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Yoshihide Otomo

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Avant-garde experimental guitarist / turn-tablist.
He makes delicate and bold noisy music by guitar, turntable, and other instruments.
His band "Ground Zero" (hard core noise/sampling unit) was canceled by himself on 1998, and he started new project "Otomo New Jazz Quintet / Ensemble / Orchestra / Trio", "Cathode", "Filament", and others.


LIVE AT HALL EGG FARM / Roger Turner, Masahiko Satoh & Yoshihide Otomo

Live recorded album of English percussionist Roger Turner and Japanese pianist Masahiko Satoh with Otomo.
First, Turner's solo playing, next, duo with Otomo, finally trio playing with Satoh & Otomo.
(2015 release)


LIVE AT SUPERDELUXE / Roger Turner & Yoshihide Otomo

Duo live album of English percussionist Roger Turner & Otomo at Roppongi SuperDeluxe.
(2015 release)



GUITAR SOLO 2015 RIGHT / Yoshihide Otomo

This album is based from the installation "Yoshihide Otomo: Between music and art".
Fragmental sound sequence played for sixteen speakers randomly.
(2015 release)


LIVE AT SHINJUKU PIT INN / Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band

Live performance of "Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band" recorded at Sinjuku Pit Inn.
(2015 release)



NOISE JOIN INN / Hijokaidan x Yoshihide Otomo

Collaboration album of Japanese avant-garde noise band "Hijokaidan" and Otomo.
(2015 release)


GUITAR SOLO 2015 LEFT / Yoshihide Otomo

Live recoreded album at January 2015 solo live.
Otomo used Gibson ES-175, Japanese free jazz guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi's favorite one.
(2015 release)



LIVE! LOVE! SING! (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original sound track album of special TV-Drama "Ikite Aishite Utaukoto".
MP3 download available for Japan.
(2015 release)

EEJANAIKA ONDO/ Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band

"Eejanaika" means "it's OK" or "Never mind", and "Ondo" means "Dance song".
Otomo's special project featuring "Bon-Dance" (Japanese traditional dancing style in summer holiday season) released on CD!
Including "Ama-chan Ondo", "Let's gettin' back in your hometown Ondo (feat. Kazumi Nikaido)", and "Eejanaika Ondo (feat. Michirou Endo)".

(2014 release)


ASUNARO SAN-SAN-NANA BYOSHI (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original sound track album of TV-Drama "Asunaro San-San-Nana Byoshi".
MP3 download available for Japan.
(2014 release)

THE LONG GOODBY (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original sound track album of TV-Drama "The Long Goodby" based on the story by Raymond Chandler.
MP3 download available for Japan.
(2014 release)


AMA-CHAN LIVE -Ama-Chan Special Big Band Concert in NHK Hall-[DVD] / Yoshihide Otomo & Ama-Chan Special Big Band

Recorded live album of Yoshihide Otomo & Ama-chan Special Big Band.
(2014 release)

AMA-CHAN LIVE -Ama-Chan Special Big Band Concert in NHK Hall-[Blu-ray] / Yoshihide Otomo & Ama-Chan Special Big Band

Recorded live album of Yoshihide Otomo & Ama-chan Special Big Band.
(2014 release)


AMA-CHAN LIVE -Ama-Chan Special Big Band Concert in NHK Hall-[CD] / Yoshihide Otomo & Ama-Chan Special Big Band

Recorded live album of Yoshihide Otomo & Ama-chan Special Big Band.
Including 2 CDs.
MP3 download available for Japan.
(2014 release)

AMA-CHAN Encore (OST part.3) / Yoshihide Otomo

The third edition of original soundtrack album for the TV drama series "Ama-Chan".
Including 2 CDs.
MP3 download available for Japan.
(2013 release)


AMA-CHAN (OST part.2) / Yoshihide Otomo

The second edition of original soundtrack album for the TV drama series "Ama-Chan".
MP3 download available for Japan.
(2013 release)


AMA-CHAN (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the TV drama series "Ama-Chan".
MP3 download available for Japan.
(2013 release)



