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Go to the Mokira website  Mokira - FFT POP [Cubicfabric - 2004]

Itís already the fourth releases for Andreas Tilliander under the Mokira alias.  And his 17th, all projects combined. Iím not even taking his various works as producer into account. Impressive record for the Swede, especially given the general quality of his music.

After labels such as Raster-Noton, Mille Plateaux and Type Records, itís Cubic Fabric who releases this new album. Cubic Fabric is a label devoted to electro-acoustic music and is somewhat linked to Keiichi Sugimoto, one of the musicians that we reviewed the most here (Minamo, Fourcolor, FonicaÖ). Itís good to see that his label is getting some recognition too.

FFT POP isÖ pop. Well of course, itís bit to ďdifficultĒ or ďbrainyĒ to take if youíre a straight-up rock fan, but with a little effort itís actually quite accessible. In fact, Tilliander says that his work is an homage to My Bloody Valentine (well, itís probably the band that gets the most namechecks nowadays, how long will it last?). This is pop that doesnít indulge in pop / song structures, favouring gradual, vaporous music. Itís very glitchy, but never aggressive. Not unlike Aoki Takamasa, Tilliander manages to bring the pop and the melody out of the glitches, drones and clicks-and-cuts. Itís not an easy feat, but when it succeeds, itís incredibly rewarding.

And, well, to be fair, you get your fair share of rewards on this album, but never as much as on Tsuki no kioku. This song features music and vocals by Piana (for those not in the know, browse our archive for a review of her fabulous ep). Her voice is as peculiar and touching as it was last year, and the combination of her glitchy pop and Tillianderís poppy glitch is fabulous.

Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5

FranÁois Monti
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