Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Ami Yoshida & Sachiko M



23 Nov 2003  •  The Arches, Glasgow

Sachiko M and Ami Yoshida are two of the most prominent members of the burgeoning Onkyo movement. Onkyo, a Japanese word meaning 'reverberation of sound', places much more emphasis on sound texture than on musical structure, distilling elements of techno, noise, and electronic music into a unique hybrid. Sachiko M has developed a unique style utilizing a memory-free sampler, coaxing pure, piercing sine waves with the device's built-in test tones and noise.  Ami Yoshida, using only voice, creates abstract vocalizations that both jar and rival the extremity of sound Sachiko throws out.  They both minimize their music to a distilled maximum.


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