Neo G Yo: Hazama Album Release Party

Neo G Yo: Hazama Album Release Party

E*Rock (live set), DNVN, Neill Von Tally

Wed Oct 4

8:30 pm

$7.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

The release party for Hazama, the debut full length LP from the party conscious MC Neo G Yo, in collaboration with Japanese visual artist Yu Suda.

Neo G Yo: Hazama Album Release Party
Neo G Yo: Hazama Album Release Party
Hazama, the debut full length LP and book from the party conscious MC and Futro Collective founder Neo G Yo, is an exploration in the concept of “in between” (“hazama” in Japanese). Upon receiving funding from a 2017 project grant from RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Council), Neo was able to expand his vision into a uniquely collaborative project. The production work, composed by longtime collaborator Winston Lane, embodies a spacious containment with heavy drums and cosmic synths. Within this sonic urgency, a story of relationships is told from the perspective of a character who is forced to face life in a constant state of unease. Through his connection to nature, Neo grapples with the challenges of a progressive society intent on infinite growth and connectivity.

After being sculpted in Winston and Neo’s studios, the music was then engineered, mixed and mastered (brought to life) by Karl Kling (of RAC, Mani/Pedi Records) at A/D Agency. Throughout the album, Neo is joined by various guests including Takopeo and duo Knocktilluca - MCs from Osaka, Japan - (who rhyme in their native tongue on “Friendship” and “Phoenix” respectively). The album also features Portland collaborators Neill Von Tally, Blossom, and DNVN.

The prominent physical format for the work will be an illustrated poetry book that will act as a companion to the Hazama story told on the album. The book contains 10 illustrations by Tokyo, Japan-based artist Yu Suda drawn in reaction to each song. The poetic content of the book is a dialogic response to the imagery, resulting in a cross-cultural exchange between sound, illustration, and text. Suda’s work embodies a playful seriousness, while exploring a unique representation of retro futurism that coexists well within the realm of Neo G Yo. Hazama will also be released on a limited run of tapes in collaboration with Intrinsically EYRST.

To commemorate Hazama, there will be a live perfomance by Neo G Yo at Holocene along with guests E*rock (live set), DNVN, and Neill Von Tally on 10.4.17. Japanese artist Yu Suda will also be present.
E*Rock (live set)
E*Rock (live set)
Based in Portland Oregon, E*Rock is a multi-disciplinary artist and electronic musician who runs the record labels Audio Dregs and Fryk Beat and produces animated music videos with the Wyld File crew.

E*Rock co-runs Audio Dregs with his brother Evan Mast (E*Vax), as well as publishing Thumb zine and spending time as a visual artist.
DNVN
DNVN is a collaboration started by Donovan Edwards (John Smith) & Damon Boucher (Chanti Darling, Du Og Meg)

Influenced by past but sounds like future.

Sounds like: future r&b with a little bit of funk.
Feels like: lush sex jams set in space.
Taste like: last nights sweet tea on your morning walk home.
Smells like: tobacco, leather bootstraps and daddy's aftershave.

New album SOFT PINK due Summer 2017.
Neill Von Tally
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/