Matter and Life is the first ever LP release by Youki Noseyama from Niigata, either under his own name or his previous Diesel Guitar moniker. The sheer physicality of Noseyama's performances were always next to impossible to document on any recorded format, but Noseyama has now created this work especially for his first vinyl release. Three tracks from 2015 have been carefully selected from his vast body of recordings, and can be read as a digest of the continuous drone style that Noseyama has focussed on since his cassette works.
Youki Noseyama: Born in 1967 in Niigata. Primarily a solo guitarist. Started playing in improvised groups in Osaka in 1987. Began performing as Diesel Guitar in 1991. From 1993 started the Pursuit of Noise live series at OZC School in Osaka with Monde Bruits and other local artists. This developed into live performances in Kobe, Kyoto, Tokyo and other cities. Returned to his native Niigata in 2000. Released his first CD Stream of Lights in 2002, and a second CD Resonance 2003-2010 in 2011. Participated in the Niigata-based Anti Music music event from 2006. With Niigata as his base, he performs occasionally in Osaka and Tokyo. In December 2012 he reverted to his real name, Youki Noseyama, and released his third CD, Kaze no Utsuwa.
All tracks have been mastered by Kiyoharu Kuwayama (Lethe). The jacket includes a unique, handmade, detachable artwork sheet. Limited to 100 copies.