In the anime “Macross,” the top chart sensation was Sharon Apple, a cybernetic singer who bewitched a fictional future with her laboratory-engineered music and hologramatic cleavage. Here in real-life Japan, 2009, the defining act is Perfume: three carefully choreographed girls who sing autotune-crippled vocal lines over a blend of video-game synths and hard techno created by producer-of-the-moment Yasutaka Nakata.

And somewhere in between lies She. Debuting amid a flurry of both Perfume copycats and virtual pop singers, She does not exist — the CD inlay explains that she is a replicant, making for the sort of album detective Deckard would listen to in his flying car in “Blade Runner”. Her sound is a dirtier version of the prevailing chart-friendly techno-pop; her voice provided by five different singers; her face designed in Photoshop.

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