SIDE PROJECT ! :
In the fall of 2004 the Yata-Garasu project was born from the mind of Paul Hoeylaerts from a little village in Belgium called Olen.
The reason why I started producing my own music is because I felt like there was something missing from our music scene.
Back in the 2003/2004 days & start of the real Darkpsy scene, I always wanted to hear something... different, something that I couldn't find & hasn't been done before.
So I took inspirations from all kinds of music, from Sigur Ros, Boards of Canada, Air, Aphex Twin, to Paolo Conte, Franco Battiato, Amadeo Minghi, to Chopin, Handel, Bach, Stravinsky, to a couple of my favorite psytrance producers from back in the days like Penta, Dark Soho & Cosma.
And last but not least, I always took the most inspirations from Anime & Anime music.
I decided to combine my real knowledge of music, atmospheres & sounds and create my own 2 sub-genres
EmotionPsy/Core & AnimePsy/Core.
I can say proudly that there isn't a single artist that sounds like me, that makes what I make.
Originality is key, and this is important to me.
To never sell out
To never do what others want you to do
To do your own thing
To stay original
Keep it real 100% of the way.
Like Drake said : Started from the bottom now we here...
I started from absolute 0, 0 fame, 0 help, 0 releases, 0 quality, 0 fans.
As I'm writing this now (2021).
17 years later
400+ released songs later
11 albums , with 4 solo albums & 3 EP's to date
50+ labels signed to or released on later.
And here we are.
Hard work pays of.
From the moment I started to make somewhat of a name of myself worldwide, I always tried to do my best to help out new & undiscovered talent to release their music & get bigger & more famous.
I had no help and started from nothing on a run down crap PC on FL4 from my parents.
So I know how hard it is to get there, to get up.
To get released, more famous, a fan base etc...
I have worked with the most talented producers from all over the world, from big names, to new talent, unknown talent etc.
Always remember to :
Open your mind, Close your eyes, Press play & fly away.
Keep it real
That's how you'll build a legacy.
This is how listeners will immediately know it's you!
I care about MY art.
Furthermore, I care about True art.
Yata-Garasu Signed/released on these labels since 2004 :
-terpsichora records (owner)
-horrordelic records (vice president) (albums) (compiler)
-darknox records (compiler)
-sonic tantra records
-quantum digits records (album)
-jellyfish frequency records
-skitzophrenik lifeform records (vice president) (compiler)(ep)
-hippyflip records (album)
-warromaja records (compiler)
-the dark circle (crew)
-popol vuh records (ep)
-brain collapse records
-mind expansion music
-black magic records
-twisted mind records
-scared evil records
-Shaman electro records
-Horsepower Productions (album)
-black out records
-shamanism records (album)
-nocturne noises records
-absolute shit records
-infernal family crew
-rudra mantra records
-dark mystery tribe
-mighty vibrations records
-metacortex records (ep)
-phrnetic tales records
-Santo grau records (ep)
-Manic Dragon records
-Xibalba records (album)
Emotionpsy/core & Animepsy/core founder 'Anno 2004' <3