"OYC25" celebrates 25 years of the UK ambient pioneers O Yuki Conjugate
, who played their first gig in October 1982 at the now-defunct Newshouse pub in Nottingham, England to seven people and a dog. Three incarnations, seven albums and 25 years later all members past and present got together to record an album to mark this unlikely anniversary. The result - lovingly remixed by producer Rob Jenkins
- is "OYC25", five tracks of post-industrial, fourth world-ish, dirty ambience.
"OYC25" finds the band in fine form, with an abundance of dub-like bass, micro processed rhythms and plangent pads. The package includes a full length DVD of live recordings and rare footage that offer a unique insight into the band's history, together with a complete alternate mix of the album. The whole thing comes in a gatefold sleeve beautifully designed by Fitzroy & Finn
and includes a specially commissioned essay on the band by Dr Philip Shaw
, Senior Lecturer
in English at Leicester University.
The DVD is a region-free double-sided disc with NTSC on one side and PAL on the other. It is fully compatible with all DVD players worldwide.