Tatsuya Yoshida

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Yoshida at Death by Audio

Tatsuya Yoshida (吉田達也 Yoshida Tatsuya?) (born in Kitakami, Iwate[1]) is a Japanese musician; drummer and composer who is the only consistent member of the renowned progressive rock duo Ruins, as well as Koenji Hyakkei. He is also a member of the progressive rock trios Korekyojinn and Daimonji.[1] Outside of his own groups, Yoshida is renowned for his tenure as drummer in the indie progressive group YBO2, a band also featuring guitarist KK Null, whom he also joins in the current line up of Zeni Geva[1] and he has played drums in a late edition of Samla Mammas Manna. He has been cited as "[the] indisputable master drummer of the Japanese underground" [2].

Along with his participation in bands, he has also released several solo recordings.


  • Solo Works '88 (1988)
  • Solo Works '89 (1989)
  • Magaibutsu '91 (1991)
  • Drums, Voices, Keyboards & Guitar (1994)
  • Pianoworks '94 (1994)
  • First Meeting (1995)
  • A Million Years (1997)
  • A Is for Accident (1997)

With Ruins

With Painkiller

A complete list of all recordings Yoshida Tatsuya appears on can be found here.


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