Legendary Japanese musician Himuro Yoshiteru comes through with his 9th studio album titled View From Bottom. Known for creating some incredible electronic soundscapes and rhythms, this new release is just as amazing as his previous work, with incredibly layered and textured compositions throughout.
Throughout the 11 tracks and 37 minutes of music, Himuro is able to create some staggeringly beautiful sounds, with music that sounds spiritual and utterly moving and breathtaking. “The Gate” opens the album up with incredible electronic and synth-heavy melodies that are almost suffocating, as the intensity of the sound and incredibly dense electronic rhythms makes it an ethereal, mesmeric listen. The slow buildup on “View From Bottom” is incredibly poignant, as piano leads come through, creating such a hypnotic groove to the track. The infectious and colourful groove of “Ruler” makes it one of the standout tracks, with brilliant string sections that complement the hard-hitting beat. “Beat Log 36454” is infectious with its beat and overall groove, as the synth leads and electronic effects throughout make it a stunning track, while “Depressed Machine” sounds like it’s name -a depressing, melancholic track with off-kilter electronic quirks that make it an awesome track to listen to. The piano-led “Numa” breaks into this stunning, synth and beat-heavy composition that’s ethereal and hypnotic, while the frantic and intense “Venn Diagram” is a menacing track with so much breathtaking energy that it’s really impossible not to be absolutely taken aback by the heavy, hypnotic energy he brings. With a hectic, heavy and sometimes industrial sound, Himuro Yoshiteru was able to create a gem with this album, and I hope he continues to release stellar music.
Listen to Himuro Yoshiteru’s new album View From Bottom below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support!