- PROFILE
 
Beat orientated music project of Japanese electronic music artist Yu Miyashita. Active since 2005 Miyashita has released a total of 13 recordings including albums, EPs and singles in both physical and digital format on independent labels such as Detroit Underground (US), FF' Space (UA), Hz-records (JP), +Mus (JP) and Stray Landings (UK). Miyashita performs across a spectrum of Japanese venues to include Dommune, eleven, Liquidroom, Metro, Super Deluxe, Soup, Unit, Womb, WWW and British venues Concorde2, Electrowerkz and Sketch. Miyashita has had Festival appearances at EMAF (Japan), Loop Festival (UK), Transitio_MX (Mexico) and most recently headlined Meme City: Hacking Realities (China). The music videos "SyncBody" (2012), "The Motion Paradox" (2014), "Lilium" (2015) were widely spread amongst musicians and filmmakers working in audio visual scene and media such as The Creators Project has featured them frequently. Lithuanian online journal Secret Thirteen announced a mix of Yaporigami as their first Japanese artist alongside others to include Ancient Methods, Demdike Stare, Emptyset, and Peter Rehberg in 2013. This mix has ranked #1 for both IDM / Industrial categories on Mixcloud trending chart. "Drudged Torn Routine" on American Detroit Underground has been picked for Top Albums 2014 on French SWQW Magazine. In 2015, Bookat commented on "Grind Analysts Fig. 1" from British Stray Landings that "Somehow elegantly weightless yet utterly bombed out and forceful / The most deviant breakbeat techno of 2015 so far". Same year sees both "A Hectic Truer" on Ukrainian FF' Space and "Eye / Hand" on the Detroit Underground. Miyashita has produced a tailored track for MTV International Ident, a part of MTV International Rebrand 2015. In addition he has planned and presented a programme entitled "Grind Analysis" at Dommune, The Final Media, the term coined by Ukawa Naohiro who also manages and runs it. Miyashita made an appearance, performed and succeeded with creative individuals he has come across through his ongoing activities.
 

 
- PROFILE (JP)
 
電子音楽家Yu Miyashitaによるビートミュージックプロジェクト。これ迄にBRDG、Denpa、EMAF、IdleMoments、Out Of Dots、Protocol、Republic、Sasakure Festival、Soundgram等の国内イベントに加え、Loop Festival (イギリス)、Meme City: Hacking Realities(中国)、Transitio_MX (メキシコ)といった海外のフェスティバルへの出演も行っている。ミュージックビデオSyncBody (2012)、The Motion Paradox (2014)、Lilium (2015)は主にThe Creators Projectを始めとする海外のメディアで取り上げられる事となり映像作家を中心に大きな話題となる。リトアニアのオンラインジャーナルSecret Thirteenより初の日本人アーティストとして2013年にMixを公表。MixcloudのTrending ChartにてIDM / Industrial両部門で1位を記録。2014年には米Detroit Undergroundより「Drudged Torn Routine」を発表、仏SWQW MagazineのTop Albums 2014に選出される。2015年英Stray Landingsよりリリースされた「Grind Analysts Fig. 1」は”何故か優美で重力を感じさせないにも関わらず完全に崩壊的で力強く断定的 / 現時点における最も逸脱したブレイクビートテクノ”とBoomkatにより評される。同年ウクライナFF’ Spaceより「A Hectic Truer」、米Detroit Undergroundより「Eye / Hand」をリリース、MTV International Identの楽曲を手掛けた事に加え、The Final Mediaを標榜する宇川直弘氏主宰のDommuneにて分析粉砕なるタイトルを冠した番組を企画、これ迄の活動で接点を持つ事となった個々と共に出演する。



- WORD
 
"Miyashita plays Jekyll and Hyde"
- Bleep
 
"Somehow elegantly weightless yet utterly bombed out and forceful / The most deviant breakbeat techno of 2015 so far"
- Boomkat
 
"Digital art star, beatsmith / sound artist"
- The Creators Project
 
"Like a dance record cultivated in the dark, nurtured away from conventional genre expectations."
- foxy digitalis
 
