Minamo & Moskitoo “Superstition”
Catalog No.: 12k2045 | Release: May 1, 2020 | Format: Vinyl | Edition: 200
The members of Minamo (Keiichi Sugimoto and Tetsuro Yasunaga) have known Moskitoo (Sanae Yamasaki) for many, many years and have worked together in all sorts of ways. They have not, however, performed a live set or recorded together before what has become Superstition.
Superstition is a gathering of close friends creating music they love to create and exploring the small crevices and details of electric, electronic, and acoustic sounds. While the songs sound intentionally composed and arranged, the actual recording process was quite spontaneous and generative.
Minamo has a wonderful back catalog of releases on 12k, Room 40 and the all-too-short-lived Apestaartje. Their music is known to incorporate a large amount of interesting instruments and sound-making objects. Dreamy and fractured, beautiful and slightly unsettling. Moskitoo adds a vocal element not heard before in Minamo’s music bringing an angelic air to the scattered earthen sound.
Recorded at Echo and Cloud Studio, Tokyo on 27th December, 2018.
Lyrics on “Imperial Webster” were cited from “Monochrome” written by Natsuki Suyama and Tetsuro Yasunaga, (HIROI Publishing, 2017.)
Performed by: Keiichi Sugimoto, Moskitoo, Tetsuro Yasunaga
Mixed by Keiichi Sugimoto
Mastered by Taylor Deupree
Cover image by Moskitoo