Hello! Currently, I moved out of London with my narrowboat and moving towards the Avebury stone circle area. So I can stay around there and write tunes about stone circles. While I am doing that, I started a service for making paintings just for you, with messages... please let me know if you are interested :) You can follow my Instagram page for it which is @painting_of_Your_dreams xxx
Our third album 'Crispy Moon' has hatched today! Happy Crispy Moon day!
I'm feeling very lucky to work with all these amazing friends to make this happen.
Since I move to London in April 2019, I've been working on this album.
I started working at cafe OTO and met loads of lovely people there, Rozi and Agathe has been such amazing friends to support me being in London.
Really great to become friends with Clementine March, Vanishing Twin,Haha sounds collective, Trush Kit, Mermaid Chunky... and all other
amazing musicians and artists.
We had a residency at PRAH foundation and recorded at total refreshment centre in 2020,
Hannes Plattmeier at Ashfield Street Studios, London mixed and co-produced all the songs apart from one which Cathy Lucas from Vanishing Twin has mixed and produced.
Mastered by Stephen Kerrison at Tall tree audio mastering.
Lucy Mead helped me managing Yama Warashi for 2020-2021, she has been such a amazing support, Thank you Lucy!
Thank you for amazing press work Rosie and Jonny!
Thank you Stephen, Rachel from PRAH recordings to make this happen!
our album Launch is 3rd June at Shacklewell Arms in London, Thank you for
booking tour Tucker and Dex from Yuppies music!
Here are all the credits from the album -
Recorded by Kristian Craig Robinson at Total Refreshment Centre, London
Track 4 Mixed and produced by Cathy Lucas ( Vanishing Twin )
All other tracks apart from Track 4 Mixed by Hannes Plattmeier at Ashfield Street Studios, London
Vocals for Track 2 and Track 8 recorded by Hannes Plattmeier at Ashfield Street Studios, London
Mastered by Stephen Kerrison (Tall Tree Audio Mastering)
Song written by Yoshino Shigihara
Additional production by Hannes Plattmeier
Agathe Max: Violin on track 1,2,4,5,7,8
Aletta Dina: Drums on Track 4,5,6,7,8
Angela Won-Yin Mak: Electric Guitar and backing vocal on track 8
Conrad Singh: Electric Guitar for all the tracks, Clarinet on Track 1,Bansuri on Track 5
Coral Rose Kindred-Boothby: Electric Bass and backing vocals on Track 8
Dan Truen: Drums on Track 1,2,3
Hannes Plattmeier: Additional Pianet on Track 4
Lewis Graham Fitzjohn: Bass and percussions on Track 1,3,4,5,6,7
Moina Moin: Alto Sax of all the tracks, backing vocal on Track 8
Phill MFU: Synth on track 4
Susumu Mukai: Electric Bass on Track 2
Yoshino Shigihara: Keyboards, Main vocal, percussions, roto toms, Taishogoto (Track 1 and 3)
Special thanks to:
PRAH Foundation, Stephen Bass, Rachel McWhinney, Total Refreshment Centre, Cathy Lucas, Rozi Plain, Lucy Mead, Sam Tucker, Dexter Millest, Yuppies Music, Kate Evans, Moina Moin, Crystabel Riley, Neil Thompson, Vanshing Twin, Haha Sounds Collective, Cafe OTO, all my friends and family.
Album cover photo taken by: Adam Isfendiyar
Banner Design by : Yoshino Shigihara and Moina Moin
Banner making by: Moina Moin
Makeup by: Crystabel Riley
Digital Bonus Track: Chokkan To Mousou
Agathe Max: Violin
Aletta Dina: Drums
Angela Won-Yin Mak: Electric Guitar, synth and backing vocal
Conrad Singh: Electric Guitar
Coral Rose Kindred-Boothby: Electric Bass and backing vocal
Moina Moin: Alto Sax and backing vocal
Yoshino Shigihara: Main vocal, keyboards and percussions
Really happy to announce that these gigs and festivals are lined up!
