Tour Dates! Ecdysis to be released October 24, 2006 in USA
Releases First Solo Album - 2005!
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came to America from Tokyo, in the early 1990's, to study at an
English school. Miho had met some minor success in Tokyo while singing
Hip Hop in a Japanese band named "Kimidori". She developed her ability
to get the dance floor grooving, while working as a club DJ in Tokyo.
In addition, she learned about different styles of music while working
in a record shop. Miho has eclectic tastes in music. Miho doesn't
view music as having to be one way or another, but is searching
for something she can call "Cool!"
her love for gourmet food, her musical style takes on a very cool
international flavor. Miho sings the songs that Cibo Matto performs
in languages that include English, Japanese, French, and Spanish.
Miho describes the bands view on music by saying, "People always
expect you to choose sides between digital or analog, old school,
new school, even between Chinese or Italian food. Well, we eat everything."
the typical Cibo Matto song writing approach was that Miho wrote
the lyrics and Yuka composed the music separately. Miho was not
satisfied to continue to leave all the musical composition to Yuka.
Neither was it Yuka’s intent to remain in control of the musical
arrangements. Based on this, as well as her general
love for musical expression, Miho taught herself to play guitar
and drums. She didn’t settle to merely learn basic blues, rock,
and folk guitar or other western music that revolved around the
1,4,5 standard chord progression. Instead, Miho set out to master
more complex chords and progressions found in Brazilian compositions.
"Stereotype A" features compositions based on sophisticated chord
arrangements that Miho crafted.
and Miho played in the band "Butter
08" as a side project. In "Butter 08", Miho not
only sang vocals but played piano, organ, and drums. Miho
also has worked as part of a side project known as "Handsome
Boy Modeling School" (Above
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can begin a song like "Sunday" from "Stereotype A" with
a heavy duty rap and close the tune singing a sweet, wispy melody.
Her vocal ability ranges from Bossa Nova to Punk Rock to R&B.
Yuka pointed out the obvious when she said of her friend Miho, "She's
a really talented musican!"
recently Miho has joined forces with Smokey Hormel to form an acoustic
Brazilian Jazz ensemble known as "Smokey and Miho". In
her spare time, Miho is busy singing with many different people.
She has sang on several albums with the Beastie
Boys. She sang on the song "19-2000" and other selections
on the chart-buster debut CD by Gorillaz.
is one of the many guest artists on So Many Worlds by Peter
Distefano, Rambient. Miho
was on the Hesher debut CD.
She appears with the Baldwin
on the song "Dream Girl". She
has worked with John
Zorn. To name just a couple of folks that she has sang