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Otomo Yoshihide

ttbl, g, *1959 JP
Musician of Electronic and Jazz
A.k.a. 大友良英 DJ Carhouse

Otomo Yoshihide (born August 1, 1959 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese experimental musician, turntablist and guitarist. He played in rock bands while at college, but turned to improvisation after discovering free jazz and free improvisation musicians like the guitarist Derek Bailey, the saxophonist Kaoru Abe and guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi (from whom he had lessons). Otomo studied at Tokyo University from 1979 where he took a course on ethnomusicology in which he concentrated on Japanese pop music during World War II and the development of musical instruments during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (samples of instruments and music from this period are found in several of his records). From 1981 Otomo played free improvisation in clubs, performing on guitar and also using tapes and electronics. Otomo began to release records from the end of the 1980s. He has been very prolific, working in a variety of styles and collaborating with a wide range of musicians. For much of the 1990s his main project was Ground Zero, a large group founded in 1990 with an ever-changing lineup. They played music in a variety of styles, perhaps best summed up as noise rock with an experimental edge. Ground Zero was disbanded in 1998. Towards the end of that group's life, Otomo formed Filament with Sachiko M, an outfit which concentrated on music made from sine waves, clicks and hums, and ISO (Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku), which played purely electronic improvisations. He also continued to play with other musicians on a variety of projects. At the end of the 1990s he founded Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble, a group that played more traditional jazz (albeit with added sine waves from Sachiko M and noisy passages). In Japan, a more consistent lineup of the group, used the name Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet, for several releases. Records released under his own name include Cathode (1999), Anode (2001). Otomo has also released duo albums with early experimental turntablist Christian Marclay ("Moving Parts", 2000) or Nobukazu Takemura ("Turntables + Computers", 2003). Among the other musicians Otomo has worked with are Jon Rose, Yamatsuka Eye of The Boredoms (with Eye as MC Hellshit and Otomo Yoshihide as DJ Carhouse), Butch Morris, Voice Crack and poire_z.

  • Turntables
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
犬王 エンディングテーマ on 映画『犬王』オリジナル・サウンドトラック by Various Artists
With Snow and Moonlight - snow, silence, partially sunny - Otomo Yoshihide Remodel on A Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto - To the Moon and Back by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Elpis メインテーマ - slow version on ドラマ「エルピス—希望、あるいは災い—」オリジナル・サウンドトラック by Otomo Yoshihide
Elpis メインテーマ on ドラマ「エルピス—希望、あるいは災い—」オリジナル・サウンドトラック by Otomo Yoshihide
Starring Yoshihide Otomo on Noise Join Inn by Hijokaidan & Otomo Yoshihide
犬王成長 on 映画『犬王』オリジナル・サウンドトラック by Various Artists
AFRO”LUPIN'68” - Opening Ver. on LUPIN ZERO Original Soundtrack by 山下毅雄 & Otomo Yoshihide
犬王誕生 on 映画『犬王』オリジナル・サウンドトラック by Various Artists
千人琵琶 on 映画『犬王』オリジナル・サウンドトラック by Various Artists
邂逅 on 映画『犬王』オリジナル・サウンドトラック by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Psychogeography, An Improvisational DeriveAntonio Panda Gianfratti, Marco Scarassatti, Otomo Yoshihide, Paulo Hartmann2019Album
19th Of May 2016Otomo Yoshihide / Paal Nilssen-Love2018Album
14.11.16Otomo Yoshihide / Hiroshi Yamazaki / Evan Parker2017Album
大友良英深圳现场 = Otomo Yoshihide Live in ShenzhenOtomo Yoshihide2017Album
Sun・Ra・NewPika × Yuji Katsui × Otomo Yoshihide2016Album
The Last TrainRoger Turner, Otomo Yoshihide2015Album
Guitar Solo 2015 LEFTOtomo Yoshihide2015Album
Live! Love! Sing!Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M2015Album
Live At Hall Egg FarmRoger Turner, Masahiko Satoh, Otomo Yoshihide2015Album
Guitar Solo 2015 RightOtomo Yoshihide2015Album
Live At SuperDeluxeRoger Turner, Otomo Yoshihide2015Album
Live At Shinjuku Pit InnOtomo Yoshihide, Otomo Yoshihide Special Big Band2015Album
Noise Join InnHijokaidan x Otomo Yoshihide2015Album
あまちゃんLiveOtomo Yoshihide と あまちゃんスペシャルビッグバンド2014Album
Otomo Yoshihide & Paal Nilssen-LoveOtomo Yoshihide & Paal Nilssen-Love2014Album
The Long Goodbye (Original Soundtrack)Otomo Yoshihide2014Album
