PRESS RELEASE: Hamacide - Heart Rain

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Tracklist:

1. 5 Lights ft. Crunchybird

2. Flowers In Rain Water ft. Little Punk

3. Do You Understand? ft. Half Japanese Half Muscle

4. Kotatsu ft. Yehaiyahan

5. Flowers In Rain Water (Tommy Perman Remix)

Artist: Hamacide

Title: Heart Rain

Label: Twin Capital

Cat No: TCD???

Release Date: , 2019

Artwork: Cédric Diradourian

Mix & Mastering: Yosi Horikawa

Format: Digital

Distribution: DistroKid

It all started when…

Kyoto-based Kudo Kamome and Tokyo-based Crunchybird (a.k.a. Gregory A. Perez) are both artists on the aptly named record label Twin Capital (coincidentally named for the artists’ respective cities). Through a mutual connection with Twin Capital’s Yusuke Hama (a.k.a. HAMACIDE), Kamome asked Crunchybird to remix a song from her 2011 debut release Mind Party! called “Smells of Flower” (「 花のにおい」). On the original track, Kamome intertwines jangly guitar with plinky electronics, a foot-stomping rhythm, and her haunting, child-like vocals. It’s raw, loose, and full of lo-fi life.

In exchange, Crunchybird offered a song for Kamome to remix. “The Road Away” is a pensive instrumental from his recent album “The Incident at Fallthrough Bridge” released on Twin Capital in late 2017. Featuring manipulated strings, galloping piano, and burbling alien synths, it seemed like fresh clay for Kudo to stretch and shape into her own style.

Hamacide

Nagano, Japan (father) + Tokyo, Japan (mother) = Atlanta, GA (born) => New York => Shanghai => Tokyo

HAMACIDE is a Japanese-American producer based in Tokyo and the co-founder of Twin Capital record label.  Born in raised in Atlanta, HAMACIDE grew up listening to and playing classical music.  While in Atlanta, he worked audio on a multitude of Dirty South hip-hop video sets. After moving to New York City in 2002, he found himself working as an audio engineer for Broadway and off-Broadway theater.  From there, he moved to Shanghai, China where he met collaborators ChaCha and Downstate (his partner in a collaborative project called S L V).

HAMACIDE has put out a number of albums and several remixes along the way, starting with LEYODE’s “fascinating tininess…” on Prefuse 73’s Eastern Development Music in 2007.  Since then, he’s released on Shanghai’s SVBKVLT label as one half of S L V, and on Japan’s Oilworks and Blacksmoker Records, and Victor to name just a few.

日本、中国、米国で活動する日系アメリカ人プロデューサー、HAMACIDE (ハマサイド)。
米国アトランタ出身のHAMACIDE は、幼少期にクラシック音楽に触れ、 サウス系ヒップホップビデオのサウンドエンジニアとしてキャリアをスタート。ニューヨークへ移住し、ブロードウェイの様々な劇場にて音響技師として努める。その後、中国上海へ移住し、現在多数のプロジェクトを行うシンガー/プロデューサーのChaCha(チャチャ)、SLVにてパートナーを組むプロデューサー Downstate(ダウンステート)と出会う。
2007年にはLEYODE(リヨード)の “fascinating tininess…”を Prefuse 73のEastern Development Musicからリリース。それ以降、上海のSVBKVLTレーベルからS L Vの傍として多数の作品をリリースし、日本ではOilworksや Blacksmoker Recordsと言ったレーベルからもリリース。