NEO010 // AKIKO KIYAMA
CUTTING TEARS EP
To celebrate their 10th release, the NEOPREN guys serve you something very nice this summer! Born and raised in Tokyo, living in Berlin since may 2007, Akiko Kiyama presents on NEO010 two wonderful Minimal-Tracks, synthetic, acrylic, rough and raw, sober and straight, shy and yet damn clubby.
Akiko – whose delicately reduced musical style is partly defined by some earlier 12” releases on m-nus – creates a fragile and surprising cosmos of subtle rhythmical structures and wobbling guttural waveforms, all this combined with this very special female approach that people all around the globe seem to love more and more.
For those who like it a little bit less minimal, there are two remixes included. We have one by Humantronic, the minitech (or tech?) berserk from France, who re-establishes an industrially strict balance of pumping and knitting sounds, with almost trancy elements… good and healthy food for the club community.
Then there is the pop-3’s edit, an electro-house-like popping and beeping rework with lots of bit-reduced and sliced audiojunk, fat wet synthbass and kickdrums nicely coexisting between 4/4 and syncopes, and this all gently seasoned with some japanese female telephone-voices… the girl of pop-3 might be Japanese or so, not sure… Anyway, you should get this records before all the others get it!