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Umeko Ando

Iuta Upopo

pingipung



7"

Released: 10th Nov 2017

£9.99


a spellbinding Japanese folk song whose accentuated rhythms make it hugely danceable – perfect for both headphones and speakers alike.

this is the song’s first pressing on 7” vinyl. Umeko Ando (1932-2004) was a japanese folk singer. “Upopo” is the name of a particular singing style which involves repetition, while “Iuta” simply means song. Umeko Ando performs this minimalist vocal in a brittle, emotional manner which is framed by a slow, percussive pulse and Oki’s Tonkori patterns (the Tonkori is a string instrument of the Ainu). m.rux’s remix adds a gliding subbass, a kickdrum and occasional claps to the enhanced percussive structures of the original. Umeko Ando’s vocals adapt seamlessly to M.Rux’s powerful electronic production.

Iuta Upopo

Tracklist

  1. Iuta Upopo
  2. Iuta Upopo : M.Rux Remix