(c) Kimisa H, (c) Hassan Ali Khan

Miho Hatori (Ex-Cibo Matto/Gorillaz)

(New York)

New Optimism-Tour

Lokal im Mousonturm


Japanese musician Miho Hatori, co-founder of the band Cibo Matto, has worked e.g. with the Gorillaz, the Beastie Boys and John Zorn. New Optimism is Miho’s solo project – an attempt to make experimental dance music filled with positive energy but free from all ironic gestures. The result is the album “Amazon to LeFrak” released this May and produced with the support of former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij. It is the sum of many different musical directions from Miho’s past – pop, hip hop and Caribbean influences – that form an unpredictable range of Technicolor sound, constantly in lively flux, with grooving bass lines and intelligent, mischievous song-writing. Playful, personal pop between genres, strange and wonderful!