If the first Yorishiro album, minimally titled ‘I’, meditated on the adventure and sounds of a river descending and interacting with nature, ‘II’ is the eerie but triumphant conclusion. Set and nestled in a small valley and village in southern Japan. Static, but wandering and ruminating on the cycle of rice cultivation. The second offering from Yorishiro transmits five diverse pieces haunted by nature and myth, guiding the listener through the oscillating fate of the harvest. Carefully composed as if seen through the contemplative eyes of a sage rice farmer, the five sound narratives emanate bass, croaks, drones, loops riffs, springs, squawks, whispers …….. All playing their part in a form of meditative storytelling. 45 copies.


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