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Below The Radar 28

Track 9

Yximalloo. Photo by Miri Matsufu


From Bachi

Since starting out in the 1970s Japanese musician Yximalloo has released 42 cassettes and seven CDs in his ongoing The Worst Of series. Even so, he went more than a decade without releasing anything while he was living in Ireland. His period of silence was finally broken in 2008 when ESP Disk’ released his album Unpop. Yximalloo has also worked on three collaborations with Jad Fair. He stresses that his unique sound is created on Windows 98SE, not Apple.