ExistenceShinichi Isohata Guitar Solo & Duo With Otomo Yoshihide2013Album
Super SingleOtomo Yoshihide & Lasse Marhaug2013Single
Piano SoloOtomo Yoshihide2013Album
小海女 = あまちゃん オリジナル・サウンドトラック = Amachan: Original SoundtrackOtomo Yoshihide2013Album
Amachan: Original Soundtrack 2Otomo Yoshihide2013Album
Quintet/SextetOtomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Evan Parker, John Edwards, Tony Marsh, John Butcher2013Album
Concert For Fukushima Wels 2011Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet Plus Otomo Yoshihide, Michiyo Yagi, Toshinori Kondo, Akira Sakata2013Album
あまちゃんアンコール~連続テレビ小説「あまちゃん」オリジナル・サウンドトラック 3~(通常盤) = Ama Chan Encore-Renzoku TV Shousetsu / Amachan Original Soundtrack 3Otomo Yoshihide2013Album
Explosion CourseOtomo Yoshihide / Paal Nilssen-Love / Lasse Marhaug2013Album
Untitled 1-4Otomo Yoshihide & Taku Sugimoto2011Album
Aoyama Noise - Live At CayMakoto Ito, Toshiji Mikawa, Otomo Yoshihide / Edwin Van Der Heide, Tetsuo Furudate2011Album
大友良英サウンドトラックス Vol.0Otomo Yoshihide2010Album
Book From HellZai Kuning / Otomo Yoshihide / Dickson Dee2010Album
Big CanOtomo Yoshihide, Ryu Hankil, Yuen Chee Wai, Yan Jun, Sachiko M, Yang Ge, Xiao Qiang, Hong Qile, Gogo J, Olivier Heux, Tao Yi And Junyuan2010Album
Donaueschinger Musiktage 2005 - SWR2 NOWJazz: Allurements Of The EllipsoidOtomo Yoshihide · Axel Dörner · Sachiko M · Martin Brandlmayr2010Album
Monte Alto Estatesim (5) + Otomo Yoshihide2009Album
Good Cop Bad CopDerek Bailey, Tony Bevan, Paul Hession, Otomo Yoshihide2009Album
With RecordsOtomo Yoshihide, Ozeki Mikito, Mats Gustafsson2009Album
Ensembles 09: Pre-opening Live At Shinjuku Pit InnOtomo Yoshihide2009Album
Shinjuku CrawlThe Thing with Otomo Yoshihide2009Album
白洲次郎Otomo Yoshihide2009Album
Élektrik TobogganRené Lussier / Martin Tétreault / Otomo Yoshihide2009Album
Ultra Miracle Love StoryOtomo Yoshihide2009Album
Core AnodeOtomo Yoshihide2008Album
Difference Between The Two ClocksOtomo Yoshihide / Xavier Charles2008Album
Sweet Cuts, Distant CurvesChoi Joonyong, Hong Chulki, Sachiko M, Otomo Yoshihide2008Album
Les Archives Sauvées Des EauxLuc Ferrari Avec Otomo Yoshihide2008Album
Guitar DuoOtomo Yoshihide, Seiichi Yamamoto2008Album
Modulation With 2 Electric Guitars And 2 AmplifiersOtomo Yoshihide2007Album
EncounterItaru Oki / Otomo Yoshihide2007Album
幽閉者 [Prisoner]Otomo Yoshihide2007Album
The Multiple Otomo ProjectOtomo Yoshihide2007Album
Modulation With 2 Electric Guitars And 2 Amplifiers - Alternative Version / Limited EditionOtomo Yoshihide2007Album
Heart, Beating In The Dark [Original Soundtrack]Otomo Yoshihide2006Album
Time Magic CityBusRatch & Otomo Yoshihide2006Album
Music(s)Otomo Yoshihide2006Single
EpisomeOtomo Yoshihide / Bill Laswell / Tatsuya Yoshida2006Album
Trace CutseRikm / Martin Tétreault / Otomo Yoshihide2005Album
LMC MEMBERS SERIESOtomo Yoshihide, Rhodri Davies, Sachiko M2005Album
Guitar Solo: 12 October 2004 @ Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo + 1Otomo Yoshihide2005Album
See You In A DreamOtomo Yoshihide, Saga Yuki2005Album
UntitledKeith Rowe / Sachiko M / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide2005Album
UntitledFennesz / Sachiko M / Otomo Yoshihide / Peter Rehberg2005Album
Good Morning Good NightSachiko M / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide2004Album
BrackwaterTomas Korber / eRikm / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide2004Album
Soup LiveOtomo Yoshihide, Bill Laswell, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki2004Album
Turntable SoloOtomo Yoshihide2004Album
Compositions For Guitars Vol. 2Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Otomo Yoshihide, Taku Unami2004Album
Concert In St. LouisGene Coleman / Franz Hautzinger / Sachiko M / Otomo Yoshihide2004Album
Time TravelGünter Müller / Otomo Yoshihide2003Album
Turntables And ComputersOtomo Yoshihide + Nobukazu Takemura2003Album
アイデン&ティティ Original SoundtrackRyomei Shirai ・ Otomo Yoshihide / Kenji Endo2003Album
BlueOtomo Yoshihide2003Album
SoupOtomo Yoshihide, Bill Laswell, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki2003Album
Loose CommunityOtomo Yoshihide, Park Je Chun, Mi Yeon2003Album
The Crushed PelletEiichi Hayashi, Otomo Yoshihide, Sabu Toyozumi2003Album
Warholes Or All Andy Would Enjoy (And Fear) / Warhol Memory DisorderMichal Murin & Jozef Cseres / Otomo Yoshihide & Sachiko M with DJ Mao and Peter Skala2003Album
AjarOtomo Yoshihide • Keith Rowe • Taku Sugimoto2002Album
High Tones For The Winter FashionAlmá Fury - Yasuhiro Otani - Otomo Yoshihide - Xavier Charles2002Compil.
