Artist
Label
Foodman
Yasuragi Land
Hyperdub
/
2021
LP
24.99
HDBLP58
Glossy sleeve
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Tracklist
1Omiyage
2Yasuragi
3Michi No Eki (feat Taigen Kawabe)
4Ari Ari
5Shiboritate
6Hoshikuzu Tenboudai
7Shikaku No Sekai
8Food Court
9Gallery Cafe
10Numachi
11Parking Area
12Iriguchi
13Aji Fly
14Sanbashi (feat Cotto Center)
15Minsyuku

Foodman is Takahide Higuchi, from Nagoya, in central Japan. After remixing Jessy Lanza's Alexander' last year, Yasuragi Land' is his first release for Hyperdub, alive with Footwork-inspired musical freedom and the sense that everything is a rhythm. Unusually, Yasuragi Land' has no bass. Instead, the album is breezy and refined; hyper-rhythmic music, made with a few simple tools, dances around your head. Yasuragi' and Parking Area' feel like gently deconstructed acoustic jazz, while Ari Ari' is deep house splattered with a cartoonish hiccup. Hoshikzu Tenboudai' and Shiboritate' bounce around the speakers like trance-inducing polyrhythmic updates of the New York minimalists, programmed past human limits. Food Court' is busy with mechanical rhythm and naive melodies, Gallery Café' pairs a cute wooden flute melody with micro edited wooden drums, Michi No Eki' is like a digital take on Magma's complex rock, and Sanbashi' indirectly approximates 80s R&B. The album ends on `Misyuku', with a treated guitar lick sounding like it was stolen from Daft Punk, woven into dense interlacing drums.