EXISTENCE / Shin'ichi Isohata with Yoshihide Otomo

Avant-Garde jazz guitar player Shin'ichi Isohata plays solo on 17 tracks and duo with Yoshihide Otomo on 6 tracks.
Studio recorded improvisation, no over-dubbings.
(2013 release)


KURUMI NO HEYA (SOUNDTRACKS vol.1) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the TV broadcasted drama "Kurumi No Heya" (The Room of Walnut).
(2011 release)



YOSHIHIDE OTOMO SOUNDTRACKS vol.0

Compilation album of movie soundtracks by Otomo made.
Containing the soundtracks for "Sono Machi No Kodomo" (Children of the town) and "Kenta To Jun To Kayo-Chan No Kuni" (A Crowd of Three) .
(2010 release)


JIRO SHIRASU (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the TV-broadcasted drana "Jiro Shirasu" .
(2009 release)



ULTRA MIRACLE LOVE STORY (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "Ultra Miracle Love Story" (directed by Satoko Yokohama) .
(2009 release)


OTOMO YOSHIHIDE YAMAMOTO SEIICHI GUITAR DUO

Electronic and acoustic guitar duo by Otomo and Seiichi Yamamoto (Rovo etc.)
(2008 release)



MODULATION WITH 2 ELECTRIC GUITARS AND 2 AMPLIFIERS / Yoshihide Otomo

Two guitars are put on tabletop, and the feedback sound of each guitars are emitted from each amplifiers.
The feedback sound emitted from two amplifiers interferes by the stereo effect each other, and turns into an interactive and experimental sound.
(2007 release)


SORA / OTOMO YOSHIHIDE INVISIBLE SONGS

Rock styled album featuring the guitar of Otomo in all aspects.
Featuring Kahimi karie, Seiichi Yamamoto, Leonid Soybelman (from Ne Zhdali), Shinobu Kawai, and Jim O'rourke as the guest vocalist.
(2007 release)



PRISONER (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "Prisoner" (directed by Masao Adachi) .
(2007 release)


CANARY (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "Canary" (directed by Akihiko Shiota) .
(2005 release)



GUITAR SOLO / Yoshihide Otomo

Otomo's first guitar solo album.
It is one special piece in his work with which a beautiful, delicate music with acoustic guitar, and noisy, brutal tune in the Electric guitar.
(2005 release)


BLUE (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "Blue" (directed by Hiroshi Ando) .
(2003 release)



ENSEMBLE CATHODE / Yoshihide Otomo

Expansion of the concept of "Cathode".
(2002 release)


ANODE / Yoshihide Otomo

Otomo's another experimental project of improvisation limited by three rules.
a) Never react to other performers' sounds.
b) Never apply the construction and order.
c) Never use musical idiom, rhythm, melody or cliche that usually used .
(2001 release)



KAZA-HANA (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "Kaza-Hana (meaning: windblown snowflakes)" directed by Shinji Somai.
(2001 release)


FILAMENT 1 / Yoshihide Otomo & Sachiko M

Experimental unit of post-electronics music by Otomo (electronics) and Sachiko M (sine waves).
(1999 release)
(MP3 Download available)



SHABONDAMA ELEGY (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "Shabondama Elegy" (directed by Ian Kerkhof).
(1999 release)


CATHODE / Yoshihide Otomo

Otomo's experimental project with traditional Japanese instruments, electronic noise, and Improvisation.
(1999 release)



KITCHEN : WO AI CHU FANG (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "Kitchen : Wo Ai Chu Fang" directed by Ho Yim, based on the novel by Banana Yoshimoto.
(1997 release)


SUMMER SNOW : NU REN SI SHI (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "Summer Snow : Nu Ren Si Shi" directed by Ann Hui.
(1997 release)



HU DU MEN (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "Hu Du Men" directed by Kei Shu.
(1997 release)


THE DAY THE SUN TURNED COLD : TIAN GUO NI ZI (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "The Day The Sun Turned Cold : Tian Guo Ni Zi" directed by Ann Hui.
(1995 release)



