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Yuka Honda Eucademix

Lower Manhattan‘s Cibo Matto always seemed to show off shopping spree bounties, rather than releasing cohesive albums. They‘ll rap about the artichokes they ate, show off their discount thrash-metal CDs, and finally spend the night trying on three-dozen genres. Cibo keyboardist/samplist Yuka Honda continues the good faith on her second solo album. Here, she dabbles in Greenwich Village-folkie hip-hop, then gelatinous broken beat, then starry halo keyboard trips to Neptune, then harpsichord ballads for Fellini movies, then ‘97-style alternative rock, and then….it‘s difficult to understand her personal statement since she wears so many masks. Nonetheless, Eucademix is fine, intrepid experimentalism.

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