Mico (Japan)

Originally posted on Fat Planet.

DOWNLOAD: MICO phenomena of the mind

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‘four women no cry vol.2’ is the sequel to 2005’s original compilation of new female electronic artists, brought to us by the ever-excellent german label, monika. at the heart of this series is the search for a broader definition of ‘women in electronica’ – a search that not only seeks to expand on demographic perceptions, but simultaneously also strives to transcend geographical borders. in this selection, we travel to barcelona (for iris), berlin (monotekktoni), the u.s. via austria (dorit chrysler) and, finally, to japan for mico.

meiko shizumu was born in the shadow of mount fuji and, since relocating to london, has soundtracked manga movies and built-up an impressive back catalogue of projects – as well as collabs with coldcut, to rococo rot‘s robert lippock and monika stablemate, barbara morgenstern. her solo debut ‘phenomena of the mind’ is due to drop shortly, and you can download a near-album’s worth of pre-emptive material at miCo.uk.com. boomkat recently described mico as sitting “somewhere between tujiko noriko and m.i.a.” and whilst it’s certainly more of the former and less of the latter, it’s hopefully enough to lull you into mico’s grasp.

more info on the monika comp and it’s predecesor at monika-enterprise.de. you can also avoid the shipping wait by grabbing the comp as a hi-bitrate mp3 download from the aforementioned boomkat.