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Using bass, drums, steelpan, electronics and programming, the trio of Tatsu, Norihide Saji and Amorfon label leader Yoshio Machida create a "pulse dub" album of polyrhythms and phase, producing warm, complex and embraceable music that includes a cover of Bjork's "Hyperballad".

Miimo 4

Miimo: Miimo 4 (Amorfon)

Label: Amorfon    
Released in: Japan    

"Miimo is a Japanese Alternative Dub trio formed in 2005. Members are Yoshio Machida (a.k.a. an experimental steelpanist / composer), tatsu, a well known bassist in Japan in the field of Ska, Reggae to J-pop, Norihide Saji (a.k.a. plot.), a drummer / laptop artist.

In their 4th album "miimo 4", they produce a "pulse DUB" album. Based with cut-up sounds that made from Steelpan, "poly-rhythm and phase" are created. Steve Reich meets Basic channel (tr1), cover piece of Bjork's "Hyperballad" (tr2), electric one-drop (tr4), ambient drone dub (tr5), poly-rhythmic Dub with Steelpan melody (tr7), etc."-Amorfon

"Tatsuya Yoshida, born in Kitakami, Iwate is a Japanese musician; drummer and composer who is the only consistent member of the renowned progressive rock duo Ruins, as well as Koenji Hyakkei. He is also a member of the progressive rock trios Korekyojinn and Daimonji. Outside his own groups, Yoshida is renowned for his tenure as drummer in the indie progressive group YBO2, a band also featuring guitarist KK Null, whom he also joins in the current line up of Zeni Geva and he has played drums in a late edition of Samla Mammas Manna. He has been cited as "[the] indisputable master drummer of the Japanese underground". Along with his participation in bands, he has also released several solo recordings."

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Product Information:

UPC: 4562144186058

Label: Amorfon
Catalog ID: Miimo 4
Squidco Product Code: 22032

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Japan
Packaging: Digipack

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Norihide Saji-drums, laptop

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Track Listing:

1. Miorio 6:28

2. Hyperballad 3:41

3. Zanitomuki 3:19

4. Sabo 3:23

5. Porenu 15:35

6. Yuratib 3:26

7. Ngand 3:01

8. Resnore 4:33

9. Akuru 3:48