“Elusive pop fantasias, and intentionally so.”
“Unquestionably multitalented as well as multilingual...We should all be grateful that Miho Hatori speaks the universal language of music so fluently.”
NYC’s rare and inimitable talent New Optimism (aka Japanese musician Miho Hatori, co-founder of the beloved Cibo Matto and a collaborative partner of Gorillaz, The Beastie Boys, John Zorn etc.) releases her debut EP Amazon To LeFrak through Phantom Limb.
New Optimism is Miho’s newest project, a vivid, unpredictable and technicolour sonic palette that shapeshifts mercurially around grooving basslines, subtle electronica, leftfield sound explorations and playful experimental pop.
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Miho Hatori never disappoints. A solid singer/songwriter electronic album that pivots into irregular beats on the second half while keeping that relaxed vibe, just as all of her work has always had meaningful undertones underneath the silliness and the joy.
What really interests me here are the instruments, I could probably spend a day or two figuring out what instruments (such as flutes or mystery percussion instruments) are winding up as what sample or what beat. Gaelan D'costa
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the tiny moments we all take for granted, in music and in life, amplified and magnified, forcing us to confront the uncomfortable, the mundane, the sublime. what more can be said of flawlessness? Matt Nichols