The Hototogisu, the Japanese name for the Lesser Cuckoo, comprises Matthew Bower and Marcia Bassett. Bassett’s primary contribution to the band comes in the form of violin; Bower plays guitar and electronics. Both have played in several other bands, including Skullflower, Double Leopards, and many others. Today’s track is taken from the album Cuckoo Cloudland, released on De Stijl Records in 2001. The duo has also released music on Sub Pop, Important Records, and their own label, Heavy Blossom. They have also collaborated a few times with like-minded musicians Burning Star Core.



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