(qd-4230) YuMi + Acid42 – Kodomo
[QD-4230] : YU:MI + ACID42 : Kodomo (EP)
Think of bouncing balls, building blocks, and nursery rhymes, and what you get is KODOMO (which in Japanese means “child”) — a collection of 4 traditional Japanese children’s songs, given a funky new synthpop and ethnotronica spin by Japanese-Filipino vocalist YU:MI Calderon and musician Acid42 (Lionel Valdellon). The bonus 5th song “Everybody Lies”, however, is a synthpop song tackling the darker side of relationships and is written by the collaborating duo.
FILE UNDER: world, ethnic, ethnotronica, electronica, synthpop, electropop, folktronica, Japanese folk songs, kiddiesynthpop, J-Folk, more playful than Rainbow Brite and He-Man.
DETAILS: 5 MP3s at 192 kbps, stereo
DOWNLOAD: Get the entire EP as a ZIP FILE (27.1 MB) – from Archive.org
Full lyrics and english translation + individual file downloads after the jump.
(qd-4208) CJane - Calamity + Alacrity
[QD-4208] : CJANE : Calamity + Alacrity (EP)
CJane (formerly Calamity Jane) combine ambient dub with folk, reggae and alternative stylings to form a grim downtempo sound that is at once arresting and depressing. CJane is lead singer Amy Rosalyn’s spare vocals and guitars along with the electronic production skills of co-writer Christian Sage (aka Sick Man Of Asia), plus drummer Mikah Azurin’s dour rhythms This 3-song EP is a trip through sadness recorded in 1999 and released only now.
FILE UNDER: trip hop, dub, folk, ambient, downtempo
DETAILS: 3 MP3s, encoded at: 192 kbps. 44.1kHz stereo. | Released: October 4, 2004.
DOWNLOAD: Get the EP as a ZIP FILE. (13.1 MB) – Archive.org | Individual tracks after jump