From Chicago's Hefty Records comes this, the debut release from Japan's Nao Sugimoto - a.k.a. Mondii.
From Chicago's HeftyRecords comes this, the debut release from Japan's Nao Sugimoto -a.k.a. Mondii. This electronic album is full of some pretty loops andcharming melodies and interesting rhythms. Each track takes a differentturn with a wide array of instrument and style choices - stretchinganywhere from electronic-era Tortoise-like bits, scratchy Oval typednumbers, Ryoji Ikeda-like chirps and pulses, as well as someambient-Aphex era type pieces. Some of the better tracks are litteredwith bass guitar and marimba samples while gently combined withhome-constructed electronically processed sounds. As with many of thevery good debut releases recently, I really enjoy this and look forwardto future releases to see how Mondii develops.