Viola Renea - Syguiria Lady
"Strangelove is proud to present the first ever reissue of ‘Syguiria Lady’, an eerie and absorbing journey through the rich imagination of enigmatic Osaka group Viola Renea. While riding the current interest in Japanese music, the album remains an anomaly to much of the local music of the time.
Juxtaposing ancient/modern sources of sonic inspiration, North England’s new musical movements collide with Eastern European folk rhythms, while oriental scales slide amongst wavey-electronic instrumentation. The resultant musical dreamscapes sought to conjure themes of noir & seduction, recurrent in the period’s techno-pop.
Band leader Kuki Imamura described the album as the sound of unknown memories;- aural visions & strange musical loves coalescing around a femme fatale 'Syguirian Lady'" - Strangelove Music