Ikue Asazaki's music dates back to the early 00s, when the Japanese polymath was making spiritual folk music with an electronic edge for major labels like Sony, Universal and CBS. She has taken a turn for the unexpected over the last few years, dropping singles on much lesser-known labels with an underground following. Japan's own Mule Musiq is a perfect example, and this new EP houses her music incredibly well. "Yoisura Bushi" is a spectacularly hypnotic affair, with piano keys and Asazaki's voice colliding magnificently, blending into one solitary wall of sound; the Kuniyuki remix replaces the lonesome stagger of the piano for similarly desolate landscapes made of percussion.
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