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|Japanese art/design wizard
Mitsuo Shindo(Contemporary Production) is well known to those
international pop music completists and cultists who wanted
to know the source for the amazing album art in many of Japan's
most internationally acclaimed artists, including Pizzicato
With the 1998 launch of Mr.Shindo's own label, CTPR(Contemp
Records), we are treated to Mr.Shindo's sound sense, which
is as eclectic and compelling as his visual style. CTPR(Contemp
Records)'s artist Hi-Posi is essentially the solo project
of vocalist/instrumentalist/songwriter Miho Moribayashi.
The band born in 1988 and have released albums in Japan from
Toshiba EMI, Biosphere Records and Kitty Records. Mr.Shindo
became her music producer in 1997 and they made the natural
move to CTPR(Contemp Records) in 1998.
Hi-Posi's music is indescribable, irresistible pop. A wildly
eclectic array of inspirations, including new wave, techno-pop,
ska, and lounge, are thrown into the blender to create a mix
that can only be described as Hi-Posi. They have the strong
mixmusic aesthetic that is one of the most powerful common
threads in the best of Japanese contemporary music. They incorporate
another common thread of these artists:their music is extremely
twisted.And,they have the third thread in abundance too: sweet
melodies. Their skewed tales of love and obsession, sung in
Miho's breathy, sexy yet jaded voice, are chronicles of premilleniam
musicians having a great time with the music and the audience.
Hi-Posi has collaborated with some of the best of Japan's
international pop/alternative set, including Keigo Oyamada(better
known as "Cornelius"),Hiroshi Kawanabe(Tokyo No.1 Soul Set)
,Tei Towa (ex:Dee-lite) and Tomoyuki Tanaka (Fantastic Plastic
Miho Moribayashi was born in the Nagasaki Prefecture on March
30, and has been a singer-songwriter for many years. In addition
to creating music as Hi-Posi, she works in TV and radio, creating
music and narration for commercials.