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The key to Yamantaka’s sound lies in their uninhibited ad­mixture of East and West, their commingling of the band’s ancestral musics with more contemporary genres to explore the complications and contradictions of dual identity. By simultaneously inhabiting a variety of cultural forms, the band shatters the comfort with which colonialist cultures have ap­propriated the image and art of Asian and Native peoples to assemble a wholly new hybrid form.

This form is Noh-Wave, and it draws from both pop and J-pop, British prog and Japanese psychedelia, punk rock and Iroquois social songs, black metal and Chinese Opera, noise music and Noh theatre. The re­sultant sounds can be seductively soft or electrifyingly loud, but they’re invariably the stuff of a vision­ary new approach to popular music.

Upcoming Events for Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

1 upcoming event(s) for this artist/band.
Date Event Ticket Details
· Jul · 11 Thu 9:00 pm
9910 presents Yamantaka // Sonic Titan & others at 9910 (Edmonton)  on July 11, 2019
at 9910
9910B 109 ST NW Edmonton, AB T5K 1H5

Tickets: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door
($1.99 e-ticket fee)

Tickets are in stock, but availability may be limited.