Release date 21 October 2005
|Artist Miho Hatori|
Producer Miho Hatori
|Released 21 October 2005
24 October 2006|
Genres Rock music, Indie rock, World music, Avant-garde music
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Miho hatori ecdysis
Ecdysis is Miho Hatori's first solo album after a series of contributions to diverse bands, including Cibo Matto, Gorillaz, the Beastie Boys, and Smokey & Miho. It was released on October 21, 2005 in Japan under the Speedstar International label. The album was distributed in the United States one year later under the Rykodisc label.
I grew up near a river where there were a lot of pear fields and every summer I went out to pick up cicada shells. When the cicadas do ecdysis, the shells they leave behind are brown, but they emerge with a beautiful, glistening green color that's impossible to describe. I was thinking a lot about how stunning nature's work is while I was working on this album. If I stay in one spot without changing, I'm not living. We're all living hearts, pumping all the time. Our skin changes once a month, our bodies change everyday. I want to keep changing and evolving in my life and my music. I produced this album by myself so it's very different from what I was doing in Cibo Matto. Ecdysis was an honest word to describe what I was feeling as it evolved.
- "Ecdysis" – 4:26
- "A Song for Kids" – 3:30
- "In Your Arms" – 4:06
- "Barracuda" – 3:13
- "The Spirit of Juliet" – 4:11
- "Walking City" – 3:38
- "Sweet Samsara Part I" – 3:41
- "Sweet Samsara Part II" – 2:59
- "Today Is Like That" – 3:46
- "The River of 3 Crossings" – 3:49
- "Amazona" – 1:58
I put a lot of insect sounds and images into the songs because I don't want to cut my connection with nature. We're going to the moon and Mars, but we'll never be able to make insects or butterflies. Humans sometimes think they have control over nature, but nature remains stunning and powerful.
2A Song for Kids3:30
3In Your Arms4:06