Whilst wandering through the crazy land of wonderful things that is the Internet I came across Perfume (パフューム< ), an up-and-coming techno/electro-pop group from Hiroshima, who have recently released a rather catchy new track "Polyrhythm" (ポリリズム). The heavily synthesized style shares a striking resemblance to two of my other favourites - Polysics and Capsule. [via]
To promote the single they also did a recycling awareness video, an interesting synergy to say the least!
I always find it interested to see how technology (past, present or futuristic) permeates into popular culture and in particular Japan, where it seems to be embraced unlike anywhere else. Art mirroring life, life mirroring art or commercialism wrapped up in a placebonic package?
More videos after the break…
Chocolate Disco (チョコレイト・ディスコ)
Electro World (エレクトロ・ワールド)
Computer City (コンピューターシティ)
Linear Motor Girl (リニアモーターガール)
Check out this unofficial fan site if you’re interested to find out more.