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    Posted: April 02 2012 at 07:06
YUUKAIKENCHIKU are a Japanese experimental rock outfit.

YUUKAIKENCHIKU were founded in 2009 as a promising symphonic "multi-dimensional" rock quintet by five Zeuhl followers - Nami ADACHI (flute), Hidehito TAMBA (guitar), Shintaro KANDA (bass), Kei AKITA (drums), and Takenobu "Hassan" TAKAHASHI (keyboards) - in Kyoto, Japan. With a light music club in Kyoto Univ., where Takenobu and Kei have belonged to, as a starting commune, they have played not with getting tied to traditional rock but with strong intention for flexibility of soundscape, gigged basically around Kyoto, Osaka or Kobe.


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They've gigged at Le Silo Tour in Kansai (Kyoto Rag) upon March 31, 2012 ... my live report / review is here
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2012 at 14:47
Excellent stuff indeed!! Four more live vids of them, which will autoplay in sequence here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYp5Ze09Lms&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=SP224EB1E8BE7CE4F2  Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2012 at 07:29
Thanks David. Hug

I've got their two CDRs and will check ASAP ... my review(s) will be posted here. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2012 at 10:39
Adorable flow of melodic beautifulness influenced by classical music on the linked video. Not too much compositional elements or tricky changes making it unrelaxing for my ears, but focusing to the core idea and developing in neatly. Thumbs Up Hopefully they manage to release album on label or as private release Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2012 at 04:12
^ Hi, Eetu ... I'll send you their demos if you've got interested in their soundscape. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2012 at 07:01
And here is my review for their second EP.


Yuukaikenchiku II EP (2011) - YUUKAIKENCHIKU

What a fantastic architecture melted with splendid music essence.

Actually, according to their musical attitude, "Melting Architecture (Yuukaikenchiku)" seems not to be a mellow music structure in a melting mood, but a sheer heart attack through heavy, eclectic beats merged with symphonic flavour. Their toffee-sweet but bitter-aggressive symphonic taste is created mainly by Nami’s flute kaleidoscope. Not only graceful but also sharp like a knife ... her flute can spin your heart. Hassan’s keyboard play is always strict but non-assertive, suitable to be called as an extensive ground supportive of all instruments and their soundscape. Hidehiro’s guitar launches cool shots here and there, like a music magician tearing air in pieces. And Shintaro / Kei’s rhythm section is terrifically steady, that can never be broken by anything disquieting. The five colours can be quite harmonized together, and create superb progressive world.



Just the same phenomena can be seen in their music style. Basically their soundscape leans toward heavy-symphonic we can say, and various elements should be blended into ... especially 70s classic progressive rock one, Oriental divine beauty, catchy essence like sur la mer, and fashionable touch like Chanson. "Platonic Dream" has ethnic weirdness and gracious uptempo pleasure both. "Der Rattenfänger" reminds me not something of a German Opera (as the song title) but a charming Parisienne or so (I wonder if some of them have been to Paris). And the last highlight "Shûdrakarman" is not only a bit catchy but also the gembox of Nami’s versatile appearance. The other four have supported her steadily with their skilled play and excellent unification. 

Although I hope they can squeeze more and more versatility into their soundscape for "multi-dimensional" rock texture as honestly I say, let me say please enjoy their reverberations all through the EP. Anticipating another favourite change in them for their debut full album, and of course, this EP can notify me their brilliant future.


Thank you for reading my recommendation thread. ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2012 at 09:08
That album cover peers into my soul :o

I'm not usually a fan of flutes, but Nami Adachi's playing is fantastic. I'll have to try to keep up with this band. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2012 at 23:28
Why weren't we notified?

For what i heard is a good candidate for Symphonic despite the Jazz Fusion blend.

No problem, I will notify the team ASAP.

Hope that in a few days we have an answer.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2012 at 05:45
Yuukaikenchiku  

Superb flute - absolutely beautiful instrumental music and ambient textures on keyboards... 
Yes! That is symphonic and should be added to the Symphonic Prog genre IMHO.

Very nice find!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2012 at 10:17
Two red lights have appeared.

1.- They haven't released anything but demo tapes
2.- They consider themselves " Emo / Punk / Rock" acording to their MySpace website

Even when I believe they are closer to Symphonic, lets keep them on stand by until they release at least a commercial EP or we get more info from my friend Damox

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 08 2012 at 09:01
Thanks Ivan and Scott. Hug
As you've said, they've not released any official stuff except some demo CDRs ... I'll keep an eye upon them and give you feedback soon. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2012 at 01:35
And finally YUUKAI KENCHIKU have already released their EPs "via their bandcamp", and got suitable for addition in PA. Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2012 at 02:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2012 at 13:43
Originally posted by DamoXt7942

And finally YUUKAI KENCHIKU have already released their EPs "via their bandcamp", and got suitable for addition in PA. Clap

Hi Damox, a digital 3 track EP by Bandcamp is not a commercial EP for us, sorry, we will wait a bit more.

17:48 minutes of music is not enough for a band to be considered part of PA.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 16 2013 at 23:10
Added to Jazz Rock / Fusion subgenre.
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