Director: Twigs & Yarn
IKEBANA 'Rose' from the album "When You Arrive There" will be released on flau 2013.
Video by Lauren McMurray and Stephen Orsak (Twigs & Yarn)
IKEBANA is made up of 2 wonderfully talented female artists, maki and en. Their unique music is infused with a strong sense of Shoegaze and Ambient, but in a very much stripped-down form. Phases of minimal guitar noise floating through the space of sounds, like a wavering light in darkness, with deeply reverbed female voices drifting in to create a calm universe between a dream and the reality.
Unlike the current style of psychedelic/drone music for overseas, IKEBANA's music is about minimalism, about beauty in space, and about calmness, just like the art of flower arrangement of IKEBANA itself.
album mastered by Miles Whittaker (aka Pendle Coven/Demdike Stare).
Japanese female duo IKEBANA is consists of 2 very gifted female artists, maki and en. maki, from the legendary Japanese shoegaze band INCENCE, is a very traditional Japanese. She only owns an old mobile phone, she doesn't have a digital equipment nor uses the internet. Her musical influence is limited to those of the 80's.
The story started when maki recorded the music she made into a cassette MTR. One day, moOog Yamamoto (of Buffalo Daughter who has released the album from Beastie Boys own Grand Royal) bumped into her music in this cassette, and he immediately felt in love with it. From there, maki, Moog and their friend DJ Codomo decided to come together to form a band, and they named it "IKEBANA". After some time, Moog and DJ Codomo left the band, and en took their place in joining IKEBANA.
In 2012, Yo La Tengo picked up IKEBANA's self-released album as one of his best albums on STUDIO VOICE.
In additional to music making, maki also makes hand-made clothing (second-hand clothing with her own collages) with the clothing label FLANGER. Artists like Cornelius, Buffalo Daughter and Kiiiiiii are taking these clothing.
© 2013 flau records.
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