Yuri is the Japanese word for ‘lily’ and behind the moniker is the Copenhagen-based artist Susanne Benther Mouritsen. Yuri is Susanne’s solo-project where she navigates between subtle melodies and dark drones. Susanne lived in Tokyo where she utilized every sound source in the city as samples in her work, and it is this journey that has served as the main inspiration for Yuri, and a journey she wants her listeners to take part in. Susanne also works under a more reptile-inspired moniker on Mama Snake’s label Amniote Edition, with a project titled Parietal Eye.
After releasing her debut EP “Matsu” on local imprint Janushoved in 2017 followed by “Diamene” in 2018 and “Menat” in 2019, she has been featured on numerous releases under a myriad of aliases. Her work carries industrial sounds into an ever-evolving sound that is Yuri’s own, summing up elegance and playfulness.
In the spirit of anti-genre and the aesthetic of beauty, Yuri’s sound is ceremonious and hard hitting at the same time. Yuri moves around in an uncanny valley of undefinable sonic realm with field recordings, drones and throbbing beats as vehicles.
Date: 23 November (Saturday), 01:30
Location: Hus 7 (Styckmästargatan 10, Stockholm)