Oto Nova Japan 音の波: Mari* with Manabu Shimada, Yosi Horikawa and WaqWaq Kingdom

First broadcast date: 5 February 2018

Mari* is Worldwide FM’s senior producer and Gilles Peterson’s longtime radio collaborator, and twice a month presents two hours introducing a new wave of artists coming out of Japan with her Oto Nova show. In this episode she is joined by Japanese sonic artist Manabu Shimada, to discuss his creative process and perform a live set from his latest album.

Premiering new songs by KiKi Hitomi and WaqWaq Kingdom from Jahtari Records with special trippy videos produced by Cliona Ni Lao.

As usual, sound creator Yosi Horikawa brings his regular feature, a 30 minute soundscape of field recordings and inspirational music which, this episode, focuses on the theme of ‘Kitchen’.

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Manabu Shimada

Manabu Shimada is a Japanese sonic artist based in London and Tokyo. His artistic work includes performances, installations and exhibitions predominantly in Europe. Alongside his technical skills he has worked as a composer and sound designer for many years, working with companies such as Swarovski, Yamaha, V&A, Tord Boontje and Es Devlin. Manabu and Mari will discuss his creative process, and Manabu will perform his latest album pieces for her, a showcase of his creative work whilst living in Europe, was released in July 2016 on label Sounds et al.

Yosi Horikawa

Yosi Horikawa is a sound creator who incorporates field recordings into his music.

WaqWaq Kingdom

WaqWaq Kingdom is Japanese duo, Kiki Hitomi & DJ Scotch Egg, on Jahtari Records and is playing in London for ‘Four Letter Word Weekend‘ on 17th February at the Old Blue Last.

WaqWaq Kingdom’s “Ego Enzyme” comes from their forthcoming self-title EP out on Jahtari in March.


Ajate – Kobockle [180g]
Hiroshi Sato -ドンカマ Doncama [WEWANTSOUNDS]
Oneone – Alpha [Joyful Noise Recording]
Mika Vainio + Ryoji Ikeda + Alva Noto – Movement 4 [NOTON]
Sugai Ken – Dojiri [RVNG Intl]

▼ Manabu Shimada:
Manabu Shimada – Pieces for her No.1 [Sounds et al]
Manabu Shimada – Pieces for her No.1 [Sounds et al]
Manabu Shimada – Pieces for her No.2 [Sounds et al]
Manabu Shimada – Pieces for her No.5 [Sounds et al]
Manabu Shimada (Live Performance)
Manabu Shimada – Pieces for her No.1 [Sounds et al]
Max de Wardener – Thyrsis [Accidental]

Kiki Hitomi – Galaxy [Jahtari]
Jazzronik – Yamato [753 Records]
WaqWaq Kingdom – Ego Enzyme [Jahtari]
Toshio Matsuura Group – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun [Brownswood/Universal]

▼ Soundscape with YOSI HORIKAWA  Kitchen
Herbert – In The Kitchen [Studio !K7]
Lycoriscoris – Until Then (Yosi Horikawa remix) [moph records]
(Voices at the park in Kagurazaka, Japan)
Yosi Horikawa – Cepelinai [PROGRESSIVE FOrM]
(Everyday sounds in Vilnius, Lithuania)
Yosi Horikawa – Cook From South [Ubeat Records]
(Sounds in the Kitchen)

Takeo Moriyama – East Plants [Jazzman]

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