Yusuke Hama and K.Rasche began their association through a mutual friend in Brooklyn, NY. Following a string of emails, a whiskey-driven 4-track recording of one of Rasche's poems became their first collaborative effort. Despite spotty internet connections and an 11 hour time difference, the two managed to complete a record while living in Shanghai and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
released July 6, 2012
"Jio" was recorded in Shanghai, China, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mixed by Roberto C. Lange (Helado Negro) at Island Universe Space Brooklyn
Mastered by Keith Reynaud at Heard City, NY
Cover art by Cheeri Wang
4. Love Interlude - Pei Pei (vocals), CK (accordian)