Mute to reissue Phew’s 1992 album Our Likeness in February

Legendary Japanese singer Phew has announced the reissue of her album Our Likeness, originally released in 1992 through Mute. Recorded at Conny Plank’s home studio in Cologne, Our Likeness features a phenomenal cast of musicians including Jaki Liebezeit, Alexander Hacke, Chrislo Haas and Thomas Stern. Phew elaborates:

“When I was recording at Conny’s Studio in 1981, a young German man came to visit, sat quietly in the studio for a while and left without saying a word. His politeness was long remembered and can still be recalled. It was when he came to Japan that I discovered he was Chrislo Haas of D.A.F. At the end of the 1980s he visited me in Tokyo, then we decided to make something together, and a few months later we were recording at Conny’s Studio. Chrislo contacted the musicians who took part, Alex Hacke, Jaki Liebezeit and Thomas Stern, told Mute about the project and Our Likeness was released. I often wonder what kind of music Chrislo would have made if he had still been here on earth. Twenty-four years later, I met Alex Hacke again at a festival in Poland, where I got to play with hackedepicciotto. And now I am working with Danielle de Picciotto. More to come!”

Our Likeness arrives on February 17th through Mute. In the meantime, you can get a taste for the album with the stream for the jaunty title track below.

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