Wednesday, March 18
10:00PM - 10:40PM
405 E 7th St
Listen to Rei Row
"Shintaro Haioka is a man who is deeply in tune with his cultural identity. Inspired by traditional Ukiyo-e art -- a style that roughly translates to "pictures of the floating world"-- Haioka offers a distinctively Japanese take on modern electronic music, and one that rationalises the past with the future, and his nation with the world. He supplements his digital compositions with live koto and guitar and the result is airy and deliberate, delicate and decisive. His string of EPs for the German label Emerald & Doreen brush up against a wide variety of styles -- from ambient to dubstep -- while never abandoning their point of origin."
--- Red Bull Music Academy
"This is traditional Japanese music. Just made today. Just made by one of the exceptional musicians of the country."
--- Emerald&Doreen Records
Shintaro Haioka, born in Yokohama, Japan, is active based in Tokyo.
His music is like "Ukiyo-e" pictures of presen...