Originally released on CD in 1991 and now released on vinyl for the first time.
O Yuki Conjugate are an English post-industrial/ambient musical group founded in 1982 in Nottingham by Roger Horberry and Andrew Hulme and still – intermittently – active today. Originally inspired by the spirit and sound of post-punk, they soon started pioneering their own brand of ambient at a time when few people were interested in such a low-key approach. Their music has been variously described as ‘ambient’, ‘fourth world’, ‘ethnic’, ‘tribal’ and ‘dark wave’; the band prefer to call it ‘dirty ambient’.
O Yuki Conjugate on this occasion were:
C.Elliott / R.Horberry / T.Horberry / A.Hulme
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 7
Instrumentation: 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, wildlife
Engineered by Joe King. Recorded and digitally mastered at Frontier, Nottingham Aug 1988 – Feb 1990.
Edition of 500 copies. Die cut cover.
“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
A1 Snake Charm
A2 A Darker Belief
A3 Earth Loop (Fragment)
A4 Long Pig
B1 Alia Ma
B2 Dusk, Dead Heart
B3 Still Breath
B4 Tidal Dance