Tough And Tender (kc006)

by 34423

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Equivalent 05:43
Quest 04:03
Mask 05:08
Atom 05:13
Drops 03:44
Tearstorm 06:27
Knock 04:05
Joint 04:39
Coach 04:41
A Foul Wind 05:24
Echoco 05:13
Foghorn 04:13


34423 is a solo project by Fumi Miyoshi, a Japanese female artist hailing from Tokyo, Japan. This mysterious alias comes from her real name that Fumi Miyoshi could be pronouced as 34423 in Japanese. She has aleady self-published many albums and “Tough and Tender” is her official debut album comprised of all of her past favorite tracks. Once you get to know her personally, we all are surprised of the unbalance of her cute little looks and the massive hard sound that she makes. She is also aware of her dual nature and has entitled the album “Tough and Tender”. While the tenderness lies within her spirits, the tough part is the overall sound that she produces, and it’s not so difficult to find links with artists like Aphex Twin and Nine Inch Nails which she speaks as her big influences in her younger days, but her way of output is more minimal without a glimpse of extra poppiness almost like hard minimal techno with simply beautiful melodies which may come from her piano backgrouond. She has recently done a remix for Cornelius’s manipulator’s new project Mishmash. Don’t take your eyes off of her!

34423 is a first release from kaico, a sub label of SPEKK, Tokyo organized by Tomoki Takeuchi.

Ametsub、AOKI Takamasa、agraphなど錚々たるアーティストと共演し、容姿と相対する硬派なサウンドと鮮烈なヴィジュアルイメージで注目を集めてきた女性アーティストの世界デビュー盤が遂に登場!高い中毒性をもつハードなサウンドをベースに、攻め立てる硬質なビートから時よりメランコリックな艶やかさが垣間見える、揺るぎないオリジナリティが炸裂する大傑作!

recommendation notes:

"She has a toughness being honest to her curiosity. And I could see the tenderness within her vigor. It sounds like as if she is
testing us “Can you feel the music just by your heart?”. It’s fun to listen to and I really love this one!"
- Kyoka (RASTER NOTON / onpa))))) )

"A heartbeating moments like peeping a secret labratory. Foggy sound colors that graps the core. I feel giddy about this gap."
- Cokiyu (flau)

"I’m somehow attracted by “opposites” from my early days and I think 34423 is a prime example - Her catchy character and
the hard to describe beats. A strong originality and the thrilling structure that can take you to anywhere. Don’t miss this!"
- Mergrim (moph records / PROGRESSIVE FOrM)


released July 10, 2013

All Tracks Produced By 34423
Mastered by Chihei Hatakeyama
Designed by yu-ka tanaka


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Independent record company based in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2005, we have released over 250 fresh music from all over the world from our in-house labels, SPEKK, the ETHNORTH GALLERY, Panai, kaico, Lantern, Wonderyou, Kurage, Happy Prince, Fennely, Primo, Moamoo and more.


3-13-6 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
110-0001 Japan
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