― Michael F Gill, Sunday, 4 March 2007 01:12 (6 years ago) Permalink
― fandango, Wednesday, 4 April 2007 00:40 (6 years ago) Permalink
I wish they'd release more stuff by Mico/Mieko Shimitzu... The tracks on 4 Women No Cry, as well as the couple of others by her that I've heard are really good, but her solo material seems to be sparse and hard to find. AFAIK her album catalogue consists of one CD released in Japan in 1998, and one self-published(?) that came out in 2006. I managed to locate a used copy of the former, but I can't find anyone on the Internet that would sell the latter.
― Tuomas, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 10:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh yeah. i think i only ever heard i see a soul, on that sampler. or maybe heard some others but just in passing. that one song is so great, strung out and slowed down.
― john-claude van donne (schlump), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
This comp has a cool track by Shimizu released under her Apache 61 drum'n'bass moniker. The sleeve notes also have a mini bio of her that says she's been involved in music since the late 80s, but sadly her solo releases seem to be few, and most of them are Japan-only, I think.
― Tuomas, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just got the Apache 61 album in the mail, and it's a pretty awesome piece of experimental drum'n'bass/electro/whatever. Elastic and hard-hitting, kinda like Squarepusher without the IDM wonkiness. I really wish Monika or whoever would put out more of her music, she deserves to be known wider.
― Tuomas, Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:05 (1 year ago) Permalink