A founder and resident of Osaka’s long-running City Boy Lounge party, Ko Yang has been a steady contributor to Japanese music culture for the better part of a decade, hosting international and domestic artists at the homegrown CBL nights.
“Gianism” opens with a wiggly, subby bass born to make a peak time statement. Soon, some kind of pad – or engine – begins to warm up, cutting out just as dub chords blast off. A voice enters, beckoning in an unidentifiable language. A synth appears midway in some alien signature and time slows. We’re in deep space now.