Grimm Grimm - Ginormous

Grimm Grimm - Ginormous

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Grimm Grimm - Ginormous (Vinyl LP) £20.00
Grimm Grimm - Ginormous (CD) £10.00

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Grimm Grimm - Ginormous

“Grimm Grimm is a tonic for the curious heart ” - Cate Le Bon

* Featuring HQ album download to be delivered on release day plus English & Japanese language lyric sheets with all formats *

London-based, Tokyo-born experimentalist Koichi Yamanoha aka Grimm Grimm releases his third studio album 'Ginormous' on digital, deluxe CD, and heavyweight transparent gold vinyl. Recorded in his room at home and Total Refreshment Centre in North/East London, Koichi enlisted award-winning producer Marta Salogni (Bjork, The Orielles) to mix, Matt Coulton (Metroplois) to master, and Capital K’s Kristian Craig Robinson. Vocals on lead single 'The Ghost of Madame Legros' come from Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier, Sophie Lowe of Peluché played clarinet and violin, whilst Pete Baker and Monchan of Bo Ningen provided additional drums. Joining them; avant-garde violinist Agathe Maxx, and Koichi’s flatmate Paz Maddio, of postpunk trio Value Void, added her whispery vocals to ‘In A Glass Jar’ and the title track.

“I choose words to create mood and I like the word ‘Ginormous’,” he says. “It’s dumb and funny but expresses something big in everyday life… an object, determination, relationships, or even a chair or sausage – American sized. I always wanted to write an album that sounds like a funeral and a wedding at the same time,” Koichi says of the happy-sad tales extracted from the phantasmagoria of his Grimm Grimm alias’ consciousness. “I wanted to create something intimate and each album is like a different road trip I’ve taken; all with exit doors leading to the next story. It is like a warning letter to the older and younger version of me.”