The Exploration

by Go Yama

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>> 1st Single 'The Departure' Out Now
>> 1 September - Album Preorder & 2nd Single 'The Sequences'
>> 6 October - 3rd Single 'The Emergence'
>> 27 October - Global Album Release & 4th Single 'The Disbelief'

"I dig Intrepid and Undiscovered!" Lefto (Brownswood)

"Wow! This is fire!!" Simbad aka SMBD (Worldwide family, UK)

"This is a really good album" Dj Complexion (Future Beats Radio Show)

"Some Serious dope on here" Eli Soul Clap

Played on BBC Radio 6
Featured on Bandcamp 'New and notable' charts

After a long hiatus, Bay Area producer and label stalwart Go Yama returns with a triumphant full-length release. Following a period of internal struggle with the realities of creating art in the digital age, the genre-bending producer has turned inward, tearing down and rebuilding his creative approach. This re-imagining of the Go Yama sound has brought one of his deepest creative driving forces to the forefront of his music: the need to cultivate a sense of exploration and curiosity about life.

Naturally, ‘The Exploration’ LP is the culmination of this realisation paired with a surge of unbridled creativity. Through tireless and unfettered experimentation, the producer allowed themes, narratives, and connections in the music to make themselves apparent through the process of creation, rather than dictating them from the start; the album is essentially a snapshot of Go Yama crystallising his own musical ‘truth’. Additionally, his interest in anime / manga culture is apparent in the sculpting of samples and soundscapes throughout the album. Fuelled by bouncy basslines, sweeping guitar riffs, a collage of found sounds, and a pervasive soulful streak, the sonic world of Go Yama is perched in the middle of a web of genres and styles, taking inspiration from all but never being tied down to any. With guest appearances by current movers like Mike Gao, Flamingosis, Elaquent and Ruff Draft, ‘The Exploration’ takes us on a journey deeper into this world than ever before, and it is a truly awe-inspiring ride.

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released October 27, 2017

Artwork by Jeff Kansado
Mastering by Nick Garcia

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With Darker Than Wax, the music has been reduced to its most concentrated form.
It’s pretty pure and simple really. It's basically a statement. A statement on the pervasiveness of black music and the influence it has had on countless genres.
A statement that it’s all about bringing it into the future.
A statement that music should have depth.
Expression and uninhibited creativity is the key.
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