Album Lunch will be on 3rd June at Shacklewell arms in London, We will be special 7 pieces band! There are few more dates to announce soon :)
1st May 2022 at Astral Festival at Strange brew, Bristol
13th May 2022 at Great Escape festival, Brighton
15th May 2022 at Drawsome festival, York
3rd - Shaklewell arms, London - Album Launch Speciall 7 pieces band
9th – Clandestino Festival – Gothenburg/SE
11th – The Talleyrand – Manchester/UK
12th – The Waiting Room – Stockton on Tee/UK
14th – Hug & Pint – Glasgow/UK
15th – Hyde Park Book Club – Leeds/UK
16th – Cobalt Studios – Newcastle/UK
18th – Jam Jar – Bristol/UK
19th – Unearthed in a Field Festival – Pembrookshire/UK
25th – Unorthadox Paradox Festival – Anglesea/UK
6th – The Boileroom – Guildford/UK
7th – The Rosehill – Brighton/UK
8th – Elsewhere – Margate/UK
17th - Tropical Pressure - Portawan/UK
8th - Valley Fest – Chew Valley/UK
28th - Shambala Festival - Market Harbourer/UK
I am very happy to announce that our third album 'Crispy Moon' will be out on 27th May from PRAH Recordings. We have also very limited version from Dinked Edition too! Dinked Edition, you can get neon yellow coloured vinyl with Flexi disc with exclusive track！
Very excited to share this new song about veganism ' Dividual Individual'! It was recorded by Kristian Claig Robinson at Total Refreshment Centre in OCT 2020.
This just came out from PRAH Recordings! Thank you Stephen Bass, Rachel and Mina!
The song was played by Agathe Max on Violin, Conrad Singh (Cloudshoes, The Evilusses) on Electric Guitar, Dan Truen (The Evilusses) on Drums , Moina Moin (Mermaid Chunky) on Sax, and Susumu Mukai ( Vanishing Twin/ Zongamin ) on Elecctric Bass.
Additional recording and mixing was done by Hannes Plattmiere at Ashfield Street Studios, London.
Mastered by Stephen Kerrison at Tall Tree Audio Recordings.
There are some writing about this tune and link for the video!
Beats Per Minute https://beatsperminute.com/yama-warashi-shares-the-slinky-playfully-psychedelic-dividual-individual/
Backseat Mafia https://www.backseatmafia.com/track-zun-zun-eguis-sonic-traveller-yama-warashi-steps-up-and-out-with-the-space-jazz-chant-of-dividual-individual/
World Treasures just gone up https://worldtreasuresmusic.com/2021/11/16/yama-warashis-latest-offering-is-dividual-individual-the-japanese-artist-has-adopted-different-guises-in-bristol-and-london-and-maintains-her-solo-meditative-pop-mode-for-new-single/
Hope you like it! xxx
We are very happy to go on tour our friends- Vanishing Twin. They are totally amazing and love them as friends too. So happy to be supporting, most of the show we will be play as a duo with Agathe Max. Bristol show will be 5 piece with Dan Truen, Conrad Singh and Lewis Fitzjohn. London show will be 4 piece with Momoko Gill and Conrad singh added our two piece :) We will have some special guest some night too, please say hello! xxx
Here is the wider theme of Love mix at Deepbed radio aired on Valentine's day. All Japanese alternative pop music :)
Yama Warashi LOVE tracklist 14th Feb 2021
1. ナマで踊ろう 坂本慎太郎 Lets dance raw by Shintaro Sakamoto
2. 薔薇と野獣 細野晴臣 Bara to yajyu by Haruomi Hosono
3. 月のビタミン ゆうき Tsukino Vitamin by Yuuki
4. Mother Terra by Ryuichi Sakamoto
5. 野ばら 小川美潮 Nobara by Mishio Ogawa
6. 中央フリーウェイ 荒井由実 Chyuou Freeway by Yumi Mattoya
7. いい言葉ちょうだい フィッシュマンズ Iikotoba Chodai by Fishmans
8. Last night by Rei Harakami
9. Best Position by MC Mango
10. Want You by Afrirampo
11. 奪うは陰わけるは陽 ウリチパン郡 Ubauwain wakeruwayou by Urichipangoon
12. Starry night by Masakatsu Takagi and Miu Sakamoto
13. Sayonara by Brazil
14. ぼくのかけら 坂本龍一 Bokuno kakera by Ryuichi Sakamoto
15. 屋久の日月節 水曜日のカンパネルラ＆オオルタイチ Yakuno Nichigetsubushi by Wednesday Kampanerla and Oorutaichi
Very happy to announce that we have received funding from Help Musicians in 2021. We have been recording 9 songs with Kritian Claig Robison at Total Refreshment Center late 2020. So now it need to mix and finish all the bits. Hannes Plattmire is working on them and it is sounding good! I hope we can share with you sometime this year! xxx
It has been great to be a residence DJ on CAMP Radio! Here are the mixcloud links so far... One with Japanese Music Special and one with Water themed music special.
Very excited to play the first and last show in 2020 at Cafe OTO! Our bandmate Conrad's CLOUDSHOES and Moina's Marmaid Chunky will play too. Please tune in :)
Photo by Adam Isfendiyar
Make up by Crystabel Riley