Enigmatic producer Yukari has been around for a few years now, producing and performing her dazzling synth heavy dream pop in Korea. This month she announced, however, that she will no longer be performing under this name any more, but will instead be using the name Aseul.
Oh, Yukari. You big tease. In January Yukari shared an elusive photo of a potential tracklist for your new material. Then in April she added her brilliant album Echoes to Spotify. People were watching with bated breath to see your next month.
Then 4 days later an announcement came: there’ll be no more Yukari and that from now on she’ll perform under the name Aseul.
Yukari hasn’t really stated officially why the change has taken place but when we asked she told us that the names association with a Japanese cartoon character was becoming an issue.
Personally, we don’t care what her name is. What’s in a name? a dreampop artist by any other name would sound as sweet. All we really care about is if she’s going to be putting out the same amazing music as she did under Yukari.
We’re happy to say the indications all point to yes.
As well as the announcement about the name change, Aseul also released an album preview. What’s immediately striking about it is how much more varied it is. The same Drive OST-style synth wall of sound still features but is a bit part player on an album which will demonstrate Aseul’s impressive musical background.
If she’ll ever use the Yukari name for something is yet to be seen but we’re sure whatever name Aseul is perfoming under it’ll be fantastic.
For more information visit Aseul’s Facebook.
By Jamie Finn (@jamiefinn2209)
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