parlando playlist #71: nisennenmondai - mirrorball [2008]

Posted on November 19th, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Japan's Nisennenmondai (means basically "year 2000 problem", or Y2K) is a female trio. They have issued a few albums and a few EPs, mostly on Japanese labels (Bijin) and Norwegian (Smalltown Supersound). "Mirrorball" is from their second album, Destination Tokyo.
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7 comments.

Luke McGuff

Comment on November 20th, 2013.

This is really growing on me. At first I was pretty annoyed, but then it kept catching my ear and I realized a lot more was going on. Wikipedia says they have been compared to krautrock and Neu!, and I can hear that.

Scraps

Comment on November 20th, 2013.

You and me: very much the same, except the annoying part (at first I was indifferent).

You would probably like more their earlier stuff; one of their EPs has songs called "This Heat", "Pop Group", and "Sonic Youth".

Scraps

Comment on November 20th, 2013.

I really like (in "Mirrorball") the fast hi-hats and the slow bassline.

Luke McGuff

Comment on November 23rd, 2013.

I found some good live stuff on You Tube.

Scraps

Comment on November 24th, 2013.

Going to youtube....

Gavin

Comment on December 26th, 2013.

Yeah, it starts off as a formulaic, if reasonably appealing, slow builder of a song, but I agree they end up going someplace interesting with it. Is this representative of their sound? What would you suggest one listen to next?

I wonder who does the keyboards live? Do you think they just play to the track?

Scraps

Comment on December 26th, 2013.

The early stuff (with the songs called "This Heat", "Pop Group", and "Sonic Youth", etc) is very different from the later stuff, and I think you would probably like the later stuff. Destination Tokyo I think is your album.

They play the stuff live, I think faithfully.

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