LP: “New Games / Rhythm & Sound”

Released from em records on March 17, 2018.
This is the long-awaited, first-ever vinyl release from the Osaka-based band goat. The five tracks are compiled from their debut album “New Games” (2013) and their second album “Rhythm & Sound” (2015). The titles of those releases provide a hint: a sense of joyful play within defined structures, and an emphasis on propulsive pulse and a prioritizing of pure percussive sound over melodic content. With guitar, bass, drums and saxophone, goat create music which is unlike most rock bands, utilizing harmonics outside standard tonality, as well as clever muting, to craft intricate, driven, forceful compositions by Koshiro Hino, aka YPY. goat is currently going through a period of new development and further exploration of intertwining patterns of rhythmic repetition; this compilation is the bedrock. Superbly recorded and mixed by
Bunsho Nishikawa, mastered and cut by Rashad Becker, cover art by Tomoo Gokita, this release will be a revelation for your turntable.
A1. New Games
A2. std
B1. Solid Eye
B2. Ghosts Part 1
B3. On Fire
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ゴート待望の初LP版登場!西川文章の録音&ミキシング、Rashad Beckerのマスタリング&カッティング、五木田智央の装丁という最強布陣でおくる決定版。
YPY/日野浩志郎が率いるインストゥルメンタル・カルテット、ゴート(goat)の待望のヴァイナルLPアルバムは、1st『New Games』と2nd『Rhythm & Sound』のベスト・パフォーマンスを再編成したLP版独自の選曲。今回、ベルリンのDubplates & Mastering(Rashad Beckerがゴートのファン)で新たにマスタリングして生まれ変わったサウンドは再生音量が大きければ大きいほど本領を発揮する。

Title: “8,9,10” and “9,10,11” from Gung Ho 1,2,3D
Various Artists including:
From Scratch / goat / Don’t DJ / Utena Kobayashi Group

Released from em records in June, 2017
[available in Double 12″ LP version & CD]
From Scratch was an innovative and highly influential New Zealand-based sound-performance group, making extensive use of found and repurposed objects as well as custom-made instruments in their intricately interlocking percussion music. One of their signature instruments consisted of carefully tuned PVC pipes, played with foam rubber mallets; arrays of these feature prominently, along with drums and tuned percussion, in Gung Ho 1,2,3D, an extended composition which sumptuously investigates polyrhythmic relationships indicated by the number sequences which title each section of the piece. Featured here is the original 1982 recording of the “8, 9, 10” and “9, 10, 11” sections of the piece, previously issued in 1988 by Flying Nun.
Rounding out this 2LP and CD release are three 2016 translations of the piece, based on the original score. Japanese group goat provides a driving rhythmic and mathematical analogue, which From Scratch’s Phil Dadson, who provides liner notes, describes as “a fast moving shadow, familiar in outline but from another world”. German producer Don’t DJ imbibes the tribal spirit of Gung Ho and its sense of ritual to deliver a hypnotic immersion, and Utena Kobayashi Group adds wordless voice-worlds and distorted blasts to the ever-onward mix, before a final tropical down-shift.
“8, 9, 10” and “9, 10, 11” from Gung Ho 1,2,3D
Performed by
1. From Scratch (1981) (Side A)
Interpreted by
2. goat (Side B)
3. Don’t DJ (Side C)
4. Utena Kobayashi Group (Side D)
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今作では『ガン・ホー1,2,3D』で最も複雑な8,9,10拍子と9,10,11拍子で演奏された1981年のオリジナル録音を筆頭に、国内外の現行3アーティスト:YPY 日野浩志郎率いるゴート(M2)/独の奇才Don’t DJ(M3)/鬼の右腕を経て現在D.A.N、トクマル・シューゴ等で活躍する小林うてな(M4)が解釈に挑んだカヴァーの計4作品を収録。全て楽譜を元に演奏しているが4者の解釈はまるで異なり、相当に高度な演奏にもかかわらず反復リズムゆえポップな様相を呈している。
+ CD 版:日本語・英語解説/通常ジュエルケース/ブックレット封入
+ LP 版:12” LP 2 枚組/見開きジャケット/日本語・英語解説
Tracks: “8, 9, 10” and “9, 10, 11” from Gung Ho 1,2,3D
Performed by オリジナル演奏:
1. From Scratch (1981) (Side A)
Interpreted by カヴァー演奏:
2. ゴート (Side B)
3. Don’t DJ (Side C)
4. 小林うてなグループ (Side D)

2nd album “Rhythm & Sound”


Price: 2,000 yen + tax
Release Date: 4 March 2015
Track List:
1. Rhythm & Sound
2. Solid Eye
3. FP
4. Ghosts Part 1
5. On Fire
composed by Koshiro Hino aka YPY
recorded, mixed and mastered by Bunsho Nishikawa
cover painting by Tomoo Gokita
members: Koshiro Hino aka YPY(guitar)/Akihiko Ando(sax)/Atsumi Tagami(bass)/Tetsushi Nishikawa(drums)

1st album NEW GAMES”


Price: 2,000 yen + tax
Release Date: 17 July 2013
Track List:
3. MW
4. std
composed by Koshiro Hino
recorded, mixed and mastered by Bunsho Nishikawa
recorded at CONPASS
members: Koshiro Hino aka YPY(guitar)/Akihiko Ando(sax)/Atsumi Tagami(bass)/Tetsushi Nishikawa(drums)