Monday, September 16, 2019Light Snow -5°C
Music

Tonight at M for Montreal: Yamantaka//Sonic Titan And The Icy Storm of Noh-Wave

Posted by Mike_Z / November 20, 2013

Yamantaka Sonic TitanOne thing that stands out about Yamantaka//Sonic Titan --and is it a band or an art collective?--is the fusion of music and performance. Or is it art and philosophy? Or theater and symphony? But that's the point. The band with two names, separated by the signature double slash, is all about the refusal to sit neatly within a category.

I remember a few years back, Midnight Poutine veteran Greg Bouchard bringing me to a YT//ST show in one of Little Italy's lofts. I was frantically trying to avoid the temptation to photograph every instant of the performance, afraid I'd miss the purely aural experience by framing them through a camera phone. Just when the soundscapes couldn't be more overwhelmingly narcotic in their dramatic noise experiments, they'd break into pure grey-punk harmony-driven verses that would make lower lips bleed from intense pleasure. And then again, you open your eyes to what could be ritualistic sacrifice, of song structure, of expectations, and maybe a couple of virgins too.

They're described variously as dark-wave, post punk, light industrial metal, and the list goes on. Finding the right genre adjectives just feels too much like the work of a music reviewer. I'm going to call them 'experiential' (not even 'experimental') and leave it at that. Check out their work on their bandcamp page.

Here's a live radio performance of a song from their upcoming album:

Here's a music video co-directed by the band's singer Ruby Kato Attwood:

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Hoshi Neko from Emily Pelstring on Vimeo.

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan play tonight at Sala Rosa with Murray Lightburn and Seoul.

Discussion

19 Comments

Auto Insurance in Little Rock Arkansas / November 28, 2013 at 12:17 am
user-pic
Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you
writing this post plus the rest of the website is very good.
qr.net / February 10, 2014 at 07:23 am
user-pic
Late season always turns my mind towards wet fly fishing and the B team on the Mill Pond.

This spring once again saw very low numbers of salmon migrating up
Welsh rivers, and bodies of water too find perch fish zander are harbors,
boat docks, breakwaters and also inland lakes.
Below are some pictures from some recent floats.
It is great for family outings on the Guulf side.
JCPenney Coupons / April 28, 2014 at 01:52 am
user-pic
There is an online catalog featuring Best Buy products where points can be redeemed; additionally users can redeem
the points for purchases inside the Best Buy brick and mortar store.
Sadly, people are not flocking to the stores to purchase
this quality merchandise. It’s conjointly applicable for
the quick foods and therefore the low price restaurants.
vmax used yamaha snowmobile parts / August 14, 2014 at 10:15 am
user-pic
Good day! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering
which blog platform are you using for this site? I'm getting sick and tired of Wordpress because I've had problems with hackers and I'm
looking at options for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the
direction of a good platform.
top affiliate marketing resources / April 22, 2015 at 05:38 am
user-pic
Admiring the persistence you put into your website and in depth
information you provide. It's good to come across a blog every once in a while
that isn't the same out of date rehashed material.
Fantastic read! I've saved your site and I'm adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.
Kanchipuram sarees / June 4, 2018 at 02:45 am
user-pic
nice post
golu dolls / June 4, 2018 at 02:46 am
user-pic
nice post
Kanchipuram silk Sarees / June 29, 2018 at 11:54 pm
user-pic
nice post
golu dolls / June 29, 2018 at 11:54 pm
user-pic
nice post
golu dolls chennai / December 11, 2018 at 02:39 am
user-pic
nice post
Kanchipuram Sarees / December 11, 2018 at 02:39 am
user-pic
nice post
Kanchipuram Sarees / December 11, 2018 at 02:40 am
user-pic
nice post
herbal powder / December 11, 2018 at 02:40 am
user-pic
nice post
Kanchipuram sarees / December 20, 2018 at 02:33 am
user-pic
goood
Kanchipuram sarees / December 20, 2018 at 02:33 am
user-pic
gooood
Kanchipuram sarees / December 20, 2018 at 02:34 am
user-pic
goood
Kanchipuram sarees / December 20, 2018 at 05:24 am
user-pic
good
Kanchipuram sarees / December 20, 2018 at 05:25 am
user-pic
superrr

Add a Comment

Other Cities: Toronto