In May 2000, their second album, which was released under the title Ohayo! Hoahio! on John Zorn's Tzadik label. This CD has received overwhelming praise from many Japanese and English music magazines, which have called Hoahio "charming, mysterious and delightful." Hoahio's work consists half of composed pieces and half of improvisations, and contains elements of a wide variety of genres (punk, minimalism, ethnic, techno, pop, noise, ambient), all of which are cooked up instantly with the unique Hoahio flavor to create a new musical vocabulary from their skewed understanding and nearly fake renditions of a variety of sources. In 2000, Haco (vocal, electronics, electric mandolin) and Michiyo Yagi (koto, voice) performed as a duo in three festivals: Le Weekend, Stirling, Scotland; LMC Festival, London; and City of Women, Slovenia. The audiences at these concerts too were won over by Hoahio's striking performances. Since 2002, Mari Era (percussion, vibraphone, marimba) has been working with Hoahio to form a new trio with Haco and Yagi. And with a bold yet witty flair, the three call up a world of almost unbearable beauty.
In December, 2003, Hoahio's third album, Peek-Ara-Boo was released on Tzadik. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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