The improvising steelpan ensemble of Yoshio Machida (steel drums, percussion, electronics, PanKAT), Tatsu (bass, electronics) and Norihide Saji (drums, laptop, electronics) in their 3rd release, an alternative dub album, or music created by poly-rhythm and sound effects.
Catalog ID: Miimo 3
Squidco Product Code: 22033
Recorded at Prime Sound Studio in Tokyo, Japan by Toshihiro Watanabe, and at 7th Floor in Tokyo, Japan by Kenji Igarashi.
Yoshio Machida-steeldrums, voice, percussion, electronics, PanKAT
Tatsu-bass, voice, electronics
Norihide Saji-drums, laptop, voice, electronics
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1. Party Dub 5:36
2. Rain 6:46
3. Etude Op.103 In DUB 4:13
4. Piripiri 4:25
5. Ame No Ato Ni 4:31
6. Rainbow Violetta 3:42
7. Merry Go Round 7:28
8. Sete Pecados 3:52
9. Paraiso 3:14
10. Letter From Spyy 4:28
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sample the album:
"They tried to make more "live" pieces comparing to the last album. As the result, it became hybrid groove with something "Japanese-POP". Stretching the meaning of Dub, miimo translates Dub as music created by poly-rhythm and sound effects. Different from the styles of On-U, Scape~ sound or dub-electronica, etc, it can be called "Japanese-POP-Dub".-Amotfon
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"Yoshio Machida (町田 良夫 Yoshio Machida?, born 1967 in Japan) is an experimental musician, a steelpanist, composer, and visual artist.
A member of ASCAP, Machida studied minimal art, music and film at the Tama Art University under Kuniharu Akiyama, Yoshiaki Touno, Sakumi Hagiwara and Kishio Suga. In the 1990s, Machida worked for an international cooperation in Asia and Africa.
Machida's first album Hypernatural (1999) had been featured with Brian Eno and Oval (band) on David Toop's article about Generative music. In 2001, Machida started to play improvised music by Steelpan with computer program Max/MSP. Machida has been invited to perform in ISEA2004, Sónar Tokyo, MaerzMusik and other venues. In 2004, Machida founded an experimental music label Amorfon. In 2007, Machida formed an electric Dub band miimo with tatsu and Norihide Saji. Machida also organized "Japan-Macedonia exchange art exhibition" and some workshops for children.
As a visual artist, Machida has produced Photobatik like Photogram technique using photographic paper. Photograms are produced by partial exposure and development of the entire photosensitive surface. Photobatik is "whole exposure and partial development." Machida has expanded his technique to overexposure of the photographic paper followed by only fixing the image, resulting in a pink image."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshio_Machida)
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"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."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatsuya_Yoshida)
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