Tokyo based Yuko Araki is better known for being Cornelius’ outstanding drummer, but she also keeps herself busy playing with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, If By Yes, Brother’s Sister’s Daughter and her own brainchild project Mi-Gu.
Yuko formed Mi-Gu in 2003 and the project later expanded with the addition of guitarist/producer Hirotaka “Shimmy” Shimizu, also of Cornelius fame.
Mi-Gu’s self-titled debut came out in 2003 via British label Ochre Records; followed by from space released in 2006 by Atsugua Records in Japan and the most recent album pulling from above came out in 2009 via Ryuichi Sakamoto’s label Commons.
October 2nd will see Sean Lennon’s Chimera Music release a collection of tracks from Mi-Gu’s three albums, entitled Choose The Light.
Mi-Gu blend skilfully and gracefully a variety of genres and to lure you into the forthcoming release, here’s a taste from each of the three magnificent albums. Firstly ‘Spider’ lifted from the debut migu, followed by ‘Oshiro’ from the somophore album from space and the title track from the third album pulling from above. Enjoy.