Yoko K.

Yoko K.

BandEDMNew Age

Organic Electronica - weaving the layers of hypnotic soundscape, Yoko K. (a.k.a. aphrodizia), a laptop composer/vocalist, aspires to mediate between the sensual and the spiritual life. Soothing yet at times haunting, the flow of her sound inscribes dichotomies of nature and synthesis in harmony.

Biography

Organic Electronica - weaving the layers of hypnotic soundscape, Yoko K. (a.k.a. aphrodizia), a laptop composer/vocalist, aspires to mediate between the sensual and the spiritual life. Soothing yet at times haunting, the flow of her sound inscribes dichotomies such as nature and synthesis; future and nostalgia; urban and primitive; death and life - in harmony.

Born and raised in Japan, Yoko began the study of classical piano at the age of 3, learned to play several music instruments throughout her childhood, sang at jazz clubs, and eventually started to produce music on her laptop. Her production received numerous awards such as New Media and Audio Grant by the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and her debut album "012906" was nominated for "Best Album in Electronica" by the 6th Annual Independent Music Awards. Yoko has performed for art galleries, events/happenings, clubs and festivals across the US, and collaborated with various musicians, producers, and visual / performing artists around the world; in May 2006, her collaborative work has been featured in W/PAC Experimental Media Series at Corcoran Gallery of Art. She also participates in Dust Galaxy, a solo project of Rob Garza from Thievery Corporation, as a keyboard player and a backing vocalist. Yoko is also keen on utilizing her music as a way of raising awareness for cross-cultural understanding and tolerance; her ongoing projects include "Amahoro" which features the narrative of 1994 Rwanda Genocide. Yoko currently lives in Washington DC. For more information, visit http://www.aphrodizia.net.

Lyrics

hello hello

Written By: Yoko K

hello hello hello...

searching (radio edit)

Written By: yoko k

long night
i am
on my way
to you

searching
waiting
for you

for you

amahoro

Written By: Yoko K

"we are the proof that love does exist across ethnic divisions" - read in 18 different languages throughout the music. ** "amahoro" means "peace" in the Rwandan language. This is a music piece based on a story of hope written by an offspring of a Hutu father and a Tutsi mother during the Rwanda Genocide of 1994.

this beast

Written By: Yoko Kamitani

this beast
eating me alive
put me under
anesthesia

forgive me
trying to get away
but they won't let me
and you won't let me

nemuri kara samete
anata wo sagasu
asabanda yumeno
kaori
(awaken from the sleep
i look for you
in the scent of
dizzy dreams)

this beast
eating me alive
put me under
anesthesia
forgive me
trying to get away
but they won't let me
and you won't let me

study japanese

Written By: Yoko Kamitani

you say tomato
i say tomato
you say banana
i say banana
tomato banana
tomato banana
study japanese

you say cheek
i say hoppe
you say kiss
i say chuu
hoppe ni chu
hoppe ni chu
study japanese

you say darlin
i say anata
you say honey
i say omae
hoppe ni chu
hoppe ni chu
study japanese
yay

bubble nest

Written By: Yoko Kamitani

aaa...

far away
far away

umi wo koete ikou
sora wo koete ikou
bokura ha
aoi yume wo mita

(across the sea,
over the sky
we have just seen
a blue dream)

far away
fly with me
far away
fly with you

carry on

Written By: Yoko Kamitani

carry on
with the burden of stigma

carry on

Written By: Yoko Kamitani

carry on
with the burden of stigma
even if
the night is too long
without you

existence of us
built upon the corpse
sacrifice
unreached wish
unreached hope
unreached yearning

carry on
with the burden of stigma
even if
the night is too long
without you

closed your eyes
in pain and peace
as if you understood it all

carry on
like wondering lights
of the stars
traveling, millions

carry on

existence of us
built upon the corpse
sacrifice
unreached wish
unreached hope
unreached yearning

carry on
like wondering lights
of the stars
traveling, millions
carry on

carry on

seven inch of distance

Written By: Yoko Kamitani

come on
sleep along
on my side

embrace
the tears of
fairytale

appleZ

Written By: Yoko Kamitani

appleZ
undo me

deconstruct the dreams of yesterday
and i will undo you

and i will undo you
oh ah

am i losing you?

scars and stains of tomorrow
and you will fly

good bye
good bye

am i losing you?

appleZ
undo me

deconstruct the dreams of yesterday
and i will undo you
and you will fly
and i will undo you

losing you..

Discography

Featured vocalist in "Uchu Ryokou" in the album "One Day" by Dalminjo - Deeplay Music (Sweden), Rambling Records (Japan). February 2006

Album "012906" by Yoko K. - Asahra Music. August 2006
Nominated for "Best Album in Dance / Electronica" by the 6th Annual Independent Music Awards

Set List

I can do my set as short as 20 minutes to as long as 2 hours.