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Miimo: Miimo 5 (Amorfon)

The alternative dub steelpan trio of Yoshio Machida (steeldrums, voice, percussion, electronics), Tatus (bass, voice & electronics) and Norihide Saji (drums, laptop & electronics) for 10 tracks of embraceable tunes including a cover of Miles Davis "All Blues".
 

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Label: Amorfon
Catalog ID: Miimo 5
Squidco Product Code: 22034

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Japan
Packaging: Jewel Case

Personnel:

Yoshio Machida-steeldrums, voice, percussion, electronics, PanKAT

Tatsu-bass, voice, electronics

Norihide Saji-drums, laptop, voice, electronics

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track listing:


1. IP5 3:07

2. JC 3:44

3. A 4:49

4. ALL BLUES 3:37

5. DR 4:16

6. S 3:26

7. JC 4:50

8. B 3:33

9. PC 4:11

10. 9 4:34




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Miimo is a Japanese Alternative Dub trio formed in 2005, comprised of 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, and Norihide Saji (a.k.a. plot.), a drummer / laptop artist.

The theme of their 5th album miimo 5 is Jazz & Dub. All tracks have vinyl noise added to the recordings. The album presents itself as a compilation from 7" single Dub plates. Tracks include the sweet melody of Steelpan (tr1), a cover of Miles Davis's "All Blues" (tr4), remedying Augustus Pablo (tr5 & try), a Jazzy dub (tr7), etc.


Artist Biographies:

"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)
7/21/2017

"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)
7/21/2017

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