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Nina T
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Nina T When I first heard mmm and Emerson's version of the classic Ama no Jaku, I remember going out for a smoke and telling Emerson that I didn't quite like how he made the song sound kind of upbeat.(Sorry for that?)
I was always drawn in by the melancholic guitar in mmm's earlier albums, but this is by no means a downgrade. It sounds complete - melancholic in its own way. I realize that now.
I hope you two collaborate lots and lots in the future. This is a masterpiece.
Sending lots of love from BR Favorite track: Chasing Giants.
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Joseph Bland A delightful collaboration from two wonderful artists. This album makes me feel warm inside; thank you! Favorite track: Boku no Tomodachi.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD released from bubblingnotes in Nov.2019.
    Same tracks, no bonus tracks but really pretty cover!

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    Released in May 2021. Remastered for vinyl by Emerson Kitamura. Lyrics in original languages (Japanese and English) included. Cover re-designed for vinyl (It's big!)

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introduction 00:16
Mienai Goal 03:56
Geshi 05:20
Astronomer 01:37
Closer 02:09
Uchujin 09:06
Moon River 03:07


A debut album by Japanese musicians mmm and Emerson Kitamura that proves they are a golden duo.
"CHASING GIANTS" by "mmm with Emerson Kitamura" is released on bandcamp, and will be released as a CD on November 27th.
It is an intimate documentation of playful music making, pop yet indefinable.
They will be touring Germany, UK and Belgium in October 2019.

Sat 19 Oct
Cologne, Germany - WEEK-END Fest #9
Sun 20 Oct
Hamburg, Germany - Golden Pudel Club
Tue 22 Oct
London, UK - Cafe OTO
Wed 23 Oct
Manchester, UK - Castle Hotel
Thu 24 Oct
Huddersfield, UK - Ame Space
Sat 26 Oct
Brussels, Belgium - TBA


released October 12, 2019

mmm on guitar, vocals, flute, bass, synth, beats
Emerson Kitamura on keyboards, organ, synthesizers, beats, spoken word

Tracks 2 and 6 with Yuta Suganuma on drums
Track 2 with Icchie on flugelhorn

All tracks arranged and performed by Emerson Kitamura and mmm
Produced by Emerson Kitamura and sometimes mmm
All songs recorded and engineered by Emerson Kitamura, except for Track 7 recorded by mmm
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, additional flute on Track 6 and voice on Track 7 recorded at Quartier Keyaki
Tracks 2 and 6 recorded at Peace Music supported by Soichiro Nakamura and Yuta Suganuma
Tracks 7, 9 and 10 recorded at Nanahari supported by Hideaki Hayashitani
Additional flugelhorn and flute on Track 2 recorded at G-ROKS supported by Icchie
All songs mixed by Emerson Kitamura, except for Track 7 mixed by mmm
Mastered by Emerson Kitamura

Album Cover “Le Cyclope” by Odilon Redon, photographed by Elton Luz
Art direction by Maruhachi Kuido

Thank you so much for your support Wakana Hosoi and Masami Aoki !


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mmm with Emerson Kitamura Tokyo, Japan

After 4 years of collaborating, dub-keyboardist Emerson Kitamura and baroque pop singer mmm finds their rhythm and voice that leaves a tasteful afterglow.
Their music pushes and leaps boundaries of musical genres, and together they are in the midst of actualizing a smooth yet radical sound that has never crossed their — or anybody’s — minds.
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