Yokai

by The Rosenshoul

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Bruce Moallem
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Bruce Moallem While you can't go wrong with anything by The Rosenshoul or Duncan Ritchie for that matter, this one has left the most poignant impression on me. Yokai's unsettling, and clanking metallic landscapes quickly surround and suck you into its never-ending world of nightmares. I don't use the word nightmare lightly either. In fact, this is as close as your going to get to being a character lost in the maze of boiler rooms from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" films.
A Walker
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A Walker An industrial nightmare from beginning to end occasionally dropping in and out to reveal its dark and often fantastical ambiance. The Rosenshoul's constant all encompassing and dense noise is a one of a kind experience. There truly isn't any other musical project quite like this. It's as if you're drowning in sound, caught in a rip tide to which there is no escape Favorite track: Yamachichi.
LJ
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LJ Such a confident and challenging album. Most certainly The Rosenshoul's most fluid album and like all contain a deep underlying narrative driving the album as a whole. From the howling electronic Akujo Nokaze opening track to a far more laid back affair with Shōkera and its horn instruments floating through an ocean of sound creats a bridge from the opening track to the closing Yamachichi with its deep, dark and rather alarming presence. Second best only to the epic 'Low Winter Sun' album. Favorite track: Yamachichi.
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Additional engineering on Akujo Nokaze by Shiro Takehiko.

Additional Field Recordings on Shōkera by Aitosi Kuwada.

Horns on Shōkera by Shiro Takehiko.

Additional engineering on Yamachichi by Shiro Takehiko.

Additional Field Recordings on Yamachichi by Aitosi Kuwada.

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released June 25, 2008

Composed and performed by Duncan Ritchie.

Mastered by Duncan Ritchie.

Duncan Ritchie uses Ableton LIVE software.

Cover art by Slava Gerj.

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