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"-Fred Kiko - DJ"

Listening to Kyoka's music reminds me of several trips to space I have taken.
Take a listen, and Kyoka will take you on a trip.
Your destinations include the Milky Way and galaxies beyond.
Your tour will put you in orbit around pulsars that keep the beat.
Beautiful nebulae will envelope your craft surrounding you with
psychedelic patterns
Starfields will pass over you in a shower of light and sound.
Parts of the ride will be bumpy, like travelling through an asteroid field.
But don't worry, Kyoka is an experienced astronaut and will get you
back home to earth safely.

-Fred Kiko - KXLU DJ - KXLU

"Wolfgang Strobl"

Wir leben in einer interessanten zeit. globale netzwerk zeigen uns den
weg zu faszinierenden weltmusikerinnen. Die japanerin Kyoka habe ich
bei den recherchen zu einem kunstbeitrag über die geschichte der
starken frauen ´im rock´aufgespuehrt. Ihre magnetisierenden
soundcollagen helfen uns westeuropaeer, die wir an unruhe im treiben
der grossstadte gefangen sind , die schoenheit eines japanischen gartens
zu verstehen. Kyoka deconstruiert den oberflächlichen zeitgeist und
verzaubert mit ihren treibenden beats, ohne mit den musiktraditionen
des alten japan zu brechen, die unruhe westlicher grossstaedte. Es ist
immer wieder faszinierend andere kulturen kennenzulernen. Haben sie
schon einmal im fruehling eine japanische kirschbluete aufgefangen?
- Wolfgang Strobl (ORF/TV-journalist/music&culture) - ORF/TV

"Richard Stark"

kyoka, hello! here's my comments for your new cd - hope you like them.
"...FUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKK..." - Richard Stark (Chrome Hearts) - Chrome Hearts Designer

"Mike Watt"

whirl and stumble into the world and crumble of kyoka sounds
and rhythms... I tumbled and got thrown so hard that I mustered up
the nerve to ask if I could work bass somehow into a creation even. I
find these ten worlds that make up this version of a universe
journeys unto themselves, each w/a language launched/lofted as a
result its own ignition, that's the way I feel it... and these
sensations to someone working an old shift such as I, wrestling four
thick cables, 'pert-neat chained to them even - I feel liberation
here and not feared unknown but curious not known, unexpected where I think I'm directed, senses cliche-cleansed and fully aware for a fun ride of learning/tripping. much respect to miss kyoka and her
boldness! - Mike Watt (musician) - (from the Stooges, ex. Sonic Youth...etc.)

"Shane gibson"

"kyoka is an innovative, yet insane little japanese vixin who does not
seem to care about boundaries or limits. her music can take you on a
bad acid trip, then without warning, into a euphorically peaceful
state. either way, her genius cannot be denied." - (playing guitar for KoRn)


e.p. CD "ufunfunfufu" (onpa/berlin MMOP-CD009)



What on earth is a kyoka?
Simply a solo artist whose cut-up-and-dance laptop electronica suggests more screws loose than fully tightened? Her style has seen her labelled as anything from a pop idol to a noise artist. And as it is usually the way, the truth lies somewhere in between. Starting her solo career at university as a side-project to her school band, Kyoka quickly found herself favouring ever-more unusual outlets for her scatterbrain sound. Finding J-pop utterly unpalatable, she began to look overseas, finding live shows in Europe and the US as well as presenting her own show on Britain’s Resonance FM, ‘Postcards From Kyoka’.
kyoka is finding fans all over the world – from Japanese experimental king Ryuichi Sakamoto, by whom she was invited to join his project, to Stooges/Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, who played her music almost every time of his recent podcast shows and who recorded bass for her sound. Her songs have ranked in the Top 2, Top 5, Top 20 and Top 50 radio charts in Japan and the US, and Amsterdam fanzine Daruma has described her as a “freestyle broken pop beat artist”, a description that fits nicely, thanks very much.
On top of all that, she performs in unhinged female duo Groups, who have also been invited by Sakamoto to join the other project; has collaborated with Mike watt (of the Stooges, Minutemen) CurseOvDialect (mush records), Hypo (Active Suspension, Spymania, Afterhours, Intik) etc. She appears in TV ads for Honda both as musician and model, alongside modelling for Aveda (artistic director is Miho Matuura), she is a columnist for a magazine, and has had music on compilations like the Chrome Hearts Magazine’s vol.6/vol.7. in Japan, Hong Kong and America. Not bad for a girl who “just wanted to follow her honest taste”.