EYƎ is a Japanese vocalist and visual artist, best known as co-founder of the influential rock music band Boredoms
and Naked City
. He has changed his stage name several times, from Yamatsuka Eye, to Yamantaka Eye, to Yamataka Eye and now simply calls himself EYƎ.
EYƎ is a member of the bands Hanatarash
, UFO or Die
, Puzzle Punks
, Noise Ramones
and Destroy 2
. He is notorious for his vast, confusing discography and countless guest appearances. Notable collaborations include his work with Nam June Paik
, Sonic Youth
, Yamamoto Seiichi & Yamazaki Maso, Bill Laswell
's Praxis and John Zorn
's groups Naked City
As well as his music, EYƎ is famous for his mixed-media style of art that utilises airbrush, marker pen and collage, amongst other materials. His artworks have adorned a number of records, including the majority of Boredom’s
releases and, perhaps more famously, Beck's Midnite Vultures
. Drawing as much from Japanese mythology as from his musical influences, his work aims to complement the music as well as to provide another dimension to the sound.