Sequence

by Miss Information

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1.
Intro 01:01
mi punji ro lo mi secrets lo kevna be lo tumla (Lojban) I put all my secrets in the hole of the land
2.
A New Moon 04:39
One night I found a new moon out of the blue... Think twice Sigh if you want to Look twice The sky is bigger now Break it twice To make me wiser Look nice If you want me, dear Let you know that I am looking for a rolling paper. Let you know that I’m asking if you have a vapor. Pay right Time and money Play right If you have a desire I might not be right Life is a balance Oh why? The answer is clear One night I found a new moon out of the blue If you’re burning inside If you’re turning to my side There is nowhere to hide Your sight gets wilder like a white tiger If you’re burning inside If you’re crying with your pride There is nothing to hide Our love might suffer ‘Til the time is over Look, I’m mysterious There is no translations Where is my bread and wine? You’ve gotten too used to my behavior Hope you find the meaning of life You might hate it, you might like it I’m a question You might hate it, you might like it I’m a reflection One night I found a new moon out of the blue I guess we will have a hot time later My fire is lit take this game My fire is lit So don’t be late, My fire is lit so don’t be lame
3.
Silk Road 03:52
Data makes the world have a low voice Too many signs and I open my eyes Night sky vacuumed up all loud noise Like a black hole no one’s choice Das Information, my last name Swinging East to West, that’s my quest Hiding all my words in the spices Find my big data and burn it If you can find me My password and my key Let me, let me find the way Tell me quietly Like a whisper of a deity Change my time and rewind it Psychometrically find me Psychometrically blind me While the moon touches my knee Data makes the world upside down Chopped and screwed like a sand clock Digital trace has no price A data driven world is your choice You know you can erase the word only twice Das Information, my last, name Swinging East to West, that’s my quest Hiding all my words Words are the sign of frequency And disappear in me If you can find me sensuality Tell me quietly Like a whisper of a deity Change my time and rewind it Psychometrically blind me Psychometrically find me While the moon touches my knee Hey What about love and beauty? You showed me the same old view All of History is repeating
4.
Rumi 1 04:30
Rumi. “A Great Wagon.” The Essential Rumi. Edison, New Jersey: Castle Books, 1997. 36. Print.
5.
Manhunter 02:50
Vasto vazio no meu coração É consequente da natureza? O tempo é a única solução Eu agarro minha intuição como pegar a informação Eu testemunho uma nova estrela Eu testemunha uma nova palavra Eu testemunho uma nova amor A vast emptiness in my heart Is it consequent of nature? Time is the only solution? I grab my intuition like catching the information I witness a new star I witness a new word I witness a new love
6.
Sandstorm 05:31
This map tells how many borders my wings have broken in now This thing tells how many orders This game is finally over? This lie tells how many losers had power and ignore you now This land is getting colder This game is finally over? The wings of a falcon falling Night of the sandstorm calling The wings of a falcon falling Night of the sandstorm calling This view tells how much water got frozen for someone, somewhere This thing tells how many orders This game is finally over? This page tells how many soldiers have no prayers, unfair This land is getting colder This game is finally over? The wings of a falcon falling Night of the sandstorm calling The wings of a falcon falling Night of the sandstorm calling I stay with you ‘til the sun rises in your eyes Darkness. I used to be your friend No words can grab my heart and soul Like sands falling from my hands Many clouds in the night Many clouds in your eyes (They don’t move ‘til you move) Many clouds in the night Many clouds in your eyes (The same old rules?) Ain’t no way to keep the same view No…. Ain’t no way… Sandstorm blew and undo A dice from the game is a beautiful blue Sandstorm has shown all new clues A dice from the game is a beautiful blue
7.
Sir, 14 millions of the pure white sand on my shoulders on the Etihad Airways from Qatar Tighten your seat belt, I’m taking off now I thought he looked like a human bear I found him outside of Madrid This is the first day of our affair We have red wine and camembert What a rendez-vous You are so chill ’n’ pretty high Climb the hill and see the sky I saw a kite in your eyes I saw you climbed the hill and be high Got cheap thrill and saw the sky I saw a kite in your eyes Feeling sick from the air pressure Cuz of too much hidden data So…Have a rum and coca cola iPhone and motorola A fake passport from Bahama You dropped a pistachio on the floor I’m picking it up My mind and soul is tripping up I’m making a call, an international call My 2 phones are full of lies, jealous, shit of all But I can show you the beautiful hilltop and waterfall It could be real, it could be fake, you got a deal It could be real, it could be fake
8.
Rumi 2 03:02
Rumi. “A Great Wagon.” The Essential Rumi. Edison, New Jersey: Castle Books, 1997. 36. Print.
9.
Theme 04:00
When I start to define everything I start to see wrinkles on my face I put an a cream of blood and wine Stop making sense just for a day I don’t stay the same way I won’t say in every way You don’t play, I don’t play That’s unfair.... Lingua Franca, mi amor You’re the only one to love We never hide our love affair Stop believing in your faith I don’t stay the same way I won’t say in every way You don’t play, I don’t play That’s unfair.... I live over 200 years I start to have wrinkles on my face I came to LA for a plastic surgery Stop laughing at me, just a play I don’t stay the same way I won’t say in every way You don’t play, I don’t play That’s unfair.... One day our love affair Bear in mind, a time we left behind Hear the song of Pygmalion I let you cry on I let you cry on for misinformation
10.
Outro 01:59

