New releases

 

The 2nd single ‘Butterfly “ by Mieko Shimizu

Out Now

A dark dark tale of transient beauty broken on the black wheel of life. A single day of fragile existence with only one desire, to fly unfettered in the sunlight only for that exquisite creature to be extinguished at its most transcendent moment!

The new single ‘Lazy Light “ by Mieko Shimizu

Out Now

Lazy Light is a glittering collaboration between Mieko Shimizu AKA Mico, Apache 61 and former keyboard player with the Cardiacs and member of North Sea Radio Orchestra, William D Drake. This devastatingly sensitive duo locked themselves in room and didn’t surface until they had crafted this song of frightening beauty.  

The light of their souls truly radiates from this thing of loveliness.

Mieko Shimizu’s new album ‘I Bloom’ Pre-order started!

Mieko Shimizu is a prolific London based Japanese singer, song writer, composer and producer, with several diverse and accomplished albums already under her belt.

 She erupted onto the scene with the searing alter ego Apache 61, fusing layers of cross woven breaks battling shards of sub bass within stateless melodies drawn from the fringes of the avant-garde. Her last album, 'My Tentacles' released as Mico saw her return to a deeper more reflective state in the cavernous depth of sumptuous symphonic songs that oscillated with glitchy electronica.

 Her new album, has taken 5 years to write and nearly didn’t happen when she was admitted to hospital for two life threatening operations and she nearly abandoned her plans to make it but when a junky was moved into the bed next to her and started to  terrorise the ward only to be sent to sleep like a baby by an old Scottish lady singing traditional Irish Airs each night that she realised the power of music and resolved to finish her album. What resulted is I Bloom, a quite simply a gorgeous record of mini masterpieces, interleaving haunting melodies; with songs that are both beautiful in their sincerity and tantalising in their simplicity. Her unerring elegance and undying passion takes you on a journey from hidden places across emotional landscapes to distant nebulae.

She collaborates with William D Drake of The Cardiacs on this album and previously collaborated with Mick Karn of the band Japan, Nitin Sawhney and the London Symphony Orchestra on Japanese silent film 'Yogoto no Yume', David Cunningham from The Flying Lizards, Robert Lippok of To Rococo Rot and re-mixed the likes of Coldcut and Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono of the cult electro-pop act signed her to his label 'Daisy World'. Word quickly spread of her incredible live shows bringing a steady stream of appearances as far a field as Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Japan as well Sonar, alongside the mighty Kraftwerk and supporting Massive Attack at their Melt Down with Riz MC, AKA actor Riz Ahmed

 She has also worked extensively with dance including scores for contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre, the Ballet ‘The Red Balloon’ at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre and  was also made an 'Emerging Artist in Residence’ at London's Southbank Centre where she collaborated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on her own compositions. In her new live shows she will be combining both the ancient and modern with Kieko Kitamura on Koto, a type of Japanese harp, through FX pedals and herself on Moog synthesiser, keyboards and vocals creating a luscious, ethereal live show.

 Prepare to experience an astonishing work.

 

 

Past releases

 
 
My tentacles   Release year 2011

My tentacles

Release year 2011

 
I see a soul/Undersong   Release year 2011

I see a soul/Undersong

Release year 2011

 
Phenomena of the mind    3 in stock    order@streetfurniturerecords.com   Release year 2006

Phenomena of the mind

3 in stock

order@streetfurniturerecords.com

Release year 2006


Other releases



A road of shells   Released 1992

A road of shells

Released 1992

Not available

 
Totem   Mieko Shimizu's first album released in 1988 from a UK label, ReR Megacorp. Released 1988 -

Totem

Mieko Shimizu's first album released in 1988 from a UK label, ReR Megacorp. Released 1988 -

 
 
Minimal dance by Mekong Zoo   Mekong Zoo is a collaboration project by Mieko Shimizu and Aska Kaneko released from a UK label, RER MEGACORP in 1995. Gagarin (Graham Dawdall) joined their performance in Japan. Release 1995 - available from   ReR Megacorp

Minimal dance by Mekong Zoo

Mekong Zoo is a collaboration project by Mieko Shimizu and Aska Kaneko released from a UK label, RER MEGACORP in 1995. Gagarin (Graham Dawdall) joined their performance in Japan. Release 1995 - available from ReR Megacorp

 


MONIKA BÄRCHEN: SONGS FOR BRUNO, KNUT & TOM   This compilation album was originally dedicated to a controversial cub 'Knut ' born at Nuremberg zoo in Germany . Mieko Shimizu as Mico contributed 'I see a soul'. She later re-arrange it and included in Mico's album ' My Tentacles'.  Released 2007 available from   Monika Enterprise

MONIKA BÄRCHEN: SONGS FOR BRUNO, KNUT & TOM

This compilation album was originally dedicated to a controversial cub 'Knut ' born at Nuremberg zoo in Germany . Mieko Shimizu as Mico contributed 'I see a soul'. She later re-arrange it and included in Mico's album ' My Tentacles'.

