Meishi Smile is an electronic art project influenced by genres both equally pop and experimental. The project serves as a force to collapse the binary between such extremes, taking note from the cathartic afterglow of harsh noise, the joyful idealism of Japanese Pop, and the hazy, meditative sentiment of shoegaze. Together these range of influences set to explore the contradicting nature of such feelings, presenting a sense of musicality and philosophy that is oddly warm within its static disconnection.
"The songs take influence from disparate sources—Japanese pop, experimental noise, lusher rock acts such as the Radio Dept.—and corrals them into something unified"
"Part shoegaze, part chillout, part noise, part power-electronics, yet so cohesive it feels like a single genre …. call it unending waves of sonic joy. I could have listened for hours more"
"A glorious, very emotional, and surprisingly warm hybrid..."
Gorilla vs. Bear
"... [the] leading interpreter of shoegazed J-pop"
"...is full of the sort of unbridled emotion that’s become the province of EDM-adjacent songwriters in recent years. Producers like Porter Robinson and Mija among others..."
"This is certainly more than the sum of East meets West aesthetics and experimentations... we’re going to hear some truly fascinating hybridizations."
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