"Esoteric excursion / A strange, hypnotic creation that sounds timeless, as if droning on for longer than you’ve been alive."
- Igloo Magazine
 
"It is like an extraordinary Joan Miro's abstract art painting "The Song Of The Vowels"" where symbolic reduction of the flexible and unexamined forms create a thrilling fiction of existentialism. These controversial interpretations that vary among the agility, simplicity, joy, whimsical charm and nightmarish distortions undoubtedly mirror the versatility, intensity and profundity of Yaporigami. His music somehow reflects a current constant stylistic mutation and renewal of Techno scene."
- Secret Thirteen
 
"We quickly realised that his work was some of the most unique music we had heard in some time"
- Stray Landings
 

 
- WORD (JP)
 
"このコメントを書くにあたって…というわけではないが、氏には事前に色々とお話をする機会があった。制作に対するスタンスから美の価値基準に至るまで、決して長いやりとりではなかったが、実のある対話であったと思う。対話の途中で自身の楽曲がいわゆる普通の意味で「音楽的」ではないという発言があり、以前何度か聴かせて頂いた楽曲をイメージすると―決して悪い意味ではなく、確かに…と頷けるものがあったが、今作を全部通して聴いた第一印象は真逆で、”ポップだな”というものであった。何度か聴いていく内に、時間軸に対しての神経の使い方が非常に絶妙で、それによってすんなりと音が入り込んでくるところがポップな印象を与えているのではないか、と自分なりに思い至った。もはや古典的な美術評論といっても差し支えないであろう某論文のタイトルに准えれば、アヴァンギャルドさとキッチュさのバランス感覚が良い(その論文ではキッチュさは忌むべきものとして描かれてはいたが)。さて、くだんの氏とのやりとりでは人によって美の捉え方が異なることの問題にも話が至ったのだが、僕は単純にこの作品を美しいと思うし、恐らくこの作品を手に取る人の大半はそう感じるはずだ。実験的な音の中に、普遍的な美の一端を垣間見ることが出来る良い作品だと思う。" - Taro Peter Little
 
"私にとってPOPとは様式でも旋律でも和声でもなく、知識/技術/時間/言語の範疇を超えて否が応でも人を魅了し納得させてしまうもののことです。彼のグルーヴ、そしてノイズはPOPです。" - World's End Girlfriend



- LABEL

Aiia recordings / The Collection Artaud / Detroit Underground / FF' Space / Hz-records / Kaer‘Uiks / +Mus / Stray Landings



- ALBUM

Eye / Hand, DETUND LTD #10, Cassette / Digital, Detroit Underground, US, 2015
Drudged Torn Routine, DU-LAB1, Cassette / Digital, Detroit Underground, US, 2014
Hertzian, Hz-CD002, CD / Digital, Hz-records, JP, 2012
Nil Bit Berg Horn (w/ Junichi Akagawa), Hz-010, Free DL, Hz-records, JP, 2012
Loops 2.0, Hz-007, Free DL, Hz-records, JP, 2011
Loops 1.0, Hz-004, Free DL, Hz-records, JP, 2011
Saryu Sarva, SIC004, CD / Digital, Symbolic Interaction, JP, 2007
XIII, mw-013, CDr / Digital, Merry Works, JP, 2007
XIII, GDTK-13, CDr, Give Daddy The Knife, US, 2006
 
 

- SINGLE & EP
 
TBA, BE, 201x
Rhythm Study I / Rhythm Study II, TCA 01, Vinyl / Digital, The Collection Artaud, JP, 2017 
One Sound Extinguisher, krx009, Vinyl / Digital, Kaer‘Uiks, DE, 2017
Why Are You, AIIA003, Vinyl / Digital, Aiia recordings, FR, 2016
A Hectic Truer, ffs006, CD / Digital, FF' Space, UA, 2015
Grind Analysts Fig.1, SL001, Vinyl / Digital, Stray Landings, UK, 2015
Velvet, MUS-008, Digital, +Mus, JP, 2012
Jade Fib, MUS-004, Digital, +Mus, JP, 2012
Split EP (w/ The Retail Sectors), SIC000, CD, Symbolic Interaction, JP, 2007
 

