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Parallel Worlds

by Tukico :: Julian Zyklus

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Hush Hush is honored to present 'Parallel Worlds,' a mesmerizing collaborative effort between recent Hush Hush alums Tukico and Julian Zyklus.

Tukico is an alias of Berlin-based Japanese violinist, composer, electronic producer, and Tangerine Dream member Hoshiko Yamane. Following numerous releases under her own name on revered neo-classical label 1631 Recordings as well as a collaborative release with Icelandic musician Mikael Lind for Time Released Sound, Hoshiko unveiled her debut EP 'become' (HH122) under the Tukico alias earlier this year on Hush Hush Records that proudly displayed her bold fusion of traditional classical music with innovative electronic production techniques.

Julian Zyklus is an emerging Italian electronic musician who has been studying piano and synthesizers for decades. A student of engineering and electronic music, he's served as a member of the veteran Italian alternative rock band A Toys Orchestra since 2014, where he's enhanced the band's dynamic and theatrical sound as their primary piano and synth player. Last summer he joined the Hush Hush family for the release of his debut solo album 'Four Dimensional Waves,' an expansive and ambitious record that confidently mixed serene ambient passages and hypnotic neo-classical arrangements with propulsive techno rhythms in stunning fashion.

Drawn together by a deep mutual admiration of each other’s debut releases for Hush Hush, the two connected online earlier this year to discuss the possibility of bringing their evocative and cinematic styles together on a shared release. Working from their respective apartments in Berlin, Germany and Bologna, Italy, Tukico and Julian Zyklus each swiftly composed two original pieces for 'Parallel Worlds' and then entrusted each other to contribute their own unique interpretations. Although the works were written in their own independent silos during the COVID-19 lockdown, their shared transportive and whimsical sonic sensibilities – a key sonic element that unites Hush Hush’s international roster – find a perfect harmony alongside each other and symbolizes the beauty and power of collaboration, even when operating in 'Parallel Worlds.'


released July 24, 2020

All songs composed and produced by Hoshiko Yamane (aka Tukico) and Julian Zyklus.

Tukico 'become'

Julian Zyklus 'Four Dimensional Waves'

Mastered by Adam Straney at BreakPoint Mastering.

Artwork by Julian Zyklus.

Tape artwork and layout by Michael Tenzer.


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