more from
Smalltown Supersound

Ambivalence

by Yoshinori Hayashi

supported by
Andrew Jervis
Andrew Jervis thumbnail
Andrew Jervis As this Tokyo-based producer's musiquarium proves, Smalltown Supersound are on fire in 2018.
Camryn Marquez
Camryn Marquez thumbnail
Camryn Marquez This record has kinship in spirit with Ground’s Sunizm album that came out this year on ESP Institute. There is a definite appreciation for collage and abstraction, but I would say perhaps even more so with this album. The textures are brilliant and some of the sounds are unexpected when they peak through in the mix because their emotion seems to contrast so strangely with the overall emotionality of the track. There are so many approaches to crafting sound and deciding how they should be modified to maximize their idiosyncrasies. Favorite track: Palanquin Bearing Monkey.
more...
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ambivalence via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $20 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ambivalence via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $12 USD or more 

     

1.
Overflow 07:35
2.
III Chose 00:36
3.
4.
5.
Downstream 05:35
6.
0208 13:24
7.
8.
Spasm 05:17
9.
Geckos 05:13

about

Smalltown Supersound is proud to be releasing Yoshinori Hayashi’s debut album, Ambivalence, on October 26th. Previous work by the Tokyo-based producer has been called “a complex patchwork of studio gear, live instruments, dusty jazz records and smartly cut library sounds, whose textures are soft and inviting. But its arrangements are constantly ruffled, squeezed, brushed and pinched—which is to say, nothing stays still for long” (Resident Advisor).

Hayashi presents his self-described “collage expression” throughout Ambivalence, which he produced and played in its entirety. Album opener, “Overflow,” is a club track inspired by Cecil Taylor. It’s freeform nature sets the tone for the album’s cosmic, hypnotic, and almost ritualistic approach.

Hayashi has studied under Japanese avant-classical composer Mica Nozawa. When not DJing, he works in a record store in Tokyo. Thus far, Hayashi has released a string of 12”s on labels including Going Good Records, Jinn Records, Lovers Rock, Gravity Grafitti and Moscoman’s Disco Halal.

credits

released October 26, 2018

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Yoshinori Hayashi Tokyo, Japan

Having carved out his own signature avant-disco sound on a string of 12”s on labels such as Going Good Records, Jinn Records, Lovers Rock, Gravity Grafitti and Moscoman’s Disco Halal, Yoshinori Hayashi debut LP, Ambivalence is out October 2018 on Smalltown Supersound. ... more

contact / help

Contact Yoshinori Hayashi

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Yoshinori Hayashi, you may also like: