Multi-instrumentalist/composer based in Tokyo, Yuko Araki started playing piano when she was a small child and in her teenage years was inspired by hardcore and metal music, but she soon became really eclectic and took on a diverse range of projects. She’s currently the singer and electronic musician of the Acid House duo YobKiss, the drummer of the oriental/tribal dream psych band Kuunatic and one of the founding members of the Neo classical noise duo Concierto de la Familia.
In 2017, she started her solo project: harsh noise drones layered by analog synthesisers, cymbals and samples of Japanese traditional instruments creating abstract rhythms and dissonant harmonies that sound like a noise orchestra.
In 2019 she released her first EP “I” via Indonesian label Gerpfast Kolektif and her debut album “II” via Italian label Commando Vanessa delivering intergalactic noise fused synthscapes mixing pulsating rhythmic sound frequencies and powerful synthetic sonic layers, through her exceptional sound processing sensibility.
She recently performed for Cherry Music and Sakura Festival in Denmark, Jogja Noise Bombing festival in Yogyakarta in Indonesia, DAO XUAN International festival in Vietnam and toured Europe for the first time.
“The thing that struck me the most about Araki’s work on II was how ambient textures are featured as prominently as the more extreme noise elements. Its hypnotic and mysterious vibe makes the album, for me, more approachable than many Japanoise albums whose sole purpose seems to be eardrum abuse.” – Scene Point Blank
“II is made up of five incredible tracks that create an intense soundscape. It’s a great synaptic ride” – Echoes and Dust
“The sound crafting of Araki showcase her ability to build entire sonic realms… but it is the harsher moments that showcase the truly unforgivable facade of this work.” – Invisible oranges