YBO² (pronounced ee-boh ee-boh). A reckless, neo-progressive, psychedelic power troupe. YBO²’s predominantly self-released canon remains largely unavailable in the West. In a sense, the floating line-up represents an inverse supergroup...when they stopped playing in 1990ish (they reformed 10 years later but it didn't work out) it's members went their seperate ways and made some of the greatest music ever. Drummer Tatsuya Yoshida masterminded the hypercomplex duo Ruins (who originally featured another YBO² alumnus, guitarist-bassist Hideki Kawamoto) and is a member of Koenjihyakkei, Korekyojinn, Musica Transonic and various Acid Mothers' projects. Original YBO² guitarist Michio Kurihara abused his wah-wah in the esteemed White Heaven, played with Marble Sheep, currently participates in Ghost and has recorded and played with Boris. Kazuyuki Kishino has hammered out a host of avant-metal and noise works both on his own as K.K. Null and Null and with Zeni Geva and Absolut Null Punkt. Chu Ishikawa created the score to Shinya Tsukamoto's groundbreaking film Tetsuo the Iron Man. Hiroshi Hasegawa created Astro and C.C.C.C. It is even rumoured that, at times, the group included Masami Akita (yeah, that Merzbow bloke). I can not believe that there is a group that has ever spawned such genius!

Can't find any info on the Taiyou No Ouji lp, but here it is anyway. If anybody has any other YBO² releases...please share! Particularly the Yhwh....Black Omen II "Kingdom Of Familydream" lp

1986 - YBO² - Alienation (lp) [transrecords]

1988 - YBO² - Pale Skin, Pale Face (2xlp) [transrecords]

1989 - YBO² - Starship [victor musical industries]

1992 - YBO² - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 [sse communications]

1992 - YBO² - My Rest Place Live [sse communications]

1994 - YBO² - Greatest Hits Vol. 2 [sse communications]

2000 - YBO² - 大蜩琳 (Daejohw-Ling) [fractured sisters' secrets]

YBO² - Taiyou No Ouji.rar


Anonymous,  13 October 2010 at 01:18  

Thanks a ton for these, B.B.

Here's the "Kingdom of Family Dream" you requested, which also has a couple of EPs on it (Why I and "Trash! Crash!" from the Dry Lung II compilation):


You'll also find a little info here about Taiyo No Ohji:

and here:


Hopefully, "Whole Lotta Live" will turn up somewhere, too.


Anonymous,  16 October 2010 at 10:20  

Fantastic Post!!!

jeff 16 October 2010 at 18:16  

Thanks alot for this post. Wasn't aware of this band. I can hear a definite Magma/Zeuhl influence; especially on "Pale Skin,Pale Face"


VLTRNS,  17 October 2010 at 15:24  

Hello, thanks for all the noisy goodness you share with us!
I'd like to ask you if it possible to upload Pengo's stuff, they're a difficult band to found on the internet! If you can share some of their works that'd be great! Thanks!

j 19 October 2010 at 21:56  

Really appreciate what yr doing over here. Great work, i've benefited greatly from this site. I've been getting into posting similar stuff over on my blog. Feel like exchanging links? I'd greatly appreciate it.
Keep up the good work.

l.a.b. 22 October 2010 at 01:18  

holy shit how can you cram so much genius in one band

Anonymous,  20 June 2012 at 02:57  

it breaks my heart that every link is megaupload. if you could re-up them or create a torrent... that will make my day in so many ways.

badgerstump 20 June 2012 at 17:28  

Broke my heart too!!!

This is scheduled for a re-up (sometime soon ish)

Anonymous,  25 October 2013 at 18:49  

here's info on that last record:


Anonymous,  13 August 2017 at 19:26  

Thanks for the reup badgerstump!!!

Oh, about "Kingdom Of Familydream" I guess you already got it after 5 years (someone left a link above) but if it weren't the case you just tell ;)


Fernando :)

badgerstump 16 August 2017 at 18:26  


I can't remember what was sent previously but it definitely wasn't


... still don't have it!

Anonymous,  19 August 2017 at 18:34  

Hi again!

@badgerstump: you got mail! ;)

Fernando :)