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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Tujiko Nuriko & Aoki Takamasa - 28 LP 2005

What is it?
Originating from Osaka, Japan, Tujiko Nuriko & Aoki Takamasa produce beautiful, expressive electronic layered compositions with trademark fragile vocals.

Why should you listen?
It's experimental music at it's best; sparse and almost acoustic in style, but at the same time rich and complex layers of sound. These are not so much songs as electronic images capturing a modern, clean and industrial landscape with Tujiko's voice adding a touch of ethereal humanity. At times it's like downtempo dance music with the intense use of repetition and bleeps, chimes and samples, but with the vocals adding the ultimate chillout ingredient. Not to be listened to every day but in the correct mood and circumstances it's a stunning collection.

What's it like?
It's like waking up not knowing where you are.

What's the best song?
"Hae (Fly) Variation" even has a singalong chorus, well almost.

Who does it sound like?
Everyone would say Bjork, but this is not really an exploration of voice. Reminds me more in mood of Moloko, Aphex Twin and Cocteau Twins.

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