Tatsuya Yoshida

Real Name:
吉田 達也
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Do not confuse with electronic producer Tatsuya Yoshida (2) (Joseph Nothing, Joseph Nothing Orchestra)

Tatsuya Yoshida (b. Jan 9, 1961) is a prominent Japanese avant-garde/jazz/experimental drummer, composer, producer & sound engineer, one of key figures on Japan's underground scene. Founder of the innovative rhythm section duo Ruins (plus a few Ruins-related projects), zeuhl band Koenjihyakkei, prog/fusion/polyrhythmic jazz trio Korekyojinn, acapella vocal group Zubi Zuva/Zubi Zuva X, etc. Runs Magaibutsu label and the eponymous studio.

Since the early eighties, Yoshida had played and collaborated with many critically praised Japanese bands, such as Zeni Geva, High Rise (2), YBO², Musica Transonic, Vasilisk, Dissecting Table, various Acid Mothers Temple units, ZOA, and Aburadako. Nicknamed "devil from the East," Tatsuya Yoshida is an extremely prolific and technically skilled drummer, praised for his vicious raw energy and the ability to play superhumanly fast while keeping even the most complex rhythmic structures sharp and pristine.

The drummer has worked with the entire avant-garde 'hall of fame' of the last four decades, from Fred Frith and Derek Bailey to Keiji Haino and Otomo Yoshihide. John Zorn, who praised Tatsuya as an "undisputed master drummer of the Japanese underground," invited him to play in the seminal jazz/grindcore unit PainKiller (2) on several occasions after Mick Harris' departure, and had a huge impact on Yoshida's recognition overseas.

