Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Miharu Koshi (コシミハル)

i don't have a lot of her releases (yet) because they tend to be quite pricey, but every once in a while a couple pop up for reasonable prices, and when i can, i snag them. Miharu started out with killer new wave synth pop material. always kinda on the weird side. i think frank chickens were probably big fans of hers, or vice versa, if that says anything (hopefully it does). Hopefully i can score discs of some of these at some point. she's got some weird kind of obsession with french influences that i don't know much about, but make for really interesting crossovers in sounds that you don't frequently hear in japanese stuff, frequently ending up in a sort of synth pop french opera nonsensical delight.  the albums i have here lean very heavily toward that french influence, with almost a carnival-esque or circus kind of vibe. like french cabaret theater music. Passepied and Source D'espoir are essentially all instrumental plus lyric-less melodic vocal passages. Chanson Solaire sees a lot of the same musical elements but with much more active lyrical voice parts.

Miharu Koshi (1989.10.25) (album) Passepied [V0] {00FD-7125} {Fun House Inc.}


Miharu Koshi (1992.10.01) (album) Source D'espoir [V0] {FHCF-2030} {Fun House Inc.}


Miharu Koshi (1995.10.25) (album) Chanson Solaire [V0] {FRCA-1002} {FOA Records}

3 comments:

  1. yeah, everything is available on soulseek. direct p2p sharing program. google it. install it. search, or join the japanese music room and look for me there. voodoo

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  2. whats your username on soulseek?

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