Seiichi Yamamoto

山本精一 (Yamamoto Seiichi)

Also known as Mr. Yamamoto, No,1 Y (Yama-Motor), Sei-ichi Yamamoto, Seichi Yamamoto, Seiichi, SY, Yama-Motor, Yamamoto, Yamamoto Sei'ichi, Yamamoto Seiichi, Yamamotor, yamamotoseiichi, 山本, 山本精一
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.japanimprov.com/syamamoto, http://home.att.ne.jp/orange/bears

Discography of Seiichi Yamamoto:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 NOA 10 Audio 1997-11-17 Alchemy Records (2)
2 NOA 2 14 Audio 2001-01-20 Alchemy Records (2)
3 Dance 2 Audio 2002 F.M.N Sound Factory
4 Nu Frequency 8 Audio 2003 Tzadik
5 Baptism 16 Audio 2004 Tzadik
6 Eve 7 Audio 2005-11-23 Dako Vynal Fantasia
7 Duo Improvisation 3 Audio 2009-01-10 Alchemy Music Store
8 Suido Megane Satsujin Jiken 3 Audio 1994 Augen
9 Live At Kanadian 4 Audio 2008 Public Eyesore
10 Playground 9 Audio 2010 P-Vine Records
11 Stones, Women And Records At Taku Taku 2009 7 Audio 2011 Acid Mothers Temple
12 Rhapsodia 7 Audio 2011 P-Vine Records
13 Shi-a-wa-se No Su-mi-ka 8 Audio 1998-09-23 Tokuma Japan Communications
14 Izumi (Buenos Aires Session Vol. #2) 3 Audio 2006 EWE Records
15 Ontoko 6 Audio 1999-12-10 Ummo Records
16 Falsetto 7 Audio 2014 P-Vine Records


Born in Amagasaki, Hyogo prefecture, 1958.

Since the late '80s, Seiichi Yamamoto has been active as an amazingly versatile musician, mainly in the Osaka area. Leading and participating in numerous bands and projects, he has demonstrated the great diversity of his musical styles--from rock, folk, and punk to improvisation and noise. Among many others, he formed the avant-rock band Omoide Hatoba in 1987; Rashinban, featuring his vocals, around 1988; the punk band Akabushi in 1993; and the noise duo Ontoko with K.K. Null in 1999. The various bands of which Yamamoto is a member include Boredoms, Novo Tono, Rovo, and Most.

In addition to his activity as a musician, Yamamoto has owned the rock club Bears in Osaka since 1987, and the label Ummo Records since 1997. Ummo Records' releases mainly feature Osaka-area musicians. Yamamoto is without doubt one of the central figures of the Osaka-area underground music scene.


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