Leenak (Kaneel) and Makunouchi Bento have once again put their minds together and created ‘Errata’, under their Miopedi collaboration. Often split releases come across with a fitting split persona, though Miopedi: Errata has strong personalities reminiscent of the ambience and sound that seemingly existed in memory long before you heard them.
As surreal and haunting as the accompanied artwork, it’s tempting to hunt down the relation and reason behind this caustic ambience.. only no deduction could bring it justice. This is the very essence of the Miopedi project that got us asking for more. Familiar and mysterious at the same time — while retaining the desire of enjoyable and repeated listening.
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“Inima mea e un zar ce se roteşte.
Negru mat pe câteva părţi
Alb inexistent pe restul.
Un cariu-curcubeu îşi duce existenţa
Sortează şi împarte corespondenţa
Mea cu mine.
Nu selectează cu grijă corespondenţa
Mea cu exteriorul.
Ar avea sens să scriu toate astea
Chiar dacă el nu ar exista!”
[Felix Petrescu – “Îndoiala obligatorie”]
Tracks 01, 03 written, produced, mixed and mastered by Felix Petrescu and Valentin Toma (Makunouchi Bento)
Track 01 lyrics (“Îndoiala obligatorie”) and spoken word by Felix Petrescu (Makunouchi Bento)
Artwork by Felix Petrescu (Makunouchi Bento)
Miopedi: Errata is a four track download of effortless rumination and gentle melodic structures. The gossamer organic melodies of these tracks dissipate as you hear them, elusive strands of music that touch upon your consciousness like threads of forgotten dreams. [...] I don't know these guys other than the eighteen minutes I just spent in their company, but judging on how many times I hit "Replay" on this EP, I'd say they are welcome at my house any time. Read more...
Eigenwillig ruhige, Beats eher für den Hintergrund benutzende EP von Makunouchi Bento und Leenak, die auf vier Tracks sehr stark digital bearbeitete Soundscapes dennoch voller Melancholie und Direktheit auf einen loslassen, die klingen als wollten sie noch in die letzten Ecken der Wohung kriechen um dort ihr eigenes Leben als Nanobots so lange zu fristen, bis man auch das letzte Detail gehört hat. Und sogar die etwas psychotischere Variante, wie auf "Lentila Dracului" gerät ihnen nicht esoterisch, sondern auf diese eigenwillige Art abstrakt erzählen aber durch und durch spannend. Read more...
Softly crawling on my nervesystems, Makunouchi Bento hits off and playfully lays a knot in my brain as mellow intelligent rhythms tickle and tease and slowly drag me away from wot I hold for certain. Read more...
"Cariul C" is certainly the strongest track of the Ep. It's very smooth and delicate. The melodica lead tones blend perfectly with the E-Piano and remind of these old songs from your childhood that you fancied playing on the turntable, lulled by the hyptnotic movement of the groove. Read more...