about

Miss Information is Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto, Smokey & Miho, Gorillaz, too many all-star Lower East Side collaborations to name). Miho Hatori created Miss Information while in residence at Brooklyn’s contemporary arts gallery/creative hothouse, Pioneer Works. Miho began with a simple concept, “What if information was a woman?" She had been contemplating information not as dominating with oft-hidden data-points, but something akin to the moon, a mysterious natural energy that, in her words, “brings change to the planet.”

The first song she released — appropriately, “Miss Information Theme” — was about the goddess of information ending up in Los Angeles, and having a plastic surgery. Miho’s conceptual data flow progressed from there.

“I started to think about the Silk Road, and that time when a lot of information travelled between western and eastern countries,” she says, invoking the trade routes that connected the Far East with the Mediterranean and Eastern Africa since about 1000 BC. Sequence, is the musical map of a journey, planned and programmed by a mistress of poly-cultural (mis)information processing. It’s about translation of ideas, literal and emotional, with no genres and borders.

Two of the album’s stand-outs are abstract electronic pieces named for the immortal 13th century Sufi poet, Rumi, setting portions of his poem “A Great Wagon” to music. These form the core choreography of Miss Information’s dance between history, the present and an imagined future.

As befits a modern adventurer - especially one whose quest took place in a creative environment as well-stocked with inspiration as Pioneer Works - Hatori’s voice and computer are joined by guests. On “Sand Storm,” drummer Greg Fox and guitarist Patrick Higgins invoke decades of rock music inspired by the desert while Nicky Mao manipulates samples into howling symphonic winds of the open spaces. On the trap-like “Viva! Madrid!,” Hatori’s rhymes are abetted by a verse from a now-retired New York MC who now answers by his birth name, Himanshu Kumar Suri. (Look him up!)

Miss Information and her guests deliver a real kind of news - ahistorical, timeless, poetic - for our age, but also required for all ages.

“The time right now is a very interesting time we are living,” Miho says. “A lot of things are coming up to the surface — consciousness and empathy — that is never talked about in the media. So I thought it was interesting to think about this more hidden information, and get rid of that hidden information. To me that is very female. Think about the history of humanity and the structure of society. As a woman, I think it’s a very interesting topic.”

credits

released October 12, 2018

All songs are written by Miho Hatori
(Except Viva! Madrid! Lyrics and Rhyme by Himanshu Kumar Suri and Miho Hatori)

Produced By Miho Hatori
Recorded at Pioneer Works Studio, 6A Studio, Josh’s home
Mixed By Danny Taylor (House Under Magic)
Mastered By Heba Kadry (Timeless Mastering)

Cover Photo By Kimisa H
Cover Photo Make Up by Mariko Tamegai
Graphic Design By Daniel Kent
Art Direction By Miho Hatori

Songs Rumi 1 and Rumi 2 are taken from Rumi-
The 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
The translations are from The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks.

Special Thank you to Mr.Barks for permission rights of use.

Thank yous:

Thank you to Pioneer Works, Gabriel Florenz, Hassan Ali Khan, Samanta Balassa and all friends who supported me.

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