B.F.E.56 – O YUKI CONJUGATE “Peyote” LP (Sold Out)
B.F.E.56 – O YUKI CONJUGATE “Peyote” LP
500 copies (Sold Out)
C.Elliott / R.Horberry / T.Horberry / A.Hulmewith
Maneesh Chandra; tablas 1, 8
Dave Collins; percussion 1, 2, 3, 4; berimbau 2; nose singing & chant 4
John Kaukis: keyboards 1, 3, 5
Chris Lucas: vocals 1, 7
Kenneth F Yates: percussion & chant 4; keyboards 7Instrumentation:
tongue drums, roto toms, bongos, congas, big bean, found percussion, drum machine, wind chimes, loops, frying pan, bass, samples, keyboards, fractal guitar, e-bow, flutes, chants, wildlifeEngineered by Joe King. Recorded and digitally mastered at Frontier, Nottingham Aug 1988 – Feb 1990.
“Warm, enveloping and invigorating textures. O Yuki Conjugate’s music inhabits some netherworld between ethnic, ambient, improvised and experimental sounds. The music here is built largely on ghostly layers of percussion suggesting ceremonies of ancient worship…. eerily affecting.” –OPTION MAGAZINE.
“Ambient, pagan, tribal scenes of sitting in a sweatlodge come to mind. The perfect trance inducing music to listen to…” – INDUSTRIALNATION
“O Yuki Conjugate inhabit some netherworld between ethnic, ambient, improvised and experimental sounds, built largely on ghostly layers of percussion which suggest ceremonies of ancient worship…” – HEARTBEATS
“Hot on the heels of the re-issue of ‘Into Dark Water’ (see Vital Weekly 1221), there is now ‘Peyote’, originally released in 1991 by the Swedish Multimood label. Back in the day, I think, I missed the original release, but a little later on I worked for a record company that helped Multimood out pressing more copies of this. That is not to say that we played this all day, or for that matter, there was anything that was on constant rotation. But hearing it back then and already familiar with their earlier work, made me realize that somehow, somewhere O Yuki Conjugate had drifted off into something that was even more rhythmic than before and perhaps ventured
jungle/rain forest setting. What can also be noticed is that the production is top-notch here, with much care for the detailed sound. Maybe the older stuff had a fine grittiness to the music, but it is here all crisp and clear. If you remember my previous praise for this band, it won’t be a shock if I say that I think this is a masterpiece. The big question is; next up for re-issue is ‘Equator’, the landmark release at the height of ambient house music and who will release that one?” Vital Weekly