Originally recorded in 1983, O Yuki Conjugate's Untitled EP is a dream record for Emotional Rescue. It's startlingly ahead of its time, featuring stiff drum machine beats, strange sampling and fuzzy, lo-fi synth work, shot through with the wonk of post punk that makes so much early electronic music of the era so captivating. "Beyond Control" has an almost motorik feel to it, with plenty of liquid delay processing and woozy tones melting around the march of the beat. "Disco Song" channels the dubbed out spirit of The Pop Group and gives it a plastic organ makeover, while "Clattering Song" lives up to its name and falls apart in your ears. "Beyond Control 2" completes the package with a wild line in reverse effects by way of a thoroughly primitive remix.
British dark ambient legends O Yuki Conjugate presented their debut album Scene In Mirage back in 1984, which gets a much needed reissue here on Emotional Rescue. Recorded on a four-track in a basement studio in Leeds, it showcased different facets of their sound. From their beginnings using bass, analogue machines and tape loops (made from cassettes stolen from local libraries) to the future development of the band and their signature style of experimental sound collages. Fast forward to 2018, original members Roger Horberry and Andrew Hulme are now returning in their fourth incarnation of O Yuki Conjugate with live shows and new music to come.