Takako Minekawa is a sound nerd.

She generates the same kind of vibe as her pal (and paramour) Keigo Oyamada, that enthusiasm, bordering on obsession, for weird noises, groovy cover art and obscure movies or musicians. You can hear it when she talks about sound. Her eyes widen and her voice gets this geeky sort of enthusiasm as she attempts to put into words the “tweet” of a certain synthesizer or the “clang” of a drum on some record she’s just heard. Spinning her collection of sounds into pure, off-kilter pop, she’s the girl with noises in her head.

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