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Podcast Episode
Season
Eight
number
380
Type
Album Review
Post Date
Apr 24, 2018

Ringo Sheena

Shōso Strip

Label
Toshiba EMI
Release year
2000
Producer
Uni Inoue

Ringo Sheena combines melodic pop vocals with a wide array of styles covered in layers of fuzz and distortion on her 2000 album Shōso Strip

While we have traveled, musically speaking, to Europe and Australia quite often, Japan has been a much rarer trip, and we've never revisited an album that wasn't primarily recorded in English. Until now. Thanks to a patron selection, we're checking out the 2000 album Shōso Strip by Ringo Sheena. It's hard to nail down the sound or style of Ringo Sheena on her second album, which bounces from electronic pop to metallic distortion to cabaret swing, all backed by a talented band and produced to the nth degree, using every studio trick in the book. For a straight up pop record, there is almost no western comparison. The better comparisons are trailblazing iconoclasts Bjork or Tori Amos, but even that fails to truly capture the twisted and wild ride that is Shōso Strip.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - I Am A Liar
  • 7:30 - Instinct
  • 14:47 - Excuse Debussy
  • 25:37 - Sickbed Public
  • 32:31 - A Broken Man and Midnight
  • 38:27 - Stoicism
  • Outro - Bathroom

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