Dec 21, 2006

The Structure of My Endoskeleton

Gottfried Helnwein - The Last Days of Pompeij (1987)

Miho Hatori added a splash of fish sauce to her intoxicating sugar and water cocktail with "Ecdysis" and it swims with a similar playful wonder to her trademark Micheal Gondry Cibo Matto video. Music can be opressive to artists who want to expose their audience to a complete artistic frameshift, as every track needs to keep a beat to keep an ear (everything else lands in the barren "noise" pile). Miho, however, manages to articulate a simultaneous experimental confidence and vulnerable grace that a typically critical listener will use to excuse her for ranting on about a futuristic, insect-laden parable in pseudo-spoken-word. Entitled "Walking City", this is my favourite piece on the album, and its deeply thoughtful beauty is something I would never wish to be merited firstly on its "unconvention". Unconvention is completely natural on this pioneering solo-statement and after repeating the album a couple times, will be something you begin calling the radio. Because "Ecdysis" is its own kind of beauty and unconvention better applies to music that offers nothing; means nothing. What then is it for?

Miho Hatori - Barracuda (mp3)


At Tuesday, December 26, 2006, Blogger Jenny said...

Simen Johan ..... check him out.

If, of course, you don't already know his stuff and love it as much as I do.


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