Tamayuge - Baba Yaga LP
After Ko Shin Moon, The Dwarfs Of East Agouza, and Praed, Akuphone continues its sonic exploration of freaky electronic music with Tamayuge. A blend of experimental music, creepiness, melancholia, and kitschy tones, this surprising collaboration releases its first album, Baba Yaga. At the head of the group are Maya Kuroki and Tamara Filyavich, a Japanese and a Ukrainian now based in Montreal. Kuroki's phantasmagoric vocals and dreamy guitar added to Filyavich's team of electronic ghosts fresh out of her nightmares is an invitation to a strange ritual, between tormented performance and feminist ceremony. Like Baba Yaga, an ambivalent character of Slavic mythology, this music is both part of Japanese and Ukrainian cultures, bringing scary and exciting shivers to an enigmatic imagination. The mysterious and unsettling Tamayuge's universe is somewhere between Phew, Laurie Anderson, and The Residents.