Miura, Yasushi / Circus
Album: Circus   Collection:General
Artist:Miura, Yasushi   Added:Aug 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-30 Pull Date: 2005-04-03 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Apr 3 Mar 13 Feb 20 Feb 13 Feb 6
Airplays: 1 1 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 11, 2008: nag champa orangeasm
Yellow Pogo Stick, Mask
4. Mar 06, 2005: Dancing in Outerspace
Wax Candle
2. Oct 30, 2005: Coronary Heart Disease
Yellow Pogo Stick
5. Feb 14, 2005: Selectronica
3. Mar 31, 2005: Please Don't Stab Me
Yellow Pogo Stick
6. Feb 13, 2005: Dancing in Outerspace

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2005-01-30
Ultra dancey techno madness! Miura is Japanese, so it's fitting that this release seems like a soundtrack to a nighttime ninja chase/fight scene in the flashy streets of neo-Tokyo. The album borders on over-the-top – thumping, relentless dance beats over seizuring synth melodies. Unlike other similar minimal dance techno, however, Miura crafts his relentless electronic insanity with a refreshing twist that I can't quite identify. Great stuff, but brace yourself for Miura's storm.

Recommendations: Track 2 is so fresh and fun! (And exceedingly aptly named)
Also try: 5, 7, 8, 13, 15.

- Captain Dee, Jan. 2005

1. Harsh noises, messy beat, slightly frantic radio transmission-ish samples. (1:57)
**2. The name is perfect - the musical equivalent of riding a yellow pogo stick! Super bouncey beat, chorus of chimes. So fucking infectious! (3:27)
3. Marchy beat, fuzzy electronic layers, dark ambience. (6:00)
4. Sparkling melody echos, rumbling bass, hovering synths, simple beat. (2:25)
*5. A robot overdosing on drugs at a futuristic rave? Lots of high-pitched sounds and trippy melodies. (5:22)
6. Computer beeping, pounding beat, epic synth washes, goofy sounds. Lost in a giant CPU, perhaps. (8:19)
*7. Boards of Canada-esque melody, slightly chiller beat, murky vibe. (5:11)
*8. Scurrying electronics, off-kilter melody. (5:15)
9. Thumping. I keep thinking of ninjas fighting in absurd Anime style. (8:36)
10. Unsettling beeps, boops and clangs. No beat. (1:02)
11. Another torrent of bouncey, pounding madness, this time more minimal. (3:54)
12. Pretty melody. Rhythmic but no beat. Not as "electronic" sounding as other tracks. (1:56)
*13. Slower, mid-tempo feel. Borders on IDM/glitch-hop. (4:37)
14. Fuzzy crashing synths and hisses. Syncopated hip-hop-ish beat. (3:14)
*15. Ethereal/pulsing melody fragments dance around a torrent of interesting, excited beats. Imagine an all-out ninja robot war. (8:06)
16. Pure ambience fades in and out, cute melody on top. (1:49)

Track Listing
1. Mask   9. Salamander Head
2. Yellow Pogo Stick   10. Church of the Humming Bird
3. Arabian Soldier   11. Dragon Fly
4. Planet Box   12. Wax Candle
5. Chinese Masquerade   13. Jolly Roger
6. Frogman Dance   14. Air Ship
7. Elephant   15. Carnival
8. Electric Fairies   16. Empty Theater