machìna is an energetic, slightly obsessive and extremely charming Korean artist working
and operating out of Tokyo. Her obsessions have led her to explore the realms of sound and
texture with an eclectic collection of gear. Her energy has driven her to never sit still, and to
always look for something more. Her charm is in the way she can fuse abstract sounds with
deeply engaging lyrical content.
She is motivated by the pursuit of a harmony between layers of technology, time and
emotion. The balance of vintage equipment and gramophone samples with modular
technology transcends time. The dialogue of electronic sounds and vocal melody explores
an ambiguity that reflects the contemporary condition. Her music will make you dance, make
you feel, and make you appreciate the light and texture of sound.
Her live set up is based around a modular system with live voice oscillator and analogue
synthesizer. She improvises with live sampling and vocals to create an encompassing sound
machìna released her first full length LP in Japan in 2017 and is currently
working on a new set of songs to be released early 2018.
2017 summer MV "at Love" "The Hollywood Dreamz 2017 Award" Best
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