aus is Yasuhiko Fukuzono. Yasuhiko and Ian have known each other for years now, with Andrew Hargreaves, Craig Tattersall and Danny Norbury (also known as The Boats) being mutual friends. He runs the flau label, makes great electronic music and organises fantastic tours for musicians and groups in Japan. Together we organised The Boats Japan tour with flau, as well as the collaborative release by The Boats 'Sleepy Insect Music'. aus very kindly made a superb (a highly acclaimed) remix for the 2012 Geskia! release '323 Sayonara Memories' bonus edition, which was also released in April of 2013 on his 'ReCollected' compilation album of remixes on the Plop label.
Here's a film by Takcom featuring aus's music:
Here's some more information about aus (in English):
aus is the talented Yasuhiko Fukuzono from Tokyo, Japan. He started his journey in the world of music at the age of 4, when his family sent him to attend piano classes. Years later, naturally, He began to compose simple electronic music using a keyboard when he was 13 years old. It was in this four years of toying with a keyboard and a tape recorder, that opened up a whole new dimension in his world of music making.
In 2006, this prolific young musician, who is also a graduate majoring in educational psychology, already has 4 gorgeous albums under his belt − one released by Music Related in N.Y. and the latest by preco from Japan. the album called Lang became a huge hit throughout Japan.
The Lang remix album gathered many popular musicians like ulrich schnauss, manual, joshua eustis (telefon tel aviv), kettel, isan, bracken, dosh, epic45, the remote viewer and state river widening. His first worldwide release is Curveland (2007) from moteer. The music video of the track "With Rain" (included in the album) made by Takafumi Tsuchiya was nominated in the music video category at the world famous visual festival Aurora 2007 among BECK, Zero7 and Subtle.
After All is his 4th album from his own label flau, following the highly acclaimed Curveland. All the tracks are brand new based on the songs he made when he was a teenager. The album is featuring great guest artists from around the world such as Craig Tattersall (aka The Remote Viewer / The Boats), Lindsay Anderson (L'altra), Sylvain Cheauveau, Andreas Berger (glim), Cokiyu, Geskia, mondii and Yukiko Okamoto. His newest release, the compilation is Light in August, Later from someone good of australian label. aus has performed live since 2004, including sets at SonarSound Tokyo, Summer Sonic Festival, De La Fantasia Festival, Electronic Tribe along with many international artists such as François K, Haruomi Hosono (YMO/Sketch Show), Chaterhouse, Ulrich Schnauss, AGF, Daedelus, Luke Abbott, James Blackshaw, Helios, Xela, Goth-Trad, Tujiko Noriko, Vampillia and collaboration with Sylvain Chauveau (FatCat/Type), Clara Hill (Sonar Kollectiv), Lindsay Anderson (aka L'Altra) etc.
Recently, aus co-founded post-pop ensemble with Gutevolk and itoken(D.V.D.). He loves to re-discover and re-invent the nature of the sounds around him, over and over again. "It gives birth to new nature by changing the nature" quoted by this quirky composer. Acquiring his inspirations from all over the places - images that his mind captured from movies, words that he stumbled upon, pieces of music that drop out from TV and radio, nomadic dreams, long lost memories and indescribable inner feelings - Fukuzono writes music that illustrate the detailed movements of life. and quite often, he illustrates, with his subtle music skills, in films too.
Since 1998, he has been composing music for the films and short movies made by Takafumi Tsuchiya, who is also the visual support for aus's performances and the co-producer for some of aus's works. So far, he has crafted some of his most beautiful compositions for the 6 films and short movies shot by Takafumi Tsuchiya. "It's Tomorrow Already" is one such example. Find this short film at dotmov festival 2006 and European Media Art Festival. aus was also making a soundtrack for video artist Iris Piers.
Yasuhiko Fukuzono is also the owner of a record label flau in Tokyo. flau has released many artists including Colophon (aka Jefre Cantu Ledesma), Cuushe, Sylvain Chauveau, Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven, The Boats, Orla Wren, Cokiyu, Masayoshi Fujita (El Fog) as well as a compilation featuring Hauschka, Peter Broderick, Kira Kira, F.S.Blumm, Hood (Domino), Sun Glitters, etc. and he organized Japan Tour/Tokyo shows for Grouper, Sharon Van Etten, James Blackshaw, Pascal Pinon, Masha Qrella and many more… flau selected as one of the NEW SOUNDS OF BEST LABELS for 2013 by The FADER Magazine. With new album scheduled to be released in 2013, Yasuhiko Fukuzono a.k.a. aus's exquisite journey of delicate and imaginative sounds, continues...
Here's some more information about aus (in Japanese):
東京出身のアーティスト Yasuhiko Fukuzonoによるソロ・プロジェクト。幼少期から音楽に触れ始め、10代の頃より主に実験映像作品の音楽を手掛けてきた。2004年よりaus名義 で活動開始後、海外レーベルを中心に４枚のフルアルバムをリリース。これまでにSummer Sonic、SonarSound Tokyo、De La Fantasiaなど国内を代表する音楽フェスティバルに出演、今年３月には全18都市22公演のヨーロッパツアーにて、Ulrich Schnauss、Fennesz、Matmosらと共演するなどワールドワイドな活動を展開している。今春Tujiko Norikoやmatroshkaなど、これまでに提供したリミックス・ワークをまとめたアルバム『ReCollected』（plop）をリリースした。
You can keep up-to-date with all aus news via his site here:
You can stream, share and buy his remix 'Requiem for Genome' from the Geskia! release '323 Sayonara Memories (Remixed)' here: