P5 mastermind Yasuharu Konishi filches snippets
spanning the decades and crossing various genres, from
Serge Gainsbourg to Lena Horne to Saint Etienne. Throw
in sultry vocalist Maki and it adds up to a shower of
oh-so-groovy trances and uptempo beats an electronic
vaudeville show thats magically delicious.
John Elsasser, Magnet [...]
We are pleased and relieved to announce that
the new Pizzicato Five album, imaginatively titled The
Fifth Release From Matador, will be released on
05/28/99 CNN Worldbeat will be featuring
Pizzicato Five and portions from their "Playboy Playgirl"
video during a show about Japanese pop on Saturday,
June 12th. The show will air that evening at midnight
EDT and then again the following day (Sunday, June 13th
at 3:30pm EDT). Check www.cnn.com/worldbeat
for specific times in your area.
Pizzicato Five has released a new CD5 maxi
titled "Darlin' of Discotheque EP", available only in
Japan. The songs are:
darlin' of discotheque
2. one two three four five six seven eight nine
ten barbie dolls
3. tout, tout pour ma cherie
4. jolly bubbly lovely
5. darlin' of discotheque (radio edit)
become an instant hit on the Japanese national single
chart, shooting straight to No. 38. We've not yet heard
it, but these figures indicate it must be discolicious!