When I first heard Hiyachuchi I commented back to the creators that I thought it was a very Fourth World sounding record, subsequently I had a crisis of confidence and had to look up Fourth World to be sure. The album starts with Kamuy which immediately filled me with memories of King Sunny Adé, then dives straight over to Berlin for the Motorik drones of ‘Leave Your Misery At The Door’ a rhythmic mix of Can & Terry Riley, (eagled eyed avid SubCastCo fans will know that Greg Nieuwsma recently gave us the excellent ‘In C: Flea Market’). Fourth World originates with Jon Hassell & Brian Eno, and broadly defines music that takes none Western influences & patterns and performs them with electronic or processed instrumentation. Listening to Hiyachuchi will take you on global journey, full of body drones and chants, phasing haunting keyboards, distant voices, loops & chimes, claves and driving rhythms. All seamlessly layered. Whilst Riley & Hassell are guiding lights, it’s the land of the rising Sun that permeates much of aesthetic of the album. Greg notes “The genesis for the idea actually came from Haruki Murakami’s “Wild Sheep Chase” and many of the song titles (and that of the album) come from either Japanese or “Ainu” (a nearly dead language spoken in the Hokkaido province/northern most island of Japan. I put it in quotes because there aren’t many Ainu reference materials on line, and they’re not easy to find. The title may (or may not be, but the intention is that it is) a transliteration of the Ainu word for “sheep.” This record is a headphone journey across genres and foreign lands. Take the trip.
Antonello Perfetto & Greg Nieuwsma – Hiyachuchi CD
2. Leave your misery at the door
3. Chase the one with the star
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hyacinth. – seasonal hits MC
For anyone who has not yet had the pleasure, hyacinth is a non-binary native artist living in Portland, Oregon. You may also know their work under the moniker qualchan (again, always lower case!) Last year when Covid hit, hyacinth’s partner lost their job and they relied on hyacinth’s artistic output to keep on top of the bills. In order to make the most of the Bandcamp Fridays, hyacinth launched a new seasonal EP every month. These EPs were released on the Peradam Tapes label as digital downloads. We’re very happy to collect these EPs together and present them as one conveniently cassette-sized cassette.SKU: SBCA093
Hypercube & UNIC6 – Binary Planet CD
A collage of hard glitch and bleeps from Hypercube (Rodrigo Passannanti) coupled with almost jazz-tinged acoustic wind and string instruments from UNIC6 (Frédéric Iriarte). It’s unapologetically experimental and work that demands your attention.SKU: SBCA035