Ioan Gamboa - Sparkles
Very much liking this. The original mix is wonderful. Asten's remix is… perfection. The Reimu remix is magical.
MEISHI SMILE - LUST
Oh how I love this album. While I await the vinyl to arrive in the mail I'm enjoying the new digital version with bonus remixes. The album is available as a free 320kbps MP3 download for those who don't want to pay for it.
MEISHI SMILE is an electronic project that derives influence from genres both equally pop and experimental, taking note from the cathartic afterglow of harsh noise, mixed with the joyful idealism of Japanese Pop and hazed out by the meditative sentiment of shoegaze. Together these range of influences present a sense of musicality that is oddly warm in its static disconnection.
Edited by TJ Elite - 2/7/14 at 1:19pm
A “meishi" is a Japanese business card. A formality masquerading as emotion. Mixed with the word "smile," the two together form a meaning that aims to explore the very dual nature of the human experience as filtered through the digital divide.
MEISHI SMILE's first album LUST sets out to explore the cycle of human heartbreak. An existential question of what it means to feel guilt, love and loss. A sentimental, yet obsessively sad piece of work that struggles to find acceptance and redemption throughout its own realized chaos.