Cibo Matto Viva! La Woman 180g LP (Orange Opaque Vinyl)
180g Orange Opaque Vinyl LP!
1996 debut album from Japanese-born downtown NYC duo Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda.
A Japanese-born New York transplant duo and christened with an Italian band
name, Cibo Matto's music mirrored the melting-pot aesthetics of their origins,
resulting in a heady brew of funk samples, hip-hop rhythms, tape loops, and
fractured pop melodies all topped off by surreal narratives sung in a
combination of French and broken English.
"Fresh and funky, female and Japanese, the trip-hop/rap duo Cibo Matto has
been the recipient of a lot of hype. Fortunately, it's well-founded; all
trendiness aside, Viva! La Woman is an innovative and catchy mix of eclectic
samples and stream-of-consciousness lyrics. The likes of Paul Weller, Ennio
Morricone, and Duke Ellington combine with observations like "My weight is three
hundred pounds/My favorite is beef jerky" (from "Beef Jerky") and "Shut up and
eat! You know my love is sweet!" from ("Birthday Cake") in a fun and refreshing
way. The tone of the album varies with each song; on tracks like "Sugar Water"
and "Artichoke," Cibo Matto plays it spooky and ethereal, while "Birthday Cake"
and the single "Know Your Chicken" find them as a couple of cryptic Beastie
Girls, tossing off wacky non sequiturs over found soundscapes. Cibo Matto cooks
up a tasty appetizer of their talent with Viva! La Woman. Like their
tongue-in-cheek cover of "The Candy Man," Cibo Matto makes everything they bake
satisfying and delicious. A diverse and entertaining album, Viva! La Woman
leaves the listener hungry for more of their crazy food for thought." -
• Limited Edition
• 180g Opaque Orange Vinyl
2. Beef Jerkey
3. Sugar Water
4. White Pepper Ice Cream
1. Birthday Cake
2. Know Your Chicken
3. The Candy Man
4. Le Pain Perdu