C. Memi + Neo Matisse
No Chocolate b/w Dream's Dream
"No Chocolate" boasts the band's most definitive punk moment. Recorded live at a long-forgotten gig, this raucous declaration of anti-consumerism could be said to be the band’s most crazed Talking Heads impersonation. Memi alternates between bloodcurdling ululations and deadpan, disaffected talk-singing backed with stabbing pianos, NYC art rock guitar worship, Hidekazu Ishii's robotic bass lines, and Jun Iwasaki's tantrumming drums. Just as captivating is the flip side, the home-recorded "Dream's Dream," a beautiful song featuring Memi's hypnotic vocals dancing with Tohru Saitoh's oscillating, flanking synths.
This punk/new wave cult classic has continued to grow in stature with each passing year, both as a staple of the 1980s Japanese Underground and as a highly collectable record. We here at Bitter Lake Recordings are honored to present to you this crucial reissue of yet another piece of the C. Memi Story.