Released 2007 available from Monika Enterprise

 
4 women no cry   '4 women no cry' Volume 2 released by Monika-Enterprise. Mieko Shimizu contributed two tracks 'Signal Found' and' After Rain'.  Released 2006 available from   Monika Enterprise

4 women no cry

'4 women no cry' Volume 2 released by Monika-Enterprise. Mieko Shimizu contributed two tracks 'Signal Found' and' After Rain'.

Released 2006 available from Monika Enterprise

 
 
Tesri by Robert Lippok and Barbara Morgenstern   Released 2006 available from   Monika Enterprise

Tesri by Robert Lippok and Barbara Morgenstern

Released 2006 available from Monika Enterprise


Apache 61   Apache 61 is Mieko Shimizu's Drum'n Bass act between 1996 and 2000 released from Japanese label 'Daisey World' set up YMO's Haruomi Hosono. Mick Karn plays bass on 'Cycles.  Released 1998

Apache 61

Apache 61 is Mieko Shimizu's Drum'n Bass act between 1996 and 2000 released from Japanese label 'Daisey World' set up YMO's Haruomi Hosono. Mick Karn plays bass on 'Cycles.

Released 1998

 
Danger   Single contains four tracks from Apache 61 album.  Released 1998

Danger

Single contains four tracks from Apache 61 album.

Released 1998

 
 
China Syntax   'China Syntax' was released from No-Immortal Records of Bedouin Ascent.  Released 2002

China Syntax

'China Syntax' was released from No-Immortal Records of Bedouin Ascent.

Released 2002

 


Female of the Species Volume 1   One of John Peel's favourite compilation album featuring female electronica artists. Mieko Shimizu contributed a track ' A Day In The Life Of Spiderman'. Mick Karn on Bass.  Re-released September 30, 2017  Available from :   Law and Auder Records

Female of the Species Volume 1

One of John Peel's favourite compilation album featuring female electronica artists. Mieko Shimizu contributed a track ' A Day In The Life Of Spiderman'. Mick Karn on Bass.

Re-released September 30, 2017

Available from : Law and Auder Records

 
Female of the Species Volume 2   Followed after Volume 1, Volume 2 was originally released in 1999. Mieko Shimizu as Apache 61 contributed one track ‘Mania 8’.  Re-released December 12, 2011  Available from :   Law and Auder Records

Female of the Species Volume 2

Followed after Volume 1, Volume 2 was originally released in 1999. Mieko Shimizu as Apache 61 contributed one track ‘Mania 8’.

Re-released December 12, 2011

Available from : Law and Auder Records

 
InDo/ Pre YMO&Various Artists   A rare unreleased track of YMO re-Mixed by various artists. Mieko Shimizu contributed one-remix as Apache 61.  Released 2000, February

InDo/ Pre YMO&Various Artists

A rare unreleased track of YMO re-Mixed by various artists. Mieko Shimizu contributed one-remix as Apache 61.

Released 2000, February

 


Aduna by Yasuaki Shimizu   'Aduna' was released in 1989 from Japanese label, JVC Victor featuring an African singer song writer Wasis Diop and  Mieko Shimizu  with UK based musicians such as Gavin Harrison and Jakko Jakszyk.  Release year 1989

Aduna by Yasuaki Shimizu

'Aduna' was released in 1989 from Japanese label, JVC Victor featuring an African singer song writer Wasis Diop and Mieko Shimizu with UK based musicians such as Gavin Harrison and Jakko Jakszyk.

Release year 1989

 
Day O by Yasuaki Shimizu   'Day O' is a single by Yasuaki Shimizu -African, ethno, electro funk by Yasuaki Shimizu featuring Wasis Diop and Mieko Shimizu released in 1989 from a Japanese label Victor Musical Industries, Inc. Release year 1989

Day O by Yasuaki Shimizu

'Day O' is a single by Yasuaki Shimizu -African, ethno, electro funk by Yasuaki Shimizu featuring Wasis Diop and Mieko Shimizu released in 1989 from a Japanese label Victor Musical Industries, Inc. Release year 1989

 
Each Eye A Path    by Mick Karn   Mieko Shimizu as Apache 61 collaborated with Mick Karn on one track ‘Serves you rice’ .    Release year 2001

Each Eye A Path

by Mick Karn

Mieko Shimizu as Apache 61 collaborated with Mick Karn on one track ‘Serves you rice’ .

Release year 2001