Donnerstag, 27. August 2009

Kahimi Karie (1)

Undisputed "it-girl" during Shibuya-kei's bubbliest years, Kahimi Karie began her career as a music photographer. Tapped for a vocal performance on another album by her boyfriend at the time, Keigo Oyamada (AKA Cornelius), Karie turned in in impressive performance highlighted by her now trademark sexy yet naive singing style. Released in 1992, just over a year after her appearance on the Crue-L Records compilation Blow Up, Karie's first single, Mike Alway's Diary, was an immediate hit. Her name check of the El Records impresario and music journalist coupled with production by Oyamada landed Karie in Tokyo's hippest crowd, where she quickly rose to star status. She released her second single, Girly in mid-1994, which sold a healthy 70,000 copies - big numbers for an indie release in Japan. Karie released a string of singles over the next several years, finally releasing her first full-length, Larme de Crocodile, in 1997 on Crue-L. The album featured collaborations eccentric Scottish producer/songwriter Momus and Pizzicato Five's Yasuharu Konishi. Karie moved to Polydor for her next release, K.K.K.K.K., in 1998. Assisted again by Momus, French indie artist Philippe Katerine, and others, the album was a major hit. Earlier the same year she released a best-of collection entitled Kahimi Karie on the Minty Fresh label, and the sardonic One Thousand 20th Century Chairs on Polydor. 1999 saw the US release of K.K.K.K.K., this time on Momus's US label Le Grand Magistery.(Nippop)End Part.1

I am a Kitten(Sings for Momus in Paris)(1995)

Larme de Crocodile(1997)


Kahimi Karie(1998)

The Best Of Trattoria Years Plus More(1998)


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