YXIMALLOO-THE WORST OF 1981, CD, + THE WORST OF 1982, CD, + THE WORST OF 1984, CD, + THE WORST OF 1986, CD, 1994, JAPAN
Occupying an insular, hermetic universe (albeit a neon tinted one) wholly his own, I've perhaps overstated the similarities between Naofumi Ishimura's work as Yximalloo and the work of Kimitaka Matsumae in yesterdays posting of Matsumae's work (applicable mostly to Ishimura's more Residential sounding Worst Of 1986 material), as what he was getting up to during this early stage of his career makes him seem more like Matsumae's distant inbred autistic cousin. Inscrutable smurfy brilliance sits side by side with shrill sub-moronic gooning in a way that has the legitimate reek of mental imbalance. Only the most puny children's synths have earned the right to reside in Ishimura's tinkertoy universe, forming the undergirding for much chanting, clapping and whistling, detuned acoustic guitar fumble, toy xylophone plinking and sundry other examples of ingeniously bent malarky making.
NOTE: ITS BEEN POINTED OUT TO ME THAT ISHIMURA IS CURRENTLY SELLING THESE EARLY 90'S CD'S OFF HIS MYSPACE PAGE. THUS, I'VE DECIDED TO REMOVE THESE ALBUMS AND REDIRECT YOU TO HIS MYSPACE PAGE, SO YOU CAN SUPPORT HIS WORK. GO Here