Exposé Online banner

YBO²

YBO²
Country
Japan
Profile
YBO² (pronounced "Ibo Ibo" and listed as Yhwh... Black Omen II on one release) was a Japanese underground rock group started in 1984 by Kitamura Masashi – former editor of Fool's Mate magazine and founder of the Transrecords and SSE Communications labels – along with Michio Kurihara and Yoshiki Uenoyama of the recently split band Onna. The band went through a number of line-up changes, the most famous line-up being Kitamura with Kazuyuki Kishino and Tatsuya Yoshida, before splitting in 1990. The band has since reformed a number of times with differing personnel.
Website
Not on file
Related articles (0)
Not on file
Releases on file (7)
YBO² — Dai higurashi rin [Daejohw-Ling] YBO² — Dai higurashi rin [Daejohw-Ling]
(Fractured Sisters FSS-01CD, 2000, CD)
YBO² — My Rest Place Live YBO² — My Rest Place Live
(SSE 4010 CD, 1992, CD)
YBO² — Starship YBO² — Starship
(Invitation VDR-1606, 1989, CD)
YBO² — Pale Skin, Pale Face YBO² — Pale Skin, Pale Face
(Transrecords TRANS 34-35, 1988, 2LP)
YBO² — Alienation YBO² — Alienation
(SSE8011CD, 1986/1993, CD)
Yhwh... Black Omen II — Kingdom of Familydream Yhwh... Black Omen II — Kingdom of Familydream
(Transrecords TRANS 16, 1986, LP)
YBO² — Taiyo no oji (Prince of the Sun) YBO² — Taiyo no oji (Prince of the Sun)
(Transrecords TRANS 10, 1986, LP)

Latest news

2021-04-01
New Aristocrats Live Album on the Way – No foolin'! These supreme musicians toured Europe early in 2020, just before touring ceased to be a thing musicians could do, and there were some hot performances captured. On May 7, some of these will be releases as Freeze! Live in Europe 2020. » Read more

2021-03-25
Return of Jerry Lucky's Progressive Rock Files – After much consideration and surprisingly, positive feedback, Jerry Lucky is announcing the launch of the progressive Rock Files podcast, featuring the latest progressive rock music from around the world. » Read more

2021-03-14
Jewlia Eisenberg RIP – The sad news has come out that Jewlia Eisenberg has died. As a founding member of Charming Hostess, Eisenberg changed the face of music, bringing together Balkan klezmer, American folk, and experimental rock in a distinctive blend that garnered much praise. » Read more

2021-03-11
RIP Roger Trigaux – The sad news has come to our attention that Roger Trigaux, the guiding force of Present and former member of Univers Zero, passed away on the evening of March 10, 2021 after a long ilness. » Read more

2021-02-14
SoundQuest Fest 2021 – SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Sangiuliano - Take Off – An amazing album from 1978. Tony Sangiuliano was a one man keyboard show, assisted only by a drummer and female soprano; he could well be thought of as Italy's answer to Heaven and Hell period...  (1994) » Read more

Arti e Mestieri - First Live in Japan – The modern incarnation of Arti e Mestieri has not seen much documentation on CD, so it is nice to see this release covering a recent concert in Japan. The two main components of the group are still...  (2008) » Read more

Hands - Strangelet – The Texas band Hands has been around in some form or another since the mid-70s, during which time they’ve only managed to produce a handful of albums, all of which are of consistently high...  (2008) » Read more

After Crying - De Profundis – I'm not sure how this fits in in the overall scheme. It's one of those albums that makes you feel maybe you're just not hip enough for this yet. You know, if I give myself a couple of...  (1997) » Read more

Frequency Drift - Personal Effects (Part Two) – Frequency Drift is primarily the effort of German keyboardist Andreas Hack, though he’s joined by a large group of supporting players that includes three female vocalists, three guitar players,...  (2011) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues