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Whatever Happened to these guys?
They Should put something out already.
any news?

Dude (The Yellow Dart), Thursday, 22 January 2004 06:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

They worked as artistic advisors for half of Chicken N Beer

2 Pretty 4 Porn (DarrenK), Thursday, 22 January 2004 06:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Miho Hatori (of Cibo Matto) and Smokey Hormel (who's backed up Beck and Tom Waits) recently recorded a CD of Baden Powell covers under the name Smokey & Miho. Not sure if Miho and Yuka have plans to record together again.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 22 January 2004 06:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

back up for beck?
when?

Dude (The Yellow Dart), Thursday, 22 January 2004 06:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know, whenever he tours. I mean, except for that last U.S. tour when the Flaming Lips backed him up.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 22 January 2004 06:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yuka also had a solo album on tzadik in 02

scissors (Honda), Thursday, 22 January 2004 07:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

was it good?

Dude (The Yellow Dart), Thursday, 22 January 2004 07:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yuka honda and yoshimi p-we of the boredoms put out a record last year that i still haven't heard...

oh, the band name: yuka and yoshimi

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

They're being really creative with their post-Cibo Matto band names, huh?

nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 22 January 2004 15:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the Tzadik Yuka Honda album is quite good. not great, but i'm glad i picked it up, and don't regret spending money on it. :) i really like the cover art, too.

janni (janni), Thursday, 22 January 2004 16:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Irate Clown Party (libcrypt), Monday, 22 December 2008 04:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love Viva L.A. Woman and I really like that Stereotype A album. Too bad they're not working together anymore. I liked a lot the fact that every single of their songs was about food.

elgolfo, Monday, 22 December 2008 05:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

But don't you think that the group in the middle of that vid is like Cibo Matto talking about the other end of the nutrition process?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVtUIoh4NoA (libcrypt), Monday, 22 December 2008 05:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

WHO CARES
I DON'T CARE
A HORSE'S ASS IS BETTER THAN YOURS

(oh PORRIDGE) (HI DERE), Friday, 30 October 2009 19:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

:) a good friend of mine is working with Miho on some solo stuff/video these days. she says it sounds very good!

oops i accidentally made it personal (surm), Friday, 30 October 2009 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Got skipped in this thread, but there was a Miho Hatori (as Miho Hatori) album called Ecdysis on Ryko a few years back. Was generally pleasant though not terribly memorable, and probably doomed from the get-go by its genuinely horrible cover art/design. Listened to it once or twice but never felt compelled to return. Any fans?

http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/Ecdysis-Miho_Hatori_480.jpg

from alcoholism to fleshly concerns (contenderizer), Friday, 30 October 2009 19:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

she played one of the songs for me before it came out -- i think it was "barracuda." i like that one. i like the sound of the album in general but i haven't heard much of it at all.

oops i accidentally made it personal (surm), Friday, 30 October 2009 19:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Extra sugar
Extra salt
Extra oil and MSG

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Friday, 21 January 2011 06:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Reunited!

jaymc, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 21:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

yay!

popular gay automobile (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 21:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sean Lennon is going nowhere near them this time, right

I HAVE ISSUES (DJP), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 21:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

i wonder if Nels Cline will play with them at all now that he's married to Yuka, might be fun to hear

bile al (some dude), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 22:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

what a beefy hip!

contenderizer, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 22:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sean Lennon is going nowhere near them this time, right

did his bass-playing really drag down their general level of musicianship?

special midget status (sic), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 23:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

did his bass-playing really drag down their general level of musicianship?

He certainly helped Stereotype A be terrible.

I HAVE ISSUES (DJP), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 11:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

ah, I wasn't listening by then

but god, how sexist of you to suggest they couldn't have turned terrible all by themselves

special midget status (sic), Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Horse_ebooks just tweeted that he could help you build your chicken and it sent me straight into Cibo Matto nostalgiaville.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 15 June 2012 15:36 (six years ago) Permalink

I just heard Miho on a Towa Tei album, was pretty good too! But I don't understand why people like this group :S

frogbs, Friday, 15 June 2012 15:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Awww. Well I have an embarassing past as a Sean Lenon fangirl (thanks to seeing him open for Beck in..98?)
Through Sean, I got into Cibo Matto and Yoko Ono and stopped listening to his stuff.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 15 June 2012 15:43 (six years ago) Permalink

it's so cool that Yuka Honda is married to Nels Cline, never would've guessed 15 years ago that they'd even cross paths musically

bronytheus (some dude), Friday, 15 June 2012 16:09 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3zX_AT0Xco

YEah.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:54 (four years ago) Permalink

pretty much what you'd expect, huh

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:58 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess it isn't 1999 anymore

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 20:30 (four years ago) Permalink

touring US again anyway

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 20:44 (four years ago) Permalink

I was really obsessed with Stereotype A when I was like 16-17. I find it nearly unlistenable now. It's funny how the brain changes.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 20:47 (four years ago) Permalink

CIBO MATTO TO RELEASE HOTEL VALENTINE FEBRUARY 14
FIRST RECORD SINCE 1999

Chimera Music is excited to announce the release of Hotel Valentine, Cibo Matto's first record since 1999 Coming out on February 14, 2014, the album was self-produced over a two-year period by Cibo Matto founders and co-conspirators Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda. Helping to create the kaleidoscopic, post-regional grooves and funky blasts of pure danceability on Hotel Valentine are guitarist Nels Cline, drummer Glenn Kotsche, percussionist Mauro Refosco, vocalist Reggie Watts, trumpeter Michael Leonhart, trombonist Aaron Johnson, Douglas Wieselman and many others. Hotel Valentine is their most impressive release to date as it finds them constructing a rich concept album, a love story amid the ghosts traversing the hallways of a hotel. Underneath the lush sonic palate, they have created the soundtrack to an invisible film as they've continued to refine their sound and remain fully committed to an ethic of fun.

The first track the band is sharing from Hotel Valentine is "MFN." The colorful, avant-psychedelic video was directed by Georgia.

Following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, Cibo Matto announced a reunion at a benefit concert in New York City. From that point, they continued to perform and tour sporadically while working on new material.

Says keyboardist/sampler Honda, "Having spent some time apart, we became more aware of our magical chemistry, our magnetic bond. We both realized we had unfinished business."

On February 14, 2011 a Cibo Matto light bulb flickered and they struck upon the idea of an invisible film, a score without motion, an album called Hotel Valentine.

Hotel Valentine is a metaphor, a question, an answer, an idea, a feeling; A strange and vivid scene.

"Hotel Valentine is the cinematic bricolage of Yuka and me," says vocalist Hatori. "Our medium is music. For me, making an album is like raising a child. We don't know what kind of person (story) they will end up to be."

The full track list for Hotel Valentine is below:

1. Check In
2. Deja Vu
3. 10th Fl.Ghost Girl
4. Emerald Tuesday
5. MFN
6. Hotel Valentine
7. Empty Pool
8. Lobby
9. Maid Song (House Keeping)
10. Check Out

The Cibo Matto North American tour dates are below:

February
7 - New Haven, CT - Spaceland
8 - Boston, MA - Sinclair
9 - Kingston, NY - BSP Lounge
11 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
14 - New York, NY - Les Poisson Rouge
15 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
16 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Backroom
17 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
18 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
19 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
21 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent
22 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
23 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
24 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
26 - San Francisco - Slim's
28 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

March
1 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café
4 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
5 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
6 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 12 December 2013 22:01 (four years ago) Permalink

"Don't throw the funky oyster shell at me"

KMFAO (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 13 December 2013 12:17 (four years ago) Permalink

I was huge into Stereotype A back when it came out too, and I still like it more than the debut; I think I've defended it somewhere on ILM. Kaleidoscopic is a word that gets thrown around too much, but it fits that album perfectly. Will hesitantly check out the new album. Has anyone seen 'em live - how were they?

Vinnie, Friday, 13 December 2013 14:17 (four years ago) Permalink

They're both great albums IMO

KMFAO (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 13 December 2013 14:43 (four years ago) Permalink

Cibo Matto (like Seefeel) are one of those bands that I have not found a single other band that really sounds/feels like them or captures their vibe; I basically have two albums in an entire (micro)genre to listen to and I'm super stoked abt adding a third

KMFAO (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 13 December 2013 14:44 (four years ago) Permalink

At the time, I thought Stereotype A was horrible. The last time I listened to it, it was okay but boring.

The debut remains one of my favorite albums of all time.

SHAUN (DJP), Friday, 13 December 2013 14:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I've defended Stereotype A here before, too. It pales only in comparison to the debut. On its own terms, it's quite good if not great, but it's also a much different animal than V!LW. I love them both.

Sandwich Slobber (Old Lunch), Friday, 13 December 2013 15:08 (four years ago) Permalink

I guess I do like "Sci Fi Wasabi," but I'd rather listen to "Birthday Cake."

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 13 December 2013 15:53 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3zX_AT0Xco

It's cute.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 01:01 (four years ago) Permalink

Why is it that no national/international bands I wanna see in 2014 are playing Baltimore? DAMN.

Beatrix Kiddo (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 01:53 (four years ago) Permalink

They're playing DC - just a stone's throw away! I'm planning to see them when they come in Feb.

Vinnie, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 14:56 (four years ago) Permalink

It's an issue because I live in northeast PA and hate driving in DC.

Beatrix Kiddo (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Still can't pretend that song does a lot for me.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:23 (four years ago) Permalink

They're playing Philly - just a ston'es throw away! I'm planning to see them when they come in Feb.

queen bey backers (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 19:49 (four years ago) Permalink

Haha I was thinking about making that post myself Stevie.

I basically think of Baltimore as DC, considering bands usually play one place but not the other - can't count how many times I've gone up there for a show. But driving in DC ain't fun, that's for sure.

Vinnie, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 20:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Philly show has a capacity of like 120 though and is sold out :-/

in other news I might pee when I see them

queen bey backers (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 23:01 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I LOVE THIS NEW "MFN" SONG SO MUCH

vylvyt ylvis (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 3 February 2014 15:50 (four years ago) Permalink

I can't decide how much I like it yet (right now, I'm at like, not love). It's definitely not complacent - makes me excited for the new album.

Vinnie, Monday, 3 February 2014 16:19 (four years ago) Permalink

I keep singing it when I'm walking places.

vylvyt ylvis (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 3 February 2014 16:37 (four years ago) Permalink

I listened to "Hotel Valentine" this morning and it really did not grab me... I'm hoping it gets better w/ repeated listens

vylvyt ylvis (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 7 February 2014 13:30 (four years ago) Permalink

There's a stream here btw:

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/02/267029140/first-listen-cibo-matto-hotel-valentine

vylvyt ylvis (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 7 February 2014 14:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Cool, thanks man

Vinnie, Friday, 7 February 2014 14:12 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm predicting a 6.9

vylvyt ylvis (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 7 February 2014 14:44 (four years ago) Permalink

was looking at the upcoming shows of a local club online and say Cibo Matto/Buffalo Daughter double bill on the schedule i was like did i fall into a time warp?

sXe & the banshees (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 February 2014 14:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, I forgot they were playing tonight- now I have to scramble to finish my classwork and make it in time...

CAROUSEL! CAROUSEL! (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 23:15 (four years ago) Permalink

I am SO EXCIIIIIITED

vylvyt ylvis (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 23:20 (four years ago) Permalink

I like this a lot more than Stereotype A

Fight the Powers that Be with this Powerful Les Paul! (DJP), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 00:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Ohhhh that was a great show.

vylvyt ylvis (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 04:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Yes but did you pee? I'm seeing them tonight.

