Rachael Dadd / ICHI split single 7"

by Rachael Dadd

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    Split single
    ICHI / Rachael Dadd
    Go Gagambo / Rachael Dadd
    comes with liner notes and limited edition bug broach from Japan

    Includes digital pre-order of Rachael Dadd / ICHI split single 7". You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    digital album releases April 14, 2014
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    Pre-order of Rachael Dadd / ICHI split single 7". You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases April 14, 2014

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Six years ago experimental folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd packed up her tools and set off from the west to the east on an explorative journey to Japan, a country she knew nothing about. Meanwhile in the city of Nagoya ICHI was living off the thriving underground music scene, pioneering a new concept in one-man music-making, creating catchy, danceable songs, playfully choreographed with handmade inventions, toys, instruments and a rhythm box. Whilst on tour playing in galleries, hairdressers and even singing her songs at an organised show on a moving train, Rachael met ICHI at a DIY festival in an old wooden house on the outskirts of Nagoya.

"I sat on the tatami watching this intriguing Japanese man patiently assembling his set-up for his show: numerous hand-made stands and speaker boxes painted orange, mega-phone, tape-machine, alarm clock…Aware that my heart was ticking I waited for his performance. From his entrance on stilts to his exit the same way I was engulfed in a colourful whirlwind and something in my head exploded. Since then I have been adopted into Japan's underground scene, ICHI has been making waves in the UK, and we are married with a 1 year old son, who comes on tour with us"

This split 7" single is Rachael and ICHI's first joint release, a milestone in their musical relationship and a taster of what's in store from them as individuals. Rachael's song, 'Make A Sentence', pulses with a pastiche of percussive objects and playful vocal lines and features ICHI on the typewriter. It is about the important role that communication plays in our lives so that we may "reap the joys of camaraderie". It's a theme particularly poignant on this split release as when they met neither Rachael nor ICHI could speak the other's language.

ICHI's song Go Gagambo opens with a universally recognisable mosquito hum, then proceeds with a catchy, familiar-sounding bass line, strummed out on a long, thin insect-like home-made instrument, while the vocals are punk-like, small and high-pitched, in the language of the insect itself. It's a song about mistaken identity - (gagambo is an insect unfortunate enough to be mistaken as a big mosquito, resulting in probable death by angry clapping hands), and it is a clever blend of the familiar and the bizarre. ICHI`s simple concepts and playful presentation have universal appeal. When you can't speak the lingo there are many other tools for communication, best of all music itself. After all, it is the universal language of music that brought ICHI and Rachael together in the first place.

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releases April 14, 2014

Written and performed by Rachael Dadd
Other musicians are:
Marcus Hamblet: bass and keyboard
Tom Heather: drums
ICHI: typewriter
Emma Gatrill: backing vocal
Recorded by Ben Hampson at Brighton Acoustic and Rachael`s house in Bristol
Mixed by Ben Hampson
Mastered by Fluid

www.rachaeldadd.com



GO GAGAMBO


Written and performed by ICHI
Recorded by ICHI at his house in Bristol
Mixed by Inada Makoto and Ben Capp
Mastered by Ben Capp

www.ichimemos.blogspot.com



Artwork by Betsy Dadd

cargocollective.com/betsydadd

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“Late contender for the best of the year lists...brilliantly unusual, unexpected tracks, you never know what
she`s going to do next” - Lauren Laverne
“Bold art folk...accomplished fusion of words, acoustic strumming and wild percussive textures” - UNCUT
An artist destined to define the genre” - The Line Of Best Fit
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Track Name: Make A Sentence
MAKE A SENTENCE

Put your lips together, make a consonant, make a vowel, k k k k k k come on talk
Make a syllable, make a sentence, come on use the muscle, k k k k k k come on talk
You do not fit into the mould, well that is good so k k k k k k come on talk
I`m an alien, you`re an alien, we are aliens so k k k k k k come on talk

If it does not come naturally then you will have to work harder initially
but then you can reap all the joys of camaraderie and see you are not alone

Put your lips together, make a consonant, make a vowel
Make a syllable, make a sentence, come on use the muscle
You do not fit into the mould, well that is good
I`m an alien, you`re an alien, we are aliens so k k k k k k come on talk
k k k k k k come on talk

If it does not come naturally then you will have to work harder initially
but then you can reap all the joys of camaraderie and see you are not alone
not alone no no not alone
not alone no no no