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One of the better ethno/ambient albums out there.
mr jacob brazell | Logan, USA | 12/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard "Long Pig" in 92 and found it utterly thrilling and surreal. The album is quite tribal: lots of drums, organic noise, primitive instrumentation, at the same time tracks like: "tidal dance" and "a darker belief" are highly ambient (i.e. keyboard/sampler noise) a la steve roach, robert rich and a hint of lustmord. "Peyote" showcases OYC's best work compared to "Equator" and "Undercurrents." These two albums both have pieces that recommend them (hear: "Sunchemical", "Cloudcover") but "Peyote" is a near masterpiece. I wish these guys would all get back together and release something new. Old fans of Skinny Puppy (esp. "Mind" & "Vivisect vi") looking for something mellower but just as beautiful and intricate would do well to give this an open-minded chance. p.s. This album is short, but it makes a great introduction the tribal/ambient genre."
The one and only....O Yuki Conjugate!
M. Watkins | 05/07/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"O Yuki Conjugate are one of those classic
ambient acts which thankfully dodge a host of
other generic offerings from the 'ethno-ambient'
crowd. Truth is, there are few other musical
entities which would even come close to O Yuki's
brand of aural medicine. At times I've been reminded
of Dead Can Dance, because of the wide array of acoustic
instruments which the members of O Yuki are likewise
intimately familiar with. Along with DCD I would 'compare'
O Yuki with the texas dynamic duo known as Voice of Eye;
one difference being that VOE often went for longer
somewhat more hallucinogenic epic compositions.
O Yuki craft their percussions, flutes, bongos, congas,
chants (part of that DCD appeal), wildlife etc. etc.
into unique aural odessys which remain distinct for the
listener at all times. Equator, Peyote, and
Undercurrents are all worthy albums and belong in the collections
of anyone interested in uniquely textured
RHTHYMIC ambient soundscapes with a touch of the surreal.
This is not feel-good or new-agey ethno; O Yuki has a more
avant-gard & nocturnal feel that would also work
great as soundtrack/performance level music.
Predecessors of the dark-ambient genre, O Yuki
also offer us a journey into the more shadowy elements
of the unconscious. Don't know if they still exist;
they have or had a side project called "Another Good
Thing" that was started in the mid 1990's (wasn't my
cup of tea). Anyway, treat yourself to an O Yuki disk
and get in touch with your totem spirit.