The excellent Flau records presents a label showcase with live performances from label boss aus hot on the heels of his appearance at the Digital in Berlin music salon and D/B fave Masayoshi Fujita aka El Fog as well as Cuushe & The Mistys.
flau is a record label and event organize based in Tokyo, Japan. “The records Flau releases are sonically quite diverse, from acoustic folk to dream pop and complex drum experiments.
Masayoshi Fujita has been influenced and inspired by electronic music, dub, jazz, hip hop, etc, and pursues his own sound and own world. He decided to learn how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own, mostly jazz and electronic-influenced compositions. In 2009 Masayoshi released his phenomenal album “Rebuilding Vibes” on the Flau label and most recently he has collaborated with Jan Jelinek, releasing their album “Bird, Lake, Objects” on Faitiche.
Masayoshi Fujita | Swan & Morning Dew
Yasuhiko Fukuzono has gained attention worldwide through his skillful and delicate sound production, exquisitely combining electronics with sounds from daily life. The music video of the track ‘With Rain’ (included in the album Curveland) made by TAKCOM was nominated in the music video category at the world famous visual festival Aurora 2007 (along with Beck, Zero7 and Subtle).
aus | Urum
Fukuzono started making music for experimental films when he was still a teenager. As aus, he has performed live since 2004, including sets at SonarSound Tokyo, Summer Sonic Festival, De La Fantasia Festival along with many international artists such as Haruomi Hosono (YMO/Sketch Show), Chaterhouse, Ulrich Schnauss, AGF, Daedelus, Luke Abbott.
aus | opened
“I can’t imagine another artist that blends modern edginess with sweetness and effective song-y-ness in that Japanese way as well. Its kind of an update on the delicate balance reached on Nobukazu Takemura’s very first Child’s View album.” – other music
Cuushe, who is greatly inspired by music like Board of Canada, L’altra, started out her musical career as a member in a collage pop band, and eventually ventured into solo-project works in 2003. Using her mesmerizing airy vocals as the main instrument, Cuushe composes pop-infused electronic music that is lovable and yet uniquely different from any other song-based pop sounds out there.
Cuushe | I Dreamt About Silence
The Mistys are a recombinant mutant pop combo that is up for a good time! They hope you are too! The Mistys are the first signing to The Boats new label Other Ideas and their seven inch single Stalking / Drawers will be it’s debut release this April!
The Mistys | Stalking
All in all this promises to be an incredibly high quality event and well worth checking out for anyone interested in the cutting edge of underground Japanese electronica/experimental/ambient.
aus & Masayoshi Fujita & Cuushe & The Mistys LIVE
presented by Flau
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 | 21:00 CET
Antje Øklesund | Rigaer Straße 71 – 73 | 10247 Berlin/Friedrichshain