Half-French half-Japanese singer-songwriter Maika Leboutet (of band EA) has a first solo album out now, the result of a crowd-funding project started last June. The album features several guest musicians such as Matsue Jun (daredemo Esper, Spoozys), Araki Yūko (mi-gu, The Cornelius Group), Shimizu Hirotaka, jan (GREAT3, jan and naomi), Saitō Shinya (EA), with a remix by Ohno Yumiko (Buffalo Daughter).
A release party is being held at Nishi-Azabu Shinsekai this Friday December 5 (details here).
All songs can be sampled at CDJapan.
Maika Leboutet "100 (momo)"
P-Vine Records PCD-20351
Out now (12/3), ¥2000 (excl. tax)
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