Japan / Osaka, Tokio : feb. 2003
* Which Background
existing for TAE. (musical or artistic)
(M) Well, in Japanese
we have three different writing systems, one of which is kanji, or Chinese
characters. One of the kanji "Tae" means a beautiful woman
.How do you think what is a beautiful woman? Jennifer Lopez??
anyway, I think I want to be a beautiful woman (it never means just
looks) but I still dont know the answer
For me, creating music
is the best way to express myself. Creating something is often so
lonely and hard works. But keeping on doing, maybe I can look for the answer
* What are the main
target, why do you play electronic music ?
(K) I just think using electronics is the best way to create abstract
sounds. And if I `m just a player, first I have to do practice keyboard or
like sports players! But electronics can do everything whatever
I can imagine! On the other hand, creation should not have boarder line and
electronic music can do that.
The main target?...I just want to make something perfect that is based on
* How difficult is
it, to work over a "long" distance - like using Internet ?
(K) Its not so difficult I think. You know there are lots of
bands that broke up for their complicate communications. Distance sometimes
solves such kind of problem. Of course electronics are often complicated though.
* How much is the influence
by (so called) western music styles for your music, and do you have
any Models or Heroes ?
(K,M) Of course,
music from western countries has had a great influence on us. we also inspired
from India, Africa, Asia, etc.
(K) My heroes are
David Sylvian, Kraftwerk, Talking Heads, Peter
Gabriel, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono, XTC, Brian Eno, MIKADO, Gel:, Oval,
, as singer, I like Marvin gaye, Ella Fitzgerald, Carol
But the thing that I do now inspired from Portishead, Massive Attack I
* Do you have any dreams, your thinking of ?
(K) I want to release my sound in Europe and want many people to hear
(M) I think the same as Kenji
and wish my cats are happy in my
* Is it complicated
for a woman to arrange herself with this kind of Technik, Computers, etc..
(M) Sometimes complicated!. Always hard! So I just use the technik
that I understand well! But most of important thing is what I want to
create. Using computers, most of things are possible. So I recommend women
who have something create to buy and try computer works.
* What is your favorite Colour ?
(K) emerald blue, the color of sea
* Do you have any Releases except Internet mp3s ?
Sorry we dont have any schedule now. Please introduce
some label that are interested in us!
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