイドでの反響が楽しみな秀作と言えるだろう。”
down-tempo.net - “Auditeurs avertis seulement. Roturiers s’abstenir. Noble niche ne s’offrira qu’aux âmes bien nées…”
ondarock - “La nobile arte del glitch attraverso il filtro di un sentire noise.”
POP HEART IDIOT - “激しく鋭い不穏な電子ノイズ塗れのエレクトロニカ。”
ReGen Magazine - "The best and worst of ambient."
Ruido Fino Blog - ”Las composiciones de ”Noble Niche” son espectaculares, cuenta con profundos escapes de sonidos, granos, glitches y arpegios. Muy recomendado.”
The Silent Ballet - “Although it is by no means an easy listen, those who enjoy a challenge will be well rewarded.”
TheSirensSound - “Exceptional noise all the way. Especially if you in to [ Alva Noto ] ~ [ Vladislav Delay ] ~ [ Tim Hecker ] and the likes. This is WAY ABOVE the average noise sound you might know of.”
Thoughts Decoder - “Se poi siete curiosi di provare qualcosa di diverso fate pure, l’unico pericolo è che il desiderio di ritornare sui vostri vecchi dischi e riascoltarli a loop si faccia smisurato e incontrollabile!”
Vital Weekly - “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.”
zero” - “Twisted and construed noise permeates throughout Miyashita’s electrifying, if not stupefying debut.”
Physical at disk union / amazon.co.jp / amazon.co.uk / n5md / white noise records etc.
Digital at iTunes / boomkat / beatport / juno download etc.