O Yuki Conjugate: 25 Years of Willful Obscurity. Soleilmoon Recordings announce the release of “”OYC25″”, a CD & DVD celebrating a quarter century of UK ambient pioneers O Yuki Conjugate.
In October 1982 the youthful O Yuki Conjugate played their first gig at the now-defunct Newshouse pub in Nottingham, England to seven people and a dog. Three incarnations, seven albums and 25 years later all members past and present got together in a West London studio to record an album in an afternoon as a way of marking this unlikely anniversary. The result, lovingly remixed by producer Rob Jenkins, is OYC25, five tracks of post-industrial, fourth world-ish, dirty ambience.
OYC25 finds the band in fine form, with an abundance of dub-like bass, micro processed rhythms and plangent pads. The package includes a full length DVD of live recordings and rare footage that offer a unique insight into the band’s history, together with a complete alternate mix of the album. The whole thing comes in a gatefold sleeve beautifully designed by Fitzroy&Finn and includes a specially commissioned essay on the band by Dr Philip Shaw, Senior Lecturer in English at Leicester University.
NOTE: The DVD is a region-free double-sided disc with NTSC on one side and PAL on the other. It is compatible with all DVD players worldwide.