Niko Niko Denki Muzic
With her lunging rhythms and deliciously retro melodies, Akane Hosaka catapults US into a world of gleeful wallabies and drummer-boy monkeys. Her discovery of music came through song, and only later led to instrumental experimentation. References to her early influences, the 60 s and 70 s precursors of electro pop, are deliberate, there for all to see: Raymond Scott, Perrey & Kingsley or Yellow Magic Orchestra\Nevertheless her true inspiration is from the visual world and lies in graphic forms and architectural fantasy: Keiji Ito, Archigram or Bruno\Munari. For her, these images evoke music that she then sets about transcribing. Naturally reserved, she's a perfectionist in her work. Seeing her in the studio is like watching a blacksmith in the smithy, as she bends her music into the required shapes. Her compositions are like pastel-colored soap bubbles in extra-bright Super 8.