Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rediscovered: The Baldwin Brothers - Dream Girl (feat. Miho Hatori)

Cibo Matto was ace. 'Sugar Water' is one of the true '90s alternative classics (and so is the video). After the disband, both Yuka Honda & Miho Hatori continued to pursue their solo careers. Honestly, I haven't heard Yuka's stuff, but I remember Miho's latest album 'Ecdysis' being quite decent. So here's what slipped through the cracks. In 2002, Miho Hatori lent her vocals to a track by The Baldwin Brothers (no, not those two) called 'Dream Girl'. I only got wind of this a couple days ago. It's worth the search, though, because I absolutely love it upon the first listen. It's a splash of fun, upbeat, bubbly, dreamy offbeat electronica with a dash of psychedelic grooves (sorry for the puns). Nothing boundary-breaking here, but lovely nonetheless. 'Lost gem' stamp approved.
There's a nice track featuring one of my fave vocalists, Angie Hart (Frente!) on that album, too.

The Baldwin Brothers - Dream Girl (featuring Miho Hatori)
(Cooking With Lasers, 2002)

Here's the video:

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