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Summer Happenings: strange forest

Posted on 08.02.17 under Broad Museum, Dustin Wong, Summer Happenings: Strange Forest, Takako Minekawa, Takashi Murakami

At the Broad Museum, Los Angeles.

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Dustin and Takako played in front of Murakami Takashi’s art on the 3rd floor.

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Great venue, great crowd, great performance.

Just one of the Ponytail members were missing.
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From left to right: Willie, Dustin, Ken. The absent Jeremy drums for Animal Collective and is on tour somewhere.

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And just a few blocks away from this bucolic scene, Skid Row — which feels like a semi-permanent tent city — and the gentrification of Downtown.

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ELASTIC ASTRAL PEEL

Posted on 05.05.17 under Dustin Wong, Elastic Astral Peel, Takako Minekawa

The track “Electric Astral Peel” comes out on Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa’s latest album, Are Euphoria, June 16, 2017 in the States.

Video by Milton Croissant.

Read what Vice has to say about this video, here.

Are Euphoria

Posted on 04.20.17 under are euphoria, Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa, Uncategorized

Takako Minekawa and Dustin Wong’s 3rd album, “Are Euphoria,” drops in April 2017 via 7 e.p. in Japan and from Thrill Jockey in the States in June 2017.

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“Recorded and mixed by Wong, “Are Euphoria” is a refined version of what the duo has become known for. Exploring loops, samples and layers, the album paints a quirky otherworldliness. Minekawa’s vocals, which possess a serene transparency alongside Wong’s intricately constructed and ever-fluid sonic support, together present an album that is interested in creating atmosphere rather than any sort of conventional verse-chorus-verse structure.” — Ryotaro Aoki

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It has been three years since Dustin and Takako have released an album and this article in the Japan Times touches on some of the reasons why. Dustin was born at the Kapiolani Children’s Hospital (same as Barak Obama), brought up in Japan and started his music career in America. His return to Japan five years ago meant yet another culture shock.

Live @ Fu-chi-Ku-chi

Posted on 01.31.17 under Dustin Wong, Dustin Wong, fu-chi-ku-chi, Takako Minekawa

Live in Shimokitazawa: Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa, and opening for them, Otake Kohan.

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Julian and Victoire enjoyed the show and Georges (still in vitro) danced the night away!

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Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa’s 3rd album, “Are Euphoria,” will be out in Japan on April 5. It’s their first album in 3 years and the very first from 7e.p. Check out the first cut from the album at https://7ep.net/item/epcd099/

October 9 is John Lennon’s birthday

Posted on 10.09.16 under Dustin Wong, John Lennon

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And Dustin Wong’s

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