Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa, World Makers

Dustin-Wong-Takako-Minekawa-ws-1440Midway through recording Savage Imagination, her second album of glittery electropop with guitarist Dustin Wong, singer and keyboardist Takako Minekawa bought a big wooden board from an arts and crafts store. She took it back to Wong’s apartment, where they were working, and the couple applied clay, paint, aluminum foil and other material to the board over the course of their remaining recording sessions. The resulting diorama — a colorful, wormy and whimsical collection of brightly painted fetish objects — became Savage Imagination‘s cover art. The image is appropriate: The album’s candy-colored songs likewise sound as though they were assembled playfully from electronic scraps. Read more at Wondering Sound…

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