Thursday, 12 February 2009

Kahimi Karie - Kahimi Karie (1998)

Talking about Momus protegés, here's another Nick Currie related girl: the japanese diva Kahimi Karie.
This record is a collection of singles and EPs and it had the purpose to introduce her to the american audience. The japanese version was titled "The Best of Trattoria Years".
Compositions of Momus, Cornelius and a version of Serge Gainsbourg's "Serieux Comme le Plaisir".

Kahimi Karie's work displays the same genre-hopping tendencies most imported Shibuya-Kei shares: a heavy Jobim/bossa nova influence, an equally heavy Serge Gainsbourg influence and equal parts American and British pop. (Taken from AMG)

1 comment:

  1. I like the sample I found. I feel like I need to turn the lights down low and get out the lava lamp (and dust off the turntable). Fun stuff. Thanks for the intro.