Distant Symphony: Neues Album von MimiCof

Die in Berlin lebende japanische Musikerin und Komponistin Midori Hirano bringt in Kürze das vierte Album ihres Projektes MimiCof heraus. “Distant Symphony”, das drei zum Teil längere Tracks enthält,  entstand im vorigen Jahr während einer Artist Residency beim Belgrader “Electronic Studio Radio”, als einzige Klangquelle fungierte dabei der klassische Synthesizer EMS Synthie100, an den das Album auch als eine Art Hommage gedacht ist. “All sounds from this instrument were recorded as single sound samples at first”, heißt es beim Label, “then mixed and modified into three long pieces of music, so that the audience can experience the machine’s uniqueness and versatility of sound”. “Distant Symphony” erscheint am 10.Juni als LP, Tape und digital bei Karlrecords.

“Midori Hirano is a Japanese musician, composer and producer based in Berlin. She started learning the piano as a child and later studied classical piano at university. Therefore the music she releases under her own name is based on the use of piano, but yet experimental and an eclectic mixture of modern digital sounds with subtle electronic processing and field recordings. [...] Under the moniker MimiCof she explores the realm of more experimental music and detailed rhythmic patterns, combined with an idea of drawing melodic shapes and harmonies. [...] While the last MimiCof album “Moon Synch” (2017, Alien Transistor) was recorded on the Buchla analogue modular Synthesizer at EMS Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, her latest effort “Distant Symphony” (the 4th as MimiCof) was created on a different synthesizer: the EMS SYNTHI 100 Synthesizer at Radio Belgrade. [...] Hirano understands this work as a gesture of respect for the SYNTHI 100’s character: though a vintage instrument, it has never lost the beauty of its modern sound.” (Karlrecords)