Back in Print! A return to the power of our primitive ancestors whirling before fires and evoking the spirits. An intense aura of truths more primal and clear.
"Warm, enveloping and invigorating textures. O Yuki Conjugate's music inhabits some netherworld between ethnic, ambient, improvised and experimental sounds. The music here is built largely on ghostly layers of percussion suggesting ceremonies of ancient worship.... eerily affecting." -OPTION MAGAZINE.
"Ambient, pagan, tribal scenes of sitting in a sweatlodge come to mind. The perfect trance inducing music to listen to..." - INDUSTRIALNATION
"O Yuki Conjugate inhabit some netherworld between ethnic, ambient, improvised and experimental sounds, built largely on ghostly layers of percussion which suggest ceremonies of ancient worship..." - HEARTBEATS
"Ethereal and sensual, this is music to tribalize modern man." (some canadian paper with !*@# as its name)
"OYC weave a musical tapestry combining ancient tribal sounds with modern technology. 'Peyote' would fare well as a soundtrack with its dark undercurrents and magical atmospheres. Beautiful stuff..." - GODSEND
"I got a headache on the first listen, that started on the second too.." unknown reviewer
"in its teeming tropical fervour, peripheral buzzing and distant washes of sinister colouration, it depicts a landscape without foreground or figures. the inference must be that the listener becomes that figure in the foreground simply by immersing him or herself in the music." - DAVID TOOP, THE TIMES
A review from Amazon.com Customer:
by M. Watkins
O Yuki Conjugate are one of those classic ambient acts which thankfully dodge a host of other generic offerings from the 'ethno-ambient' crowd. Truth is, there are few other musical entities which would even come close to O Yuki's brand of aural medicine. At times I've been reminded of Dead Can Dance, because of the wide array of acoustic instruments which the members of O Yuki are likewise intimately familiar with. Along with DCD I would 'compare' O Yuki with the texas dynamic duo known as Voice of Eye; one difference being that VOE often went for longer somewhat more hallucinogenic epic compositions. O Yuki craft their percussions, flutes, bongos, congas, chants (part of that DCD appeal), wildlife etc. etc. into unique aural odessys which remain distinct for the listener at all times. Equator, Peyote, and Undercurrents are all worthy albums and belong in the collections of anyone interested in uniquely textured RHTHYMIC ambient soundscapes with a touch of the surreal. This is not feel-good or new-agey ethno; O Yuki has a more avante-gard & nocturnal feel that would also work great as soundtrack/performance level music. Predecessors of the dark-ambient genre, O Yuki also offer us a journey into the more shadowy elements of the unconscious. Anyway, treat yourself to an O Yuki disk and get in touch with your totem spirit.
A review from Backroads Music/Heartbeats, All Music Guide:
O Yuki Conjugate's dark tribal ambience features aggressive rhythms and invigorating textures, moody yet melodic, with menacing undercurrents. Trance-like and inviting nonetheless, O Yuki Conjugate inhabit some netherworld between ethnic, ambient, improvised and experimental sounds. Built largely on ghostly layers of percussion, this intriguing release suggests ceremonies of ancient worship, or other tribal rites. For the hearty and courageous listener, Peyote is a musical trip well worth taking.