Seiichi Yamamoto

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Seiichi Yamamoto
Also known as Yama-motor
Born (1958-07-16) July 16, 1958 (age 56)
Amagasaki, Hyōgo[1]
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Noise rock, folk, punk rock, trance, improvisation, noise
Occupations Club owner, label owner[1]
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active late 1980s to Present[1]
Labels Tzadik
Associated acts Boredoms, Rovo, Omoide Hatoba, Rashinban, ya-to-i, Akabushi, Guitoo, Live Under the Sky, Novo Tono, Ruinzhatova, Sun Kich, Most, Guillotine Kyodai

Seiichi Yamamoto (山本 精一 Yamamoto Seiichi?, born July 16, 1958) is a Japanese musician. While perhaps most famous for his role as guitarist for the noise rock band Boredoms, he has released multitudes of records both as a solo artist and with several other musicians and bands, in addition to composing the soundtracks to several films.

Discography[edit]

Solo projects[edit]

  • Suido Megane Satsujin Jiken videocassette (Augen, 1994)
  • Solo Improvisado videocassette (Augen, 1996)
  • Noa (Alchemy, ARCD-101, 1998)
  • Noa 2 (Alchemy, ARCD-125, 2001)
  • Crown of Fuzzy Groove (Weather/P-Vine, 2002)
  • Nu Frequency (Tzadik, 2003)
  • Nazonazo (Ummo / MIDI Creative, 2003)
  • Baptism (Tzadik, 2004)
  • X-Game (as Para; P-Vine, 2006)
  • Tokyo Loop: Original Soundtrack (Image Forum/P-Vine, 2006)

As co-leader[edit]

  • Shiawase no Sumika with Phew (Tokuma Japan Communications, 1998)
  • Ichi the Killer: Original Soundtrack (Monsoon, 2001)
  • Ontoko with K.K. Null (Ummo, 1999)
  • Dance with Philip Samartzis (FMN Sound Factory, 2002)
  • Live at Showboat, February 25, 2000 with Lamones Young with Mukai, and Chie (Last Visible Dog/Hospital Productions, 2003)
  • Hasselt with Enkidu (Turtles' Dream, 2004)
  • Kirie: Kabusacki Tokyo Session with Kabusacki, Fernando, Yuji Katsui, Natsuki Kido, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, Yoichi Okabe, and Takashi Numazawa (Glamorous, 2004)
  • Chichipio: Buenos Aires Session vol. #1 (EWE, 2005)
  • Izumi: Buenos Aires Session vol. #2 (EWE, 2006)

with Boredoms[edit]

Yamamoto had left Boredoms prior to the release of Seadrum/House of Sun; the album contains samples of previously recorded guitar work.

with Rovo[edit]

  • Pico! (Dohb, 1998)
  • Vitamin ! / Cisco ! (Roars, 1998)
  • Horses ! / Kmara ! LP (Dohb, 1999)
  • Imago (Dohb, 1999)
  • Pyramid (Dohb, 2000)
  • Sai (Warner Indies Network, 2001)
  • split with Date Course Pentagon Royal Garden. (P-Vine, 2001)
  • Live at Liquid Room 2001 5/16: Main Drive Trance (Rovolone, 2001)
  • Tonic 2001 (Tzadik, 2002)
  • Flage (Warner, 2002)
  • Live at Hibiya-Yaon 2003. 05. 05: Man Drive Trance Special (Wonderground, 2003)
  • Condor (2006)
  • Live at Tokyo Kinema Club 7/7/2006 with Alejandro Franov, Fernando Kabusacki, and Santiago Vazquez (EWE, 2007)

with Omoide Hatoba[edit]

  • Surfin' in U.F.O. EP. Public Bath, 1990)
  • Dai-Ongaku (Alchemy, 1990)
  • Suichu-Joe (Alchemy, 1991)
  • Black Hawaii (Alchemy, 1992)
  • Famicon Rally I-V audiocassette (1993)
  • Mantako (Public Bath, 1994)
  • Livers and Giggers: 1987–1993 (Japan Overseas, 1994)
  • Kinsei (Earthnoise/Meldac/Birdman 1995)
  • Suger Clip (Trattoria / Polystar, 1997)
  • Vuoy (Trattoria / Polystar, 1997)
  • Osaka Ra (Dako Vinyl Fantasia, 2004)

with Rashinban[edit]

  • Rashinban audiocassette (Gyuune, 1994)
  • Bunka audiocassette (Gyuune, 1997)
  • Rago (Gyuune, 1997)
  • Eien no Uta. 3" (Warner Music Japan, 1997)
  • Rago (Warner Music Japan, 1997)
  • Seika (Warner Music Japan, 1998)
  • Psychedelic Sessions for All Incredible Hippies I and II audiocassette
  • Rashinban's Live Tips Collection Vol. 1: '97-'99 audiocassette
  • Adrenalin Drive (Warner Music Japan, 1999)
  • Song Line (Warner Music Japan, 2000)
  • Soundtrack to Adrenalin Drive (Beam Entertainment, 2000)
  • Psychederix: Impro and More Songs audiocassette
  • Psychederix: Impro and More Songs: Nagoya Version audiocassette
  • Musubi (Lighthouse, 2005)

with ya-to-i[edit]

  • The Essence of Pop-Self (Flavour, 2002)

with Akabushi[edit]

  • Chonmage 3" CD (Satsugai Enka Vinyl, 1994)
  • Mademoiselle. Live: T-Shirt Kote Kure with Bonjour! (Satugai Enka Vinyl, 1995)

with Guitoo[edit]

  • Cyclotron (Warner Music Japan, 1999)

with Live Under the Sky[edit]

  • Live Under the Sky audiocassette (F.M.N. Sound Factory)
  • Live Under the Sky / Lost Utopia Total Sound audiocassette (Maboroshi no Sekai, 1995)
  • Sky (F.M.N. Sound Factory, 1995)

with Novo Tono[edit]

  • Panorama Paradise (Alida / Creativeman, 1996)
  • Yoshihide Otomo plays the music of Takeo Yamashita (P-Vine, 1999) (two tracks)
  • Live (2001)

with Ruinzhatova[edit]

  • Ruins-Hatoba (Magaibutsu/Charnel Music, 1994)
  • Ruins-Hatoba Show video (Magaibutsu, 1995)
  • R H (Magaibutsu, reissue of first album, 2001)
  • Close to the R H KIKI (Little Mor Rec., 2003)
  • sampling CD KAERUCAFE Material Collection/RUINZHATOVA
  • Live in Somewhere (Magaibutsu, 2006)

with Sun Kich[edit]

  • Lucky Mountain Hey!!!!!!!!!!' (Japan Overseas, 1997)

with Most[edit]

  • 2000.11.26. (2001)
  • Most (P-Vine, 2001)
  • Most Most (P-Vine, 2003)

with Guillotine Kyodai[edit]

  • Memorial and Material audiocassette (Maboroshi no Sekai, 1996)
  • Suspense Carry Pro (Guillotine / Doubletrap / Creativeman, 1997)
  • Viva Guitar (Guillotine / Doubletrap / Creativeman, CMDD-00064, 1997)
  • Meetings with Remarkable Men Featuring Junji Hirose (Guillotine / Tag Rag, 2000)

In addition to performing in these bands, Yamamoto has collaborated with dozens of other bands of varying genres.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Seiichi Yamamoto: Profile". Improvised Music from Japan. 2001-05-19. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  2. ^ "Seiichi Yamamoto: Discography". Improvised Music from Japan. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2008-03-17.