Tujiko Noriko - Kuro

Tujiko Noriko - Kuro

$27.00

You may be familiar with Tujiko Noriko's work through early 2000s releases on Editions Mego - dubbed the "Japanese Björk," Noriko's recognizably childlike voice freely crooning over glitchy trip hop and noisy, improv ambience. Her newest release is the soundtrack for the 2017 film Kuro, which she made with Joji KoyamaKuro tells the story of Romi (played by Noriko), a Japanese woman living in the suburbs of Paris with her paraplegic lover Milou and working nights at a Karaoke bar. With contributions from Koyama, Sam Britton and Will Worsely, the soundtrack was intended as a “glue” between the visual and verbally narrated layers of the film, which often contradict each other, resulting in a spectrum of possible interpretations of its reality. In its own right, the Kuro soundtrack is an aching vision of pillowy, minimalist, low-register strains oscillating between bittersweet and unheimlich. Unglued by PAN’s new baby label ENTOPIA, which seeks to “amplify and redefine our ideas of what a soundtrack can be.”