Danton Boller's acoustic trio featuring Jeremy Wilms on nylon string guitar and Yusuke Yamamoto on marimba will be performing one set in Brooklyn at The Owl this Friday, 4/27 @ 8pm sharp. — at The Owl Music Parlor 497 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, b/t Midwood St & Maple St, Prospect Lefferts GardensDanton Boller has recorded and toured internationally with an array of amazing artists, and was a member of the Roy Hargrove Quintet. Leading a trio of stellar musicians, he will perform original compositions that borrow from Beethoven and Wayne Shorter and everything in between. In a world where electronics and Artificial Intelligence are taking over, as a composer and performer Danton is reaching for the most human understanding of sonics. With an all acoustic set of music featuring the upright bass, he will be joined by his longtime cohort and stellar musical collaborator Jeremy Wilms on nylon string guitar, and the incredibly multi faceted Yusuke Yamamoto on drums and marimba.
channel U's first Gamelan ambient album on cassette and digital. Yusuke encountered Gamelan in 1997 when traveling in Bali and brought this instrument back to the US. After 20 years, his first Gamelan album is finally here. This work is a brilliant match of Yusuke's underlying Asian essence and synthetic sounds which listeners can achieve the utopian feeling.Personal Affair / released August 15, 2017Available at Bandcamp site
channel U / So Possiblechannel U's 2nd full album.released May 25th, 2011 All songs written & produced by Yusuke Yamamoto Available at itunes , Bandcamp and Tower Recordアンビエントなダブとそこに宿る神秘性、ヴィブラフォンやフルートが織り成す室内音的な温もり、ダンス・ミュージックの開放感―CHIMPBEAMSのメンバーでもあるマルチ奏者の山本祐介が自身の演奏とプログラミングのみで編み上げた6年ぶりのソロ作品には、そのすべてが最良の形で溶け合っている。ひとりトースター状態の表題曲をはじめ、90年代ポスト・ロック的なアプローチが散見されるのも興味深い。(bounce / Tower Record vol.332（2011年5月25日発行号）掲載
Yusuke Yamamoto's solo project [channel U] features an enticingly eclectic attitude by merging an adept sense of electronica, dub and jazz with the primal sounds of Africa, Brazil and Asia. Tracks on its newly released first album, "APE-MAN TALKING", exhibit a full range of emotionally engaging music with the use of everything from slick vibes, hypnotic flutes, pacifying melodicas and synths, mesmerizing vocals to world beats, exotic melodies, acoustic instruments and minimal programming. Remixed versions of original [channel U] tracks by Chimp Beams and DUB Nomads, as well as guest musicians, offer additional facets to the already colorful palette. In the end, all elements weave into a rich piece of work that one might call, "the sound of one world".creditsreleased July 30, 2005Available at Bandcamp