19.3.09

Liq (1995)



YOFonts Liq

Liq was designed from my need to have a Liquid Crystal Display font for a project I was asked to do. I did not have access to any fonts intended to express numbers in the 7 segment LCD format, so I decided to make my own. Later, I found that there are many LCD fonts available on the web, but I prefer my own alternative.

Liq is designed by Yamaoka Yasuhiro 1995.

Liq is freeware (OpenType)

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14.3.09

Yamaoka Yasuhiro - The Memorial Junk (2009)



Yamaoka Yasuhiro The Memorial Junk

Recordings 1977-1987: Early work by Yamaoka Yasuhiro

01. 1977 (1977) detail, unreleased
02. Running Water (1980) detail
03. Hato Poppo (1983)
04. Froschgesang (1981)
05. Octopus Song (1982)
06. Ennui (1982)
07. The Dozenth Appearance (1987) unreleased
08. Untitled (1984) unreleased
09. 1984 (1984)
10. Glass Cut Windows Face the Sky (1983)
11. Opaque Stars (1983)
12. B (1982)
13. Decrescent (1982)
14. Untitled (1983)
15. Very Much (1984)
16. Sanatorium (1984)
17. 1977 (1977) detail, unreleased
18. Return (1984)



These chosen sound files are from my very early recordings in 1977 to 1987. I used to play with various electric devices which include Compact Cassette Tape recorders, turntables, airwaves receivers, etc, and with several musical instruments since 1975. These devices spreaded out my sound experiences. I began collecting various sounds around me. Sometimes, recorded with my musical instrument playings.
My very private label; Scribble Records was made to release my collections in 1982. The name of this label comes from my first collection's title in 1975: The Scribbling Days. Most of files in The Memorial Junk are from Scribble Records releases.



All files created by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.
Froschgesang: traditional, arranged by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.
All files recorded in Tottori except The Dozenth Appearance in Tokyo.
Remastered and edited in February-March 2009.
Catalogue number: YOR-20.



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8.3.09

Yamaoka Yasuhiro - Domain ep (1998-1999)



Yamaoka Yasuhiro Domain ep

01. Down Run
02. Culc
03. Hepcat
04. Tranceport

Entitled for the commemoration of taking the web domain: yoworks.com. Exhibited and sold for Flokke 6 at Digitalogue Gallery in Tokyo, 1999.

All files composed by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.
01. December/1998, 02. January/1999, 03. January/1998, 04. January/1999.
No catalogue number.


Originally released as Demo January 1999 on 27.01.99.

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4.3.09

Grov (1996-2002)



YOFonts Grov

Grov was called Yamaocan Chicago, the font for my music work: Yamaocan Groove in 1996. The inspiration for this font, as the original name shows, came from Chicago: the system font for MacOS. Elementa, the other my personal interpritation of Chicago, seemed not fit to my image for Yamaocan Groove. So, I designed new personal version of it. Later, I decided to put this font as freeware, then changed the name to Grov. Since shown on my web page, Grov was the most requested font. I also have received the requests to expand the Grov family. Now, Grov family is increasing slowly.



Japanese Kana complements originally began as my personal complements for Chigago in 1998. As soon as I began to draw them, I found it was better to design them for my Grov. I also had received a few e-mails which are asking Kana complements for Grov. I decided to design my new Kana fonts with the elements from Grov as possible.



In 1999, the condensed complement for Grov is designed out from my need. Sometimes I used Grov in condensed letterform by scaling effect. But, this always caused the problem that Grov's letterform distorted in a too weak weight. So, I decided to add new condensed family to Grov.

The bold complements for Grov family is designed in 2000-2002. Actually, bold complements for the upright characters had done in 2000. But, I could not finish the italic complements for various reasons, and I wanted to show them together. In October-Novemver/2002, they are completed.

Grov is designed by Yamaoka Yasuhiro 1996-2002.

Grov is freeware (TrueType for Windows or MacOS).

Grov Alphabet
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Grov Japanese Kana
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Grov Condensed Alphabet
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3.3.09

Yamaoka Yasuhiro - From the Early Stack (2006)



Yamaoka Yasuhiro From the Early Stack

a compilation of the early demo compact cassette tape releases 1996-1997.

from Demo 1996 May (1996)
01. 20.05.96
from Demo Tape Feb/97 (1997)
02. Lift
03. Force Quitting
04. Audience Digital
05. Crimes Most From
from Demo Tape Sept/96 (1996)
06. Locus
from proto-promo 2 (1996)
07. 28.04.96
08. 29.04.96
from Demo Sept 1997 (1997)
09. Fore
10. Tanc
11. None of Them
12. Drain

all files created by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.

the "scrap" poems on Audience Didital & Crimes Most From are made of the fragments from collected articles about music, featuring poetry readings by speech software: Apple Speech Manager.

the "scrap" poems

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Crimes Most From:
Enjoy, to shared, every day. Enjoy, to shared, every day. Enjoy, to shared, every day. Enjoy, to shared, every day.
Body, funds, a film. Body, funds, a film. Body, funds, a film. Body, funds, a film.
Crimes most from. Crimes most from. Crimes most from. Crimes most from. Crimes most from. Crimes most from. Crimes most from. Crimes most from.

Fore, None of Them, Drain: remixed in 2006.
no catalogue number.

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2.3.09

parabola - rotoratic (1996-1997)



parabola rotoratic

i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii

the title of rotoratic is made from a word: rotor.
the image of rotor comes from the cycles of audio noise loops and sound effects.

all files composed and produced by parabola, december/1996-april/1997.
catalogue number: yor-5

rotoratic i, iii, v & vi were originally released on compact cassette tape: yot-5 on 15.04.97.

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1.3.09

Yamaoka Yasuhiro - This Is A Record (1994)



Yamaoka Yasuhiro This Is A Record

01. PM1102SUN150594
02. PM1153SUN150594
03. AM0121TUE170594
04. AM0222TUE070694
05. PM0532SAT110694
06. AM0303SUN120694
07. AM0409MON130694
08. AM0502TUE140694
09. AM0434WED150694
10. AM0117THU160694
11. AM0423MON200694
12. AM0132MON270694
13. AM0233TUE280694
14. AM0334TUE050794
15. AM0134THU070794
16. PM1002SAT090794
17. AM0353MON110794
18. PM0423SUN310794
19. AM0338WED240894

Recordings from learning files by a DTM beginner: Yamaoka Yasuhiro.

This Is A Record is my first DTM work with Apple Macintosh IIvx. I would make music sketches like every night since I had got this new device. Some of them were recorded on to DAT, some were deleted from floppy disk or from hard disk, some were left for next refinement.
Some music sketches once had their titles, now they have no titles but their time stamps. None of these rough sketches originally have had any proper titles. These are just the parts of record from my personal music history.

All files recorded by Yamaoka Yasuhiro, Tokyo, Japan, 15.05.94 - 24.08.94.
No catalogue number.

Originally released in late August 1994.

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