Yama Warashi

japan / united-kingdom

Yama Warashi is the project of Yoshino Shigihara, a Japanese musician and visual artist whose past projects include erstwhile cult favourites Zun Zun Egui (Bella Union).

Inspired by Japanese folk dance, free jazz and tribal African music, and heavily saturated in psychedelia, Yama Warashi’s songs are lyrically outlandish and charming, melodically addictive and mythical; the band name translates from Shigihara’s native tongue as “small childlike mountain spirit”.

 

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