We’re over the moon to present Spa Commissions, a new mini-LP by Yamaneko.
Since breaking through with 2014’s debut album Pixel Wave Embrace, Yama has been one of the key electronic artists combining electronic music with ambient – with a fragile sound equally inspired by grime, new age cassette music, video game soundtracks and techno.
Despite being his first release, Pixel Wave Embrace became a cult classic – quietly but notably influential on the artists around him and further afield. Yama has continued to spread his influence since, soundtracking an advert by Supreme, providing the music for a short film by Oliver Payne (work shown at MoMA, The Serpentine, The Tate, Whitechapel Gallery and more) and teaming up with Mr. Mitch as Yaroze Dream Suite. He’s become a key part of this label, performing at both our recent Boiler Rooms and most of our shows – we couldn’t picture Local Action without him. Last year we released his second album, the colder, less inviting Project Nautilus.
Earlier this year, Yama was commissioned to create music for a spa in Europe. These commissions eventually developed into a full album’s worth of material, collected and fleshed out here to create his most blissful, beatless record to date.
Released 17 November 2017
All music written & produced by Yamaneko
Artwork & design by Our Place Studio
Mastered by Robin Petras