I just found out that my 2nd most favorite contemporary musical artist, “world’s end girlfriend” alias Katsuhiko Maeda, is finally releasing a new album in September, more than 3 years after the last one – on his own independent label, no less!
I’m super-excited about this right now! :D/
The music he makes is sometimes a mix of electronica, post-rock, breakcore, jazz, modern classical… you can never be quite sure what to expect. 😉 If you don’t know his music, take this as a recommendation – maybe someone’ll be able to enjoy it as much as me!
Here’re two examples:
we are the massacre (Official video; uses some gory images from films. One of my personal favorites.)
DECALOGUE minus 8 (Presumably from the upcoming album. It sounds very silly and free-jazzy, but totally starts rocking at 50 seconds in. :mrgreen:)
Also, stuff on his MySpace page, especially “singing under the rainbow”.