Review of Mitosis [12k1077]

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One of the choice cuts of today’s new music for me is the album <i>Mitosis</i> from the Japanese artist Moskitoo . This Sapporo born, Tokyo based lady bills herself as sound & graphic designer and vocalist now based in . According to her record company’s, 12K, blurb “she creates her own musical world using everyday instruments and objects like guitars, xylophones, and toys, to produce a style where electronic sounds and the harmonic layer of her unique voice meet.”

Whatever about the process, the end result is pretty special, if quite amorphous, reminding me a lot of some of the female-fronted fractured-electronica that Morr Music are renowned for. Except that the vocals are in Japanese (I Think) rather than Icelandic, German or broken English. I am only on my second listen so am not really in a position to do a detailed review but if, like me, you like what you hear, her back catalogue, including her 2007 debut album <i>Drape</i>, is on Spotify.

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