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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 1:53 pm 
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YUZO IWATA
‘Kiteki EP’
12” EP — Vinyl Only

A1. ‘True Story (Kyakushoku Mix)’ (7.29)
B1. ‘Night Train’ (7.08)
B2. ‘Ueno’ (6:58)

Pluie/Noir’s close admiration for the land of the rising sun and its artists is not
new. Having released two very solid EP’s from veterans Radiq and Fumiya
Tanaka in the past, the imprint drives its attention to Japan once again, this time
to showcase the work of the young and talented Berlin-based artist Yuzo Iwata.

Already established as a valuable and passionate organizer and DJ in Japan’s
music scene, Yuzo’s ‘Kiteki EP’ is his first vinyl output after his move to Berlin, and
a perfect showcase of his skills in story-telling, musical composition, and sonic
wizardry. “True Story (Kyakushoku Mix)” (A1) is the EP’s melodic behemoth:
spanning through all sorts of emotional states, ‘True Story’ is a piece that‘s as
‘cinematographic sci-fi’ as it is ‘early-morning club’, especially due to its very
particular movement of tension and release. "Night Train" (B1) is the set piece of
Yuzo’s story about locomotion: a hypnosis-inducing, constantly moving musical
translation of a night-time train ride through Japan, with a dubby deep low-end
that constantly reminds the listener to keep moving. ‘Ueno’ (B2) is the last track
of the EP and also the name of a train station in Tokyo, which (not) coincidently
is the last station from multiple regions in Japan since a long time. Here, like a
chameleon, Yuzo shows his versatility as a producer capable of bending musical
genres where groove and sonic engagement are key to success.

The release was visually interpreted by the Japanese painter Mamoru Kondo
through a traditional and highly special technique of rock painting mixed with
animal glue, translating Yuzo’s musical train into a unique graphical work.

Written & Produced by Yuzo Iwata
Mastered & Cut by Mike Grinser
at Dubplates & Mastering
Artwork by Mamoru Kondo
Design & Copy by Max Binski
Manufactured by Pallas
Distributed by Vinylfuture.com
Pluie/Noir Recordings
Limited Pressings
Release Date: May/June 2018


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