 
- MUSIC VIDEO / SOLO
 
(Halt), 2015
Her Hand Tenderly, 2015
Ashen Oblique, 2015
 

 
- MUSIC VIDEO / COLLABORATIVE
 
Lilium, kynd, US / BRDG, JP, 2015
The Motion Paradox, Kezzardrix, JP / BRDG, JP, 2014
BBD (w/ Junichi Akagawa), mikyokyuji, JP, 2013
Eve, ogaooooo, JP / BRDG, JP, 2013
Hedonistic Copycat, Yousuke Fuyama, JP / Hz-records, JP, 2012
Ada First, Yousuke Fuyama, JP / Hz-records, JP, 2012
SyncBody, Daihei Shibata + Hiroshi Sato, JP / BRDG, JP, 2012
 

 
- LIVE VIDEO
 
Meme City: Hacking Realities Media Art Festival, CAA Gymnasium, Hangzhou, CN, 24 Dec 2015
Channel #13 w/ kynd, Super Deluxe, Tokyo, JP, 02 Dec 2015
BRDG#6 Crazy Horse w/ Yasuyuki Yoshida, WWW, Tokyo, JP, 09 Oct 2015
BRDG presents Asakusa Crazy Horse 5 Hours w/HEXPIXELS, Dommune, Tokyo, JP, 07 Oct 2015
Channel #11 w/ Kezzardrix, Super Deluxe, Tokyo, JP, 10 Apr 2015
 
 

- COMMISSION / LICENSING
 
M CHANNEL #4, Nylon, JP, 2016
M CHANNEL #3, Nylon, JP, 2016
MTV International Ident, MTV International, Worldwide, 2015
 
 

- MIX
 
Podcast ø166 : Yaporigami, Stream, Køsmo, FR, 2017
Structure. Shapes #20 / Yaporigami, Stream, Structure., FR, 2017
null041: YAPORIGAMI, Stream / Free DL, null+void, UK, 2015
Secret Thirteen Mix 061, STJ 061, Stream, Secret Thirteen Journal, LT, 2013
 
 

- REMIX / SELECTION
 
TBA, FR, 201x
TBA, US, 201x
TBA, BE, 201x
Xzicd - ʘCH⅄HↃʘ, 12" Lathe Cuts / Digital, Kaer‘Uiks, DE, 2017
onomono a.k.a. O.N.O - outcome remixes, Free DL, STRUCT, JP, 2016
Mtch - Black Box N, Data-DVD / Digital, Kaer‘Uiks, DE, 2015
Reshaft - Remixes - Yaporigami & Reshaft, none, Free DL / Digital, Not On Label, JP, 2015
Trdlx - Dystopia, VXVCD004, CD / Digital, VoxxoV Records, FR, 2014
 

 
- COMPILATION / SELECTION
 
Swirling Particles, GENESA008V, Vinyl / Digital, Genesa Records, RS, 2016
VA1+2, TVEI24, CD / Digital, Tavern Eightieth, FI, 2016
ONE MINUTE OLDER, VBR-025, CD / Digital, Virgin Babylon Records, JP, 2015
CREVASSE OF MIND[S], none, Vinyl / Digital, UTOPIAN SOCIETY [S], JP, 2014 LSD1, none, microSD, Leisure System, DE, 2014
 
 

- CHART
 
#8 TOP MUSIQUES ELECTRONIQUES, TOP ALBUMS 2014, SWQW Magazine, FR
#1 IDM chart / #1 Industrial chart / #30 Electronic chart / #35 Techno chart, Mixcloud
 
 

