Tujiko Noriko (JP)
Contrary to most artists on the Viennese label who are considered experimental, Tokyo's Tujiko Noriko composes electronic pop where the voice has great evocative significance. But lurking behind the mask of accessibility are the dissonant, destabilizing elements that distinguish MEGO. The rhythms are discarnate, unusual, and abundant with sonic fractures. Certain texts are bitterly murmured. Two albums, ‚ÄòShojo Toshi' and the most recent ‚ÄòHard Ni Sasete', are quickly becoming classics for those who appreciate the unexpected interplay of genres. With Tujiko, MEGO opens an ocean of possibilities.