ThumbKeith Rowe, Oren Ambarchi, Sachiko M, Otomo Yoshihide, Robbie Avenaim2002Album
Les Hautes Solitudes--A Philippe Garrel Film: Imaginary SoundtrackOtomo Yoshihide / Taku Sugimoto / Sachiko M2002Album
Invisible Architecture #1Philip Jeck ‧ Otomo Yoshihide ‧ Martin Tétreault2002Album
Ensemble CathodeOtomo Yoshihide2002Album
風花 Kaza Hana Original Cinematic TrackOtomo Yoshihide2001Album
With Russia From LoveLeonid Soybelman // Sachiko M // Otomo Yoshihide // Kazutoki Umezu // Yasuhiro Yoshigaki2001Album
AnodeOtomo Yoshihide2001Album
Music For DanceArt Hong Kong's "Memory Disorder"Otomo Yoshihide2000Album
Screen: Festival Concepts Of Doing 1999Dorothea Schürch, Urs Leimgruber, Zeena Parkins, Otomo Yoshihide, Alexander Frangenheim, Roger Turner, Lauren Newton2000Album
Re/cycling RectangleOtomo Yoshihide2000Single
Moving PartsChristian Marclay / Otomo Yoshihide2000Album
Bits, Bots And SignsOtomo Yoshihide / Voice Crack2000Album
Four FocusesMartin Tétreault / Sachiko M / Yasuhiro Otani / Otomo Yoshihide1999Album
Guitar Solo Live 1Otomo Yoshihide1999Album
Plays The Music Of Takeo YamashitaOtomo Yoshihide1999Album
CathodeOtomo Yoshihide1999Album
Lupin The Third - Ending ThemeOtomo Yoshihide1999Album
Digital Tranquilizer Ver. 1.0Otomo Yoshihide1999Album
Filament 2 (Secret Recordings 2)Sachiko M / Günter Müller / Otomo Yoshihide1999Album
SplitChristian Marclay / Otomo Yoshihide1999Single
Without KuryokhinKenny Millions & Otomo Yoshihide1999Album
Metal Tastes Like Orange. Secret Recording 1Masahiko Okura - Günter Müller - Taku Sugimoto - Otomo Yoshihide1999Album
Film Music From Shabondama ElegyOtomo Yoshihide x Ian Kerkhof1999Album
Museum Of Towing & RecoveryOtomo Yoshihide / Steve Beresford1998Album
Filament 1Otomo Yoshihide & Sachiko M1998Album
Memory DefacementOtomo Yoshihide1997Single
Melted Memory - Otomo's Solo Works Memory Disordery Vol. 4Otomo Yoshihide1997Single
Kitchen = キッチン = 我愛厨房Otomo Yoshihide, Uchihashi Kazuhisa1997Album
Vinyl TranquilizerOtomo Yoshihide1997Album
My Dear Mummy: Miira Ni NarumadeMasahiko Shimada / Otomo Yoshihide1997Album
Sound Factory (1997)Otomo Yoshihide1997Album
Twins!Otomo Yoshihide / Bob Ostertag1996Album
Hu-Du-Men 虎度門Otomo Yoshihide1996Album
UntitledOtomo Yoshihide & Yamatsuka Eye1996Single
Ututu: Doppo Jukyo-ato No Ho EKiwao Nomura - Keiki Midorikawa - Otomo Yoshihide1996Album
Summer SnowOtomo Yoshihide1995Album
Otomo + MaoOtomo Yoshihide1995Album
TatakiuriJon Rose - Otomo Yoshihide1995Album
p53p53 : Chris Cutler, Lutz Glandien, Marie Goyette, Zygmunt Krauze, Otomo Yoshihide1995Album
Monogatari: Amino ArgotOtomo Yoshihide / Carl Stone1994Album
The Blue Kite - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackOtomo Yoshihide1994Album
Lithuania And Estonia LiveAltered States featuring Otomo Yoshihide1994Album
All At Once At Any TimeDavid Moss / John King / Otomo Yoshihide1994Album
The Day The Sun Turned ColdOtomo Yoshihide1994Album
The Night Before The Death Of The Sampling VirusOtomo Yoshihide1993Album
Memory DisorderOtomo Yoshihide1993Album
We Insist?Otomo Yoshihide1992Album
Visions Of Japan / Sounds Of TokyoYuji Katsui, Higo Hiroshi, Otomo Yoshihide1991Album
Silanganan IngayJunji Hirose + Otomo Yoshihide1989Album
Ping Pong BirthdayKenny Millions / Melissa Maslak / Otomo Yoshihide / Sachiko MAlbum
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