Sunday, June 22, 2008

Coaltar of the Deepers: Yukari Telepath (4/5)

Year: 2007
Genre: Experimental Shoegaze Post Rock
Label: Musicmine
TRT: 67:23

Over the years, this group of Japanese musicians has explored a host of genres. From death metal, to techno, and many things in between. They have a massive discography that I have barely touched. But this was my introduction to the band, and I think it's a good one because they don't go too far off the deep-end with their genre-bending tendencies.

Yukari Telepath gets off to a furious start, with several parts that have almost a Meshuggah-esque feel to them. But after a few songs they begin to really mellow out into a Mew reminiscent brand of down-tempo shoegaze beauty. Very fun to listen to, and a great album to put on when you've got nowhere to go and nothing to do but drive for an hour.

01 Introduction of Zoei
02 Zoei
03 Wipeout (Retake)
04 Waterbird
05 Hedorian Forever
06 Aquarian Age
07 Automation Structures
08 Interlude
09 Lemurian Seed
10 AOA
11 Yukari Telepath
12 Carnival (Oumagatoki Mix)
13 Evil Line
14 Ribbon no kishi
15 Deepless

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