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New York-born, Japanese singer / producer Taku Jullian Kimura emerges from his leafy Sydney abode with the darkly euphoric Dance, Candles. Embracing a solitary existence and DIY philosophy often associated with the bedroom studio archetype, DC takes Taku's acute perspective as a textural percussionist into the expansive realm of beaten electronics, ambient foley sampling and murky vocal manipulation.
Inspired by years spent as an understudy of classic catalogues such as Warp, Ghostly International and Tri-Angle Records, Taku's world-weary songwriting reflects a habitat imbued with cultural disparity and geographic distance. Whether perceived through dual-lingual song titles (Omoteura/表裏: an idiom for 'double-faced') or his use of the koto (a Japanese stringed instrument), a vintage pump organ and op-shop synths, Dance Candles' under-the-covers intimacy and melancholic facade gives an insight into an artist equally indebted to two, distinctly different worlds.