THE BLUE KITE: LAN FENG ZHENG (OST) / Yoshihide Otomo

Original soundtrack album for the movie "The Blue Kite : Lan Feng Zheng" directed by Zhuangzhuang Tian.
(1995 release)



GROUND ZERO

[Members]


LIVE 1992 + / Ground Zero

Unreleased live recording of Ground Zero's starting time.
(2007 release)


LAST CONCERTS / Ground Zero

Last live performance of Ground Zero.
In Japan, this album is titled "Dissolution Gig".
(1999 release)



CONSUME RED / Ground Zero

Ground Zero's Project: Consume vol.1.
Featuring Korean legendary shaman / musician Kim Suk-Chul as a sampling source.
(1997 release)


CONFLAGRATION / Ground Zero

Ground Zero's Project: Consume vol.2.
Remix tracks of "Consume Red".
Remixed by Gastr Del Sol, Stock,Hausen & Walkman,Violent Onsen Geisha, Dickson Dee, Bob Ostertag.
(1997 release)



CONSUMMATION / Ground Zero

Ground Zero's Project: Consume vol.3.
Remixes of "Consume Red" and "Conflagration".
Compilation of selected entries from the general public remixers.
(1998 release)


PLAYS STANDARDS / Ground Zero

Ground Zero plays standard songs (including Japanese popular songs, TV title tune etc) in avant-garde sound-collage style.
(1997 release)



REVOLUTIONARY PEKINESE OPERA / Ground Zero

Featuring Heiner Goebbels & Alfled Harth's "Pekin Opera" as a sample source.
(Goebbels & Harth sampled Chinese opera sound.)
(1996 release)


NULL & VOID / Ground Zero

Second album of Ground Zero.
(1995 release)



GROUND ZERO / Ground Zero

First album of Ground Zero.
(1993 release)



YOSHIHIDE OTOMO NEW JAZZ QUINTET / ENSEMBLE / ORCHESTRA / TRIO

[Members : Quintet]

[Members : Orchestra]

[Members : Trio]


ONJQ LIVE IN LISBON / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Quintet

Recorded live in Lisbon.
[Band Member]
Otomo Yoshihide: electric guitar
Mats Gustafsson: tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Kenta Tsugami: alto saxophone
Hiroaki Mizutani: bass
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki: drums, trumpet
(2006 release)
(MP3 Download available)


TAILS OUT / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Quintet

(Live session styled) Studio recorded album.
This is the last performance of Naruyoshi Kikuchi in ONJQ.
(2003 release)



ONJQ+OE / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Quintet + Tatsuya Oe

Tatsuya Oe (aka Captain Funk) edited and remixed ONJQ in electro ambient style.
(2003 release)


ONJQ LIVE / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Quintet

2002 Shinjuku (Tokyo) Live recorded album.
(2002 release)



FLUTTER / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Quintet

First album of ONJQ.
Including covered version of Eric Dolphy's "Les" and "Serene".
(2001 release)


DREAMS / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Ensemble

This "Ensemble" is New Jazz Quintet with Sachiko M and Tatsuki Masuko (ASLN, Rovo etc), featuring Jun Togawa and Phew as guest vocalists.
(2002 release)



ONJO / Otomo Yoshihidefs New Jazz Orchestra

Otomo re-organaized his quintet to the big orchestara.
In this studio-recorded album, featured two vocalist Kahimi Karie and Mariko Hamada.
(2005 release)


OUT TO LUNCH / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Orchestra

ONJO's full cover album of Eric Dolphy's legendary "Out To Lunch".
(2005 release)



LIVE Vol.1 Series Circuit / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Orchestra

ONJO's live performance compilation double CD album volume 1.
(2007 release)


LIVE Vol.2 Parallel Circuit / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Orchestra

ONJO's live performance compilation double CD album volume 2.
(2007 release)



LONELY WOMAN / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Trio +

ONJO's New Jazz Trio plays Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman".
Featuring Sachiko M and Jim O'rourke as guest musicians.
(2010 release)


BELLS / Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Trio +

ONJO's New Jazz Trio plays Albert Ayler's "Bells".
Featuring Sachiko M and Jim O'rourke as guest musicians.
(2010 release)



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