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US outfit YUME BITSU (from Japanese, meaning something like dream beats) was/is a band consisting of Adam Forkner (vocals, guitars), Franz Prichard (guitars), Jason Anderson (drums) and Alex Bundy (keyboards).

They self-released their debut album Giant Surface Music Falling to Earth Like Jewels From the Sky, reissued in 1999 by BaDaBing! Records when the band were signed by them. Their sophomore effort Yume Bitsu was released the same year by that label as well.

After this they were picked up by K Records, who issued their third album Auspicious Winds in 2000. 2 years later their arguably most popular production Golden Vessyl of Sound is released. The last creative output by the band was 2003's EP Wabi Morning, after which the band has been on a hiatus.

Musically Yume Bitsu combined droning and at times dissonant musical elements with influences from post rock, psychedelic rock and space rock; to some extent exploring musical waters similar to what UK outfit Spacemen 3 did back in the early 90's.

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Giant Surface Music Falling to Earth Like Jewels
4.50 | 7 ratings
Yume Bitsu
3.50 | 2 ratings
Auspicious Winds
3.07 | 5 ratings
The Golden Vessyl of Sound

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 Yume Bitsu by YUME BITSU album cover Studio Album, 1999
4.50 | 7 ratings

Yume Bitsu
Yume Bitsu Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by _glasgow_

5 stars Post-rock is a peculiar genre. It can span many different styles, lengths, and themes, but it always comes across as the embodiment of classical music in the form of rock. It wreaks of pure emotion, developing thoughts and emotions never thought possible to be evoked by simple music alone.

Yume Bitsu's sophomore album, the self-titled Yume Bitsu, is a beautiful amalgamation of sheer bliss and energy. Long, haunting, and focused on a single musical theme, the album soars higher than any other post-rock album, and becomes what I truly believe is an instant classic, the holy grail of all post-rock efforts, even passing greats such as GY!BE and Mogwai.

This Portland-based quartet has the uncanny ability to develop one musical theme over the span of an hour, providing the listener with a voyage incomparable to anything mental or physical. Team Yume opens the record with a hauntingly peaceful synth, drizzled with reverb-laden and dreamy guitar. Slowly but surely, the harmony of simplicity develops, and the listener is sent to a placid, dream-like state, anxiously awaiting the next seconds of what is yet to further embrace the senses. Slowly, everything crescendos, and the final stretch is full of distorted, fuzzy guitars, throbbing percussion, and noisy tape flutters. Yume Bitsu not only encompasses the nuances of post-rock, but dwindles in the ethereal world of space rock, and the influence is found thick within all six tracks. And in no way does this hamper the music; in fact, it adds so much extra texture and vividness that nothing can truly resemble what Yume Bitsu has set out to do.

I Wait For You and Truth are the album's strongest songs, focusing on the aforementioned musical theme; here, we are introduced with singing, albeit not the strongest, but rich in emotion, and dreamingly spewed out in tones that are not of this world. Euphoria is the best word I can muster to explain the feeling these two recordings put in my mind, soul, and body - they take the listener on the same out-of-world experience that Yume Bitsu begins on the very first bemused note.

While Surface I and Surface II are fantastic melodies, they don't quite compare to the rest of the album; sure, everything in a whole is fantastic, but there has to be weak points, and these two tracks certainly don't provide enough merit to prove how amazing the band is.

The album closer, The Frigid, Frigid, Frigid Body of Dr. T.J. Eckleberg, cannot be explained with words. Spanning nearly nineteen minutes, this harsh and gritty piece, soaked in melancholy delays, slowly leads into oddly joyous vocals, and leaves a lasting impression. With everything that Yume Bitsu sets the listener up for in the first five tracks, Dr. T.J. Eckleberg nearly demolishes with such precision and perfection that I have yet to hear in any piece of musical genius.

This world is not all that we are confined to. With music, we soar, and reach places beyond imagination, beyond time, and beyond all physical laws that bind us to this Earth we haphazardly consider a home. Yume Bitsu is not just a fantastic album that's well-developed and absolutely beautiful, it's a gateway to experience more than this meagre life can potentially offer. Journey down the rabbit hole, and embrace the other world we are intertwined with.

 The Golden Vessyl of Sound by YUME BITSU album cover Studio Album, 2002
3.07 | 5 ratings

The Golden Vessyl of Sound
Yume Bitsu Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by 4ever or Never

3 stars YUME BITSU ? THE GOLDEN VESSYL OF SOUND-2002 Yume Bitsu, one of the most evocative and accomplished band labeled under the(as usual restrictive,as for any rock sub-category) frame of "post-rock". Out there since 1995,Yume Bitsu let their golden vessyl sail in 2002,as their fourth album; the atmosphere is the same,90% instrumental, dreamy, whirly guitar sound of its previous albums, widely spread into continuous black sound holes(not only black, but multicoloured ones indeed).The epicenter of the whole work is(as in their other albums)set by the continuous, permanent dialog the two guitars are able to create, a sound blooming into an encircled, almost hypnotic barrier which is nearly impossible to escape across the entire length of the album. Full improvisation here consists in the most of the album(as underlined in the booklet),to protect whose "purity" they refuse, for instance, even to name their songs here.Soometimes the voice of the guitarist Adam Forkner comes in,and it s a pleasant,momentary return to human sound from the multi-layered guitar universe we're, not reluctantly, trapped in. All in all, an album almost indispensable for its genre, definitely one of the finest psychedelic efforts of its year. Vote:3,5 stars You may also like: Daturah,Mum,MonoSurface of Eceyon
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