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According to legend, one day, a birdman came to planet earth to lay an egg. Hatching from this very egg, a man was born. He procreated day and night. The story goes even further. In 1582, the battle of mount Tenno was held near the town of Yamazaki (in the future prefecture of Kyoto) and in 1976, Jean Michel Jarre’s first LP, “Oxygène”, was released.
Unfortunate coincidence? Of course not.
Shiko Shiko pays tribute to these events (true or not) in their second LP, “Maké Maké”, named after this strange god, half-man, half-bird, totally cool.
Some will also learn the truth about Nietzche’s death (a truth previously untold), the setbacks of two men who love each other in spite of endless wars, a tale about the construction of Plate-Forme Multimodale Delta 3 (on the A1, near the small town of Dourges, France)… and a lot of other stories which will please adults and children alike.
To achieve such an opus, the band picked up the signals of the heavenly triangle of Osaka (Boredoms), Baltimore (Dan Deacon, Matmos, Dope Body, Animal Collective) and … Strasbourg (Electric Electric). Not to mention some nice British touches and some over-priced analog synthesizers finally available in VST.
Shiko Shiko is back in the saddle after over 150 gigs in France and Europe (Iceland, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, England) in big and small venues, bars and basements, jails and nursing homes. They hope to conquer new territories, whatever, and party with new friends.
And we hear they’re sweet guys, which is nice.
Composed, arranged and performed by Shiko Shiko:
Alexis MATTON - Drums, percussions, shaminsen, vocals, samples, field-recording, keyboard
Gilles MATTON - Vocals, keyboard, samples, percussions
Alexis ZBIK - Guitars, keyboard, samples, percussions, banjo, melodica, balafon, vocals
Alexandre MARGAT - Bass, vocals
Manuel Priego - Vocals on L'attaque des hommes-oiseaux, Gloomy Part I, Gloomy Part II & Maké Maké
JC Caron - Vocals on Gloomy Part I
Benoît Farine - Clarinet, saxophone and vocals on Maké Maké and Gloomy Part II
Guillaume Vanhove - Moog on Weimar 1900 and Maké Maké