- LIVE PERFORMANCE / SELECTION
 
[A/V] Meme City: Hacking Realities Media Art Festival, CAA Gymnasium, Hangzhou, CN, 24 Dec 2015
[A/V] BRDG#6 Crazy Horse, WWW, Tokyo, JP, 09 Oct 2015
[DJ/V] BRDG presents Asakusa Crazy Horse, Dommune, Tokyo, JP. 07 Oct 2015
[A/V] Grind Analysts by Yaporigami「分析粉砕」上演 - 宮下悠と鍵となる個々での, Dommune, Tokyo, JP, 13 Aug 2015
[Live] Revirth & Hz-records presents BROADJ♯1608-09, Dommune, Tokyo, JP, 17 May 2015
[Live] Mark Fell/NHK yx`s POTATO Tour in Osaka, NEW OSAKA HOTEL Shinsaibashi, Osaka, JP, 24 May 2015
[A/V] FF Space Showcase (A/V set), Soup, Tokyo, JP, 13 Oct 2014
[Live] Red Bull Music Academy Weekender EMAF TOKYO 2013, Liquidroom / KATA & Liquid Loft, Tokyo, JP, 04 Nov 2013
[A/V] Transitio_MX 05, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, MX, 28 Sep 2013
[Live] inspiration #2 powered by Ultrabook/CREATORS LAP LOUNGE feat.+MUS, Dommune, Tokyo, JP, 21 Dec 2012
[A/V] Republic Vol.10 The Final, Womb, Tokyo, JP, 01 Dec 2012
[Live] Sasakure Festival Vol.2, Womb, Tokyo, JP, 14 July 2012
[A/V] IdleMoments, Metro, Kyoto, JP, 20 Mar 2012
[Live] BRDG#5, WWW, Tokyo, JP, 10 Mar 2012
[Live] Out Of Dots Vol.5, Mogra, Tokyo, JP, 10 Feb 2012
[A/V] Mille Plateaux / Force Inc. Release Party, Chez Jacki, Berlin, DE, 02 Nov 2011
[A/V] Denpa 2011, Axxcis, Tokyo, JP, 26 Jun 2011
[Live] Loop Festival, Jubilee Square, Brighton, UK, 16 Aug 2008
[Live] Instrumentality, Concorde2, Brighton, UK, 31 May 2008
[Live] Electronic Mischief, Sketch, London, UK, 14 Dec 2007
[Live] Overkill, Electrowerkz, London, UK, 04 Nov 2005
 

 
- SCREENING / COLLABORATIVE
 
Ars Electronica Animation Festival - Abstraction, Linz, AT, 2015
Nippon Connection, Frankfurt, DE, 2015
Profound TV, Tokyo Street Screens, JP, 2014
DOTMOV Festival, Various Countries, 2013 - 2014
 
 

- VIMEO STAFF PICKS / COLLABORATIVE
 
Lilium, kynd, BRDG, 2015
The Motion Paradox, Kezzardrix, BRDG, 2014
SyncBody, Daihei Shibata / Hiroshi Sato, BRDG, 2012
 
 

- PRESS / SELECTION
 
Flowers Burst and Bloom in VJ Collective's Hypnotic Watercolor Experiment, The Creators Project, English, 2015
'The Motion Paradox': Kaleidoscopic VJ Visuals Mapped To Dark Electronic Beats, The Creators Project, English, 2014
 
 

- INTERVIEW
 
FF`SPACE INTERVIEW 002: YAPORIGAMI, Interview by FF'Space, UA, English / Japanese, 2016
null041: YAPORIGAMI, Interview by null+void, UK, English, 2015
+Mus Documentary (Interviews with Artists), Produced by +Mus, JP, Japanese, 2013
0021 // YU MIYASHITA / YAPORIGAMI, Interview by Stray Landings, UK, English, 2013
Tokyo Basement Sounds, Voice Interview by Pakchee & wk[es], Hz-records, JP, Japanese, 2012
Qetic (w/ Junichi Akagawa), Interview by em & Seiya Togo, Qetic, JP, Japanese, 2012
3055, Interview by Seiya Togo, 3055, JP, Japanese, 2012
 
 

- MEDIA

Yu Miyashita / Yaporigami が選ぶ2015年ベストアルバム10枚, Oremedia, JP, 2015



- TALK
 
Grind Analysts by Yaporigami「分析粉砕」対話 - 宮下悠と鍵となる個々との, Dommune, Tokyo, JP, 13 Aug 2015