Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Water Fai

Influenced by Mogwai, Styrofoam, and Electralane, Osaka, Japan natives Water Fai bring a much needed feminine approach to the post-rock genre, so often dominated by male artists.

Founded in 2002, Water Fai, dynamically contrast intricate melodies and soft harmonies with violent guitar-noise and electronic effects. Members include Yuko Kureyama (guitar, vocals), Yumi Norimoto (guitar, vocals), Makkiko Toba (bass), Mayumi Ennaka (keys), and as of 2007, the only male member, Tadahiko Aono on drums.

Before the formation of Water Fai, members Yumi, Yuko, and Mayumi longed for form an all-girl band in the vein of Cibo Matto or OOIOO. They added Makiko into the mix and formed the band, not knowing how to play music. Makiko didn't even know how to play the bass. A few months later, they performed for the first time, playing five original songs that are included on Girls in the White Dream.

This Spring, Brooklyn-based White Shoe Records will re-release Water Fai's self released debut album, Girls In The While Dream, on April 18th. The songs were record between 2004-2006 and bring their own translation of the sentimentality captured best by the Album Leaf and Yo La Tengo. Recommended!

Water Fai - Kaiyon
Water Fai @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV (2008)
+ Placebo, Porcupine Tree, Jonathan Coulton, etc.

Goodspeed You Black Empeeror, My Morning Jacket, Air,
Blackfield, Blink 182, Say Anything, David Gilmour, etc.

Millencolin - Machine 15 (2008)
Portishead - Third (2008)

Portishead - Portishead + Dummy

Portishead - Live In Roseland NYC

Destroyer - Streethawk A Seduction

Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

Pulp - Hits
The Postal Service - Give Up

The New Pornographers - Albums

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Death - Source Tags And Codes

Nine Inch Nails vs Bauhaus - Radio Sessions (2006)

6:28 PM  
Blogger MC said...

You had me at Mogwai.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting up the New Pornographers albums, I was looking for Challengers and you delivered. Top Flight!!!

9:55 PM  
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