Tatsuya was a long-time collaborator of a controversial noise artist Juntaro Yamanouchi. He participated in one of The Gerogerigegege's very few documented early 'secret shows' (which were happening at fetish/S&M gay clubs), released on '91 Live Greatest Hits CD. In January of 1987 at a private Hanzōmon residence in Tokyo, Yoshida (equipped with vibrator, whip & enema) joined J.Y. on toy instruments to create a rather sparse accompaniment for Gero 36 who screamed and moaned in pleasure and pain while masturbating and self-pleasuring/torturing in every unimaginable way. According to the 'Live History (1986~1990)' list in the booklet, it was the Gerogerigegege's third-ever concert: just a couple months after Nov '86 'maiden voyage' at WASEDA University Auditorium and the same week the band played at Antiknock in Shinjuku. Tatsuya Yoshida also played drums and announced tracks on '94 thrash/1-2-3-4 noisecore Instruments Disorder (170 Songs CD)—perhaps the loudest and harshest Gerogerigegege's albums to date. Finally, Yoshida mastered several of the band's albums, including an hour-long minimal ambient/drone None Friendly '99 CD, and their last official release prior to 2001–16 hiatus, Saturdaynight Big Cock Salaryman CD EP.
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none Tatsuya Yoshida - Solo Works album art Tatsuya Yoshida Solo Works(Cass, Album) Magaibutsu none Japan 1988 Sell This Version
none, rere 163cd Tatsuya Yoshida - Magaibutsu album art Tatsuya Yoshida = 吉田達也* Tatsuya Yoshida = 吉田達也* - Magaibutsu (Album) Review Records none, rere 163cd Japan 1991 Sell This Version
MGR-01 Tatsuya Yoshida - 吉田達也ピアノ作品集 album art 吉田達也* 吉田達也ピアノ作品集 (Album) Magaibutsu MGR-01 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
MGC-06 Tatsuya Yoshida - Drums, Voices, Keyboards, & Guitar album art Tatsuya Yoshida Drums, Voices, Keyboards, & Guitar(CD, Album) Magaibutsu MGC-06 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
none Tatsuya Yoshida - Akaten (Red Heaven) album art Atsushi Tsuyama, Tatsuya Yoshida Atsushi Tsuyama, Tatsuya Yoshida - Akaten (Red Heaven)(CD, Album) Not On Label none Japan 1995 Sell This Version
CFCD-4 Tatsuya Yoshida - First Meeting album art Ron Anderson - Tatsuya Yoshida Ron Anderson - Tatsuya Yoshida - First Meeting(CD, Album) Commercial Failure CFCD-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
FMC-009 Tatsuya Yoshida - A Is For A Accident album art Yoshida Tatsuya* & Ron Anderson Yoshida Tatsuya* & Ron Anderson - A Is For A Accident(CD, Album) F.M.N. Sound Factory FMC-009 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
MGC-12 Tatsuya Yoshida - A Million Years album art Tatsuya Yoshida A Million Years(CD, Album) Magaibutsu MGC-12 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
MGR-3 Tatsuya Yoshida - An Etude album art Yoshida Tatsuya* An Etude(CDr, Album) Magaibutsu MGR-3 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
NAIM12CD Tatsuya Yoshida - Until Water Grasps Flame = 水が炎を掴むまで album art Haino Keiji* & Yoshida Tatsuya* Haino Keiji* & Yoshida Tatsuya* - Until Water Grasps Flame = 水が炎を掴むまで(CD, Album) Noise Asia, Sonic Factory NAIM12CD Hong Kong 2002 Sell This Version
VICTO CD 083 Tatsuya Yoshida - Toh-Kichi = 藤吉 album art Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida Satoko Fujii / Tatsuya Yoshida - Toh-Kichi = 藤吉(CD, Album) Les Disques Victo VICTO CD 083 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
none Tatsuya Yoshida - Improvisations album art Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshida Tatsuya* Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshida Tatsuya* - Improvisations(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label none Japan 2004 Sell This Version
CIL-006 Tatsuya Yoshida - Live At Cafe Independants Friday 23.January.2004 album art Keiji Haino, Mitsuru Nasuno, Tatsuya Yoshida + Bus Ratch* Keiji Haino, Mitsuru Nasuno, Tatsuya Yoshida + Bus Ratch* - Live At Cafe Independants Friday 23.January.2004(CD) Cafe Independants CIL-006 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
TZ 7247 Tatsuya Yoshida - Erans album art Yoshida Tatsuya* / Satoko Fujii Yoshida Tatsuya* / Satoko Fujii - Erans(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 7247 US 2004 Sell This Version
Wschodnie Triady Edition Tatsuya Yoshida - Hercules' Icy Club album art Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshida Tatsuya* Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshida Tatsuya* - Hercules' Icy Club (Album) Tone Industria Wschodnie Triady Edition Poland 2005 Sell This Version
MGC-24/25 Tatsuya Yoshida - Improvisations album art Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshida Tatsuya* Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshida Tatsuya* - Improvisations(2xCD, Album) Magaibutsu MGC-24/25 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TZ 7263 Tatsuya Yoshida - Episome album art Otomo Yoshihide / Bill Laswell / Tatsuya Yoshida Otomo Yoshihide / Bill Laswell / Tatsuya Yoshida - Episome(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 7263 US 2006 Sell This Version
dmf-112 Tatsuya Yoshida - Territory album art Imahori Tsuneo*Yoshida Tatsuya* Imahori Tsuneo*Yoshida Tatsuya* - Territory(CD, Album) Doubtmusic dmf-112 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
TZ 7262 Tatsuya Yoshida - New Rap album art Haino Keiji* And Yoshida Tatsuya* Haino Keiji* And Yoshida Tatsuya* - New Rap(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 7262 US 2006 Sell This Version
TRACK-008, TRACKS-003 Tatsuya Yoshida - Slip Beneath The Distant Tree album art Eiko Ishibashi + Tatsuya Yoshida Eiko Ishibashi + Tatsuya Yoshida - Slip Beneath The Distant Tree (Album) Rhythm Tracks TRACK-008, TRACKS-003 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
MGC-30/31/32 Tatsuya Yoshida - Improvisations 2 album art Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshida Tatsuya* Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Yoshida Tatsuya* - Improvisations 2(3xCD, Album) Magaibutsu MGC-30/31/32 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
vivo2007027CD Tatsuya Yoshida - Karakany album art Piotr Zabrodzki / Tatsuya Yoshida Piotr Zabrodzki / Tatsuya Yoshida - Karakany(CD) Vivo vivo2007027CD Poland 2007 Sell This Version
MGC-34 Tatsuya Yoshida - Hauenfiomiume album art Haino Keiji*, Yoshida Tatsuya* Haino Keiji*, Yoshida Tatsuya* - Hauenfiomiume(CD, Album) Magaibutsu MGC-34 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
TZ 7265 Tatsuya Yoshida - Uhrfasudhasdd album art Haino Keiji* And Yoshida Tatsuya* Haino Keiji* And Yoshida Tatsuya* - Uhrfasudhasdd(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 7265 US 2008 Sell This Version
dmf-120 Tatsuya Yoshida - Dots album art Imahori Tsuneo* & Yoshida Tatsuya* Imahori Tsuneo* & Yoshida Tatsuya* - Dots(CD) Doubtmusic dmf-120 Japan 2008 Sell This Version