In 1998 Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring made a tour in Japan. Françoise became addicted with a little rabbit called My Melody. It is a little white animal with a red hat, on which it has a huge flower. In Tokyo is a whole shop with My-Melody-merchandise, so she bought tons of items there.
Back in Berlin we decided to call our next record My Melody. The music should be like the rabbit: a lot of melodies, with a cute, soft sound... The sound finally was rougher than expected: We bought an old 8-track-wheel-to-wheel on the flea-market and recorded the whole record in
our flat. The voices where recorded by Miele at the Rauchhaus-Studio in Berlin and the final mix was made by Kurt Dahlke at the Atatak-Studio in Düsseldorf.
Another plan for the record was not to allow instruments bigger than the size of a hand - besides of guitar and drums.
"What can I do to please these eyes? - Beautycase, ready for action!" With this sentence the whole record starts. "Beautycase" is a song about a talking beautycase. A girl is sitting desperate in front of a mirror and the beautycase opens up and offers its help by naming all his contents: On a
vinyl-7" we recorded Part II, with more make up and beauty-stuff. The music always reminds me of old-school-good-time-block-party-Hip-Hop that
was maybe popular in 1983. The beautycase itself has a
flea-market-vocoder-voice which adds the flavor of yesterdays futurism.
Another idea for the record was to make a whole concept-album about love. It didn't came to a whole album, but there are a lot of songs dealing with love in the title. The first example of the love-complex is "I love you Ono".
This sounds like a love-song to Yoko Ono, our favorite Beatle, but actually it is a cover-version of a song from the Japanese band The Plastics. The lyrics offer a critic of capitalism and consume in dadaistic English: the Ono is more a OH NO! The extra-ordinary musical inventio....... więcej