Table tennis balls, kalimbas, shakers, and insects all collide in Yosi Horikawa’s electronic concoctions. Live in Madrid during the Academy.
Chiba-based sound designer Yosi Horikawa is a man of miniatures. Table tennis balls, kalimbas, shakers, and insects all collide in his electronic concoctions, and it’s the small details that make his music so unique. As a formally trained sound designer and soundtrack artist, he shows a deft hand in combining field-recorded sounds into something musical, often resembling a shadowy version of hip hop or musique concrète. His releases on Eklektik Records, Rhythm Incursions, and London blogger Laurent Fintoni’s highly regarded Nihon Kizuna compilation, demonstrate Horikawa’s knack for combining the everyday sounds of life into something alluding to the infinite expanses that we live in.