We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Okiniiri No Hako

by YNO

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      20 PLN  or more


  • Cassette + Digital Album

    White ferro C30 tape with the artwork by Seishiro Matsuyama. 60 copies total. Shipped with the 5.5x9 cm label sticker.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Okiniiri No Hako via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      25 PLN or more 


swing 02:28
latin 02:29
neko 02:53
rock 03:14
africa 03:12
voice 02:03
guitar 02:39
technology 02:16
modern 03:02
world 02:36


“Hako” means a box

People have a box in the heart
Some people decorate it in multicolor
Some people take a rest and hand knit

My box is still empty but I can find a cat’s paw print
It seems like a secret cat’s path

Find a box yourself in the inner cosmos

This music will be helpful in making your inner tour enjoyable

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

I’m super happy that the fourth solo release on Istotne Nagr. comes from the hands of Tokyo-based musician YNO (not to be mistaken with a famous Japanese orchestra, it’s just that his name is Yano). It doesn’t happen very often with Soundcloud discoveries, the kind of situation when you stumble upon a previously unknown profile, see more than forty tracks, jump right into listening, one by one, and stay impressed until the very last note. This was exactly my case when I heard YNO’s works for the first time. What is more, those tracks varied very much in terms of style, making the listening experience really the opposite of boring. We can find a similar approach on “Okiniiri No Hako” - each of these sound miniatures has its own different flavor. Their one-word titles may resemble Casio toy keyboard preset names but you definitely shouldn’t expect anything generic about this music. It’s rather a kind of dreamy and sometimes quirky impression about those ten keywords, where all means are allowed, whether it is a trap beat, a vintage-sounding bubbling synth, a cartoon sample or vaporwave’ish nostalgia.


released April 14, 2021

Artwork: Seishiro Matsuyama
Mastering: Yan Hart-Lemonnier

Licensed under CREATIVE COMMONS BY-NC-SA 4.0

More YNO's treasures: soundcloud.com/user-252471624




Istotne Nagr. Wrocław, Poland

A label for releasing Istota Ssąca podcast related stuff,


contact / help

Contact Istotne Nagr.

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Okiniiri No Hako, you may also like: