Bands We Like: Japan's Milch of Source Can Only Be Described as "Spaz-core"
Wanna know why??
Trust Japan to combine the most disparate genres into a new form of music, and then feed that new form a bunch of acid. Ryoma Maeda, aka Milky Chu, aka Milch of Source is the younger brother of Katsuhiko Maeda, aka World’s End Girlfriend.
The brothers have been prolific producers of pop+classical+rock+beserker electronics for the past decade, ending 2010 with a new label established by WEG called Virgin Babylon.
Ryoma’s solo work is erratic and intense. It’s got a mischievous playfulness to it that you don’t hear in WEG’s mature, long-winded compositions.
Maybe that’s why a Milch of Source song fits perfectly with a video that explains why Gloomy Bear is covered in blood. You can also hear Ryoma’s spaz-core in the production for female Japanese singer Eel. Ryoma and Eel partnered up in 2002, creating a sound that added a punk element to Milch’s usual soup of styles.
Most recently, Ryoma produced Eel’s 2011 album For Common People. This video for the title track will give you an idea. Be careful though, I’m not sure but I think this is that video that you watch and then mysteriously die seven days later.