CMU #61: Asobi Seksu
Total Tracks: 10
Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes
Formed in 2001 under the name Sportfuck, dream-pop duo Yuki Chikudate and James Hanna became Asobi Seksu (almost a Japanese translation of their original name – it comes out as ‘playful sex’) after the release of their first EP. Their eponymous debu...show more
Formed in 2001 under the name Sportfuck, dream-pop duo Yuki Chikudate and James Hanna became Asobi Seksu (almost a Japanese translation of their original name – it comes out as ‘playful sex’) after the release of their first EP. Their eponymous debut album was released in 2004, though it was with the follow-up, ‘Citrus’, that they really began to receive critical acclaim, a trend that was continued with third album, ‘Hush’, in 2009.
Their latest album, ‘Flourescent’, was released in February this year, preceded by the single ‘Trails‘, which was coincidentally remixed by last week’s playlisters Deerhoof.
Ahead of a tour with …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, which kicks off in London tonight and is followed by headline show in London and Brighton on 19 and 21 Apr, CMU asked Yuki to put together a Powers Of Ten playlist. Handing over her carefully thought out choices, she said: “This selection of songs is what makes me happy right now. And would make me happy any time, any day. Speaking of which, I’m feeling a little down at the moment so maybe I’ll listen to these songs right now. Instant happiness playlist!” ...show less
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