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Yona-Kit (w/ Jim O'Rourke): Yona-Kit <i>[Used Item]</i> (Skin Graft / NUX Organization)

 

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Label: Skin Graft / NUX Organization
Catalog ID: GR20CD / NUX-D11
Squidco Product Code: 22999

Format: CD
Condition: VG+
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
This is a USED (previously owned) item

Personnel:

Darin Gray-electric bass

Thymme Jones-drums

Kazuyuki K. Null-guitar, vocals

Jim O'Rourke-guitar, electronics

Yasuko Onuki-vocals

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track listing:


1. Frankenbitch

2. Dancing Sumo Wrestlers

3. Desert Rose

4. Hi Ka Ri

5. Twa Corbies

6. Skeleton King

7. Get Out Of Here

8. Disembody

9. Slice Of Life




Related Categories of Interest:

Rock and Related
Japanese & Asian Improv/Rock
O'Rourke. Jim
December 2006

descriptions, reviews, &c.
Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

Review Copy, not new but in mint condition. May have a strike, the word "Promo" or a drill hole. Inquire on condition if you are concerned.

This album brings Brise-Glace (Jim O'Rourke/Darin Gray/Thymme Jones) together with Japanese legend K.K. Null from Zeni Geva, with Melt-Banana's vocalist Yasuko O, as recorded by Steve Albini. The songs use odd time signatures and tight interplay, with strange lyrics and an experimental bent. For the curious, Yona-Kit means "Jonah Whale!" Insane and essential rock.


Artist Biographies:

"O'Rourke was born on January 18, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois. He is an alumnus of DePaul University. He has released albums of jazz, noise, glitchy electronica and rock music. O'Rourke has collaborated with Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Derek Bailey, Mats Gustafsson, Mayo Thompson, Brigitte Fontaine, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Merzbow, Nurse with Wound, Phill Niblock, Fennesz, Organum, Phew, Henry Kaiser, Flying Saucer Attack, and in 2006 mixed Joanna Newsom's album Ys. In 2009, he also mixed several tracks on Newsom's follow up Have One On Me.

He has produced albums by artists such as Sonic Youth, Wilco, Stereolab, Superchunk, Kahimi Karie, Quruli, John Fahey, Smog, Faust, Tony Conrad, The Red Krayola, Bobby Conn, Beth Orton, Joanna Newsom and U.S. Maple. He mixed Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album and produced their 2004 album, A Ghost Is Born, for which he won a Grammy Award for "Best Alternative Album". During the recording of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, O'Rourke collaborated with Wilco member Jeff Tweedy and pre-Wilco Glenn Kotche under the name Loose Fur. Their self-titled debut was released in 2003 with a follow-up in 2006 entitled Born Again in the USA. He also mixed the unfinished recordings that made up a planned third album by the late American singer-songwriter Judee Sill, recorded in 1974 and mixed by O'Rourke for a 2005 release.

O'Rourke was once a member of Illusion of Safety, Gastr Del Sol (with David Grubbs) and Sonic Youth. Beginning in 1999 he played bass guitar, guitar and synthesizer with Sonic Youth, in addition to recording and mixing duties with the group. He withdrew as a full member in late 2005, but continued to play with them in some of their side projects. In the early 1993, O'Rourke formed an avant-rock group with Darin Gray and Dylan Posa called Brise-Glace. The band released one studio album, When in Vanitas..., in 1994. They also released a 7" in the same year titled In Sisters All and Felony/Angels on Installment Plan.

O'Rourke has also released many albums under his own name on a variety of labels exploring a range of electronic and avant-garde styles. His most well-known works may be his series of releases on Drag City, which focus on more traditional songcraft: Bad Timing (1997), Eureka (1999), Insignificance (2001), The Visitor (2009) and Simple Songs (2015). The titles of the first four albums all refer to films by the British director Nicolas Roeg; the first three by direct reference to film titles, the fourth being titled after a fictional album within Roeg's film The Man Who Fell To Earth. With music director Takehisa Kosugi, he played for the Merce Cunningham dance company for four years. O'Rourke received a 2001 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_O'Rourke_(musician))
6/5/2017

 
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