Berlin by-way of Tokyo avant-pop singer Cuushe returns with her mesmerising new album ‘Butterfly Case’. Injected full of meditated whispers and lush ambient wanderings, ‘Butterfly Case’ will cushion your ears like soft feathery pillows as you drift off to a hazy world of blooming cherry blossoms and floating butterflies.
Exquisite. Dazed and Confused
A Shoegazing R&B Dream. SPIN Magazine
Like a Sofia Coppola movie for your ears. NYLON Magazine
Someone whose way of expressing the sacred beauty of pop isn’t to yell and screech but to whisper and sigh.Guardian
multi-talented cuushe beautifully projects a subtle musical world that is carefully wrapped with sensitive emotion and fragile memories. This Fake DIY
There hasn’t been an album this year I’d rather have in my life than Cuushe’s Butterfly Case, no other record as rewarding or comforting or so deftly and directly at the forefront of its genre. The FADER
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Butterfly Case is Cuushe’s breathtaking second full-length album, coming four years after her debut Album Red Rocket Telepathy and following her recent EP Girl You Know That I Am Here But The Dream. While Cuushe’s debut focussed on field recordings and found sounds, Butterfly Case sees her transport her dreams into reality, expressing herself with beautiful analogue tape distorted synths, hushed meditated vocals, drum machines and looped guitars. flau label honcho aus, co-produced the album, while it was mastered by up and coming producer Geskia. These new songs let us see cuushe’s hazy visions realised, her imagination transcends anything we’ve ever seen before.
The Balearic guitar-house of lead track I Love You has already received praise from press both in her homeland of Japan and from the US and UK thanks to The Fader, Dazed and Confused, Yours Truly and many more. I Miss You tugs at your heart strings with its whispered mutterings of lost love, while the downtempo ambient R&B feel of Hanabi is reminiscent of Cocteau Twins & early 4AD meets soul music.
Cuushe’s unique, beautiful voice and ethereal, beat driven music truly offers a new dimension in dream pop.
Born in Kyoto but based in Tokyo via Berlin, Cuushe blends piano, distorted synths and guitars with her dream like vocals to create a sound that engages with us all. After the release of her first album, ‘Red Rocket Telepathy’ in 2009, she supported with Grouper on her tour of Japan before releasing the EP called ‘Girl you know that I am here but the dream’ in early 2012. Featuring three new songs and remixes from the likes of Julia Holter, Teen Daze, Motion Sickness Of Time Travel, Blackbird Blackbird, Botany, it sold out almost instantly. US producer Slow Magic’s newest remix of the track ‘Do You Know the Way To Sleep’ has been viewed almost 500,000 time on YouTube, the video for Airy Me (taken from Red Rocket Telepathy) has had over 180,000 views across her Youtube and Vimeo channels in under two weeks. The EP was selected as one of the best albums of 2012 by Time Out Tokyo.
01 Sort of Light
02 I Dreamt About Silence
04 I Love You
06 I Miss You
07 Lost My Way
08 Swing Your Heart
09 Steamy Mirror
co-produced by aus
mastered by Geskia!
Artwork by Yoko Kuno