Ytamo – “Mi Wo” – [Room40]
Delightful Japanese contemporary mix-up-everything electronic music from Ytamo, a Japanese experimental artist/producer with a very quirky and playful production style that takes Japanese culture and converts it into a playful and insightful product. This is shimmering sound waves, bubbly rhythms and unexpected twists, sometimes annotated by her innocent lullaby singing. Feels like a problem-free Japanese future. The ambience is keyed into the right levels so it does not become a sleep inducer. I actually thought about Miyazaki movies such as Tottoro while listening to the tracks. It fuses serenity with organic action and gives plenty of avenues for personal interpretations. Avant music. Subarashi.