Vinnie, Saturday, 15 February 2014 19:12 (four years ago) Permalink

I peed so much.

vylvyt ylvis (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 16 February 2014 05:21 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Viva! LA woman has gradually become one of my favorite albums from the mid-90s. It’s quite the creative take on trip hop and I’m not sure I’d even classify it inside that genre. It’s too zany and closer to Beck than say Portishead.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 03:17 (four months ago) Permalink

I tend to lump it almost closer to Hello Nasty era Beasties, and Grand Royale type stuff than most trip hop.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 03:45 (four months ago) Permalink

It’s better than that shit xxxtentacion thrash

stoker (Ross), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 12:25 (four months ago) Permalink

is that supposed to be funny, controversial or just a stupid non sequitur ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 13:06 (four months ago) Permalink

I know it's canonical to a lot of ppl but it still feels underrated to me, it's such a fun, funny, unique record, kind of B-52's-y in the way it manages to be silly without being frivolous or novelty bcz it is so musically skillful

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:22 (four months ago) Permalink

The vocal performances are always enthusiastic which makes it feel more like punk-hop. The beastie boys comparison is apt I think.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:23 (four months ago) Permalink

Sugar Water is one of those iconic mid-'90s tracks for me, it's got a particular haunting vibe and one of the best music videos of its time.

omar little, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:11 (four months ago) Permalink

It samples Morricone and the Cure so maybe that’s where the haunting vibe comes from?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:53 (four months ago) Permalink

carne if you have to ask, it ain't funny.

stoker (Ross), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 18:30 (four months ago) Permalink

YO ANYONE GOT THAT SONG FROM THAT PRE CIBO MATO BAND THEY WERE IN WITH THE SKELETON KEY DUDE? BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT FOR YEARS. DOUG WOLK SAID THEY WERE LIKE THE BEST BAND OF ALL TIME AND ZORN WOULD PLAY WITH THEM.

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:11 (four months ago) Permalink

LOL

stoker (Ross), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:33 (four months ago) Permalink

For whatever odd reason I've pumped "Know Your Chicken" 5 or 6 times in the past few months and it still bangs.

billstevejim, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:49 (four months ago) Permalink

I stumbled into Cibo Matto by accident with I “Know your chicken”... it was back in the Napster days, I was looking for something else entirely but I got curious and downloaded it.

It was such an addictive and groovy thing... but also I was 14 and felt too self-conscious to share it with anyone else at the time. I just knew it was one of those songs that would give you weird looks from most people if played out loudly or even worse, it would get a snarky observation that might ruin the whole song for me. So I saved it for myself for years until I stopped caring.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:24 (four months ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/HuNtddD8dzs

Here they are playing it live with Sean Lennon on bass in some dude’s bedroom in the 90’s.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:37 (four months ago) Permalink

It sounds too weird for me in rock format.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:39 (four months ago) Permalink

I love when they were on Squirt TV! (That was a fun show in general.)

billstevejim, Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:53 (four months ago) Permalink

otm. Cibo Matto always reminds me of Squirt TV

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:21 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MFpy-yw9G0

just now noticing the Yoko-like turkey wails at the start of "Birthday Cake"

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:22 (four months ago) Permalink

I saw them at a Matador showcase at CBGB in ‘95 w/Railroad Jerk and some other bands :P

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Thursday, 28 June 2018 13:32 (four months ago) Permalink

YO ANYONE GOT THAT SONG FROM THAT PRE CIBO MATO BAND THEY WERE IN WITH THE SKELETON KEY DUDE? BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT FOR YEARS. DOUG WOLK SAID THEY WERE LIKE THE BEST BAND OF ALL TIME AND ZORN WOULD PLAY WITH THEM.

Is this butter08? I bought that due to my love of CM but my young ears weren’t ready

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 29 June 2018 03:37 (four months ago) Permalink

Nah, that was a later side project / supergroup.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 29 June 2018 03:52 (four months ago) Permalink

Leitoh Lychee!

kurt schwitterz, Friday, 29 June 2018 18:22 (four months ago) Permalink

my weight is 300 pounds...my favoreeet is beef jierky

frogbs, Thursday, 5 July 2018 13:26 (four months ago) Permalink

who cares?

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 6 July 2018 17:49 (four months ago) Permalink

i don't care

the masseduction of lauryn hill (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 6 July 2018 17:49 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Miho Hatori's new album as Miss Information is sounding really great.

https://pioneerworkspress.bandcamp.com/album/sequence

geoffreyess, Monday, 5 November 2018 00:54 (one week ago) Permalink


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