There are few groups in Japan worth keeping your eyes on more so than the four-piece unit Maison book girl, especially in the current musical landscape. It truly feels like most everything they touch ensues a breeze of fresh air into an otherwise stagnant industry, and their recently launched “Golden Record” project is no exception. Calling on talent from both Japan and abroad, we see artists bo en, Tomggg, and Hakushi Hasegawa remix some of the group’s biggest releases.
Each and every remix shared thus far perfectly blends the artistic values of both the remixer and Maison book girl in a unique and enjoyable way that has me totally hooked. Every time I find myself listening to Tomggg’s remix of “Faithlessness” I’m transported to a totally different mental space, with his signature dreamy sounds whisking me away — not that you could expect any less. With bo en’s megacrazymix of “Veranda” I feel like I’m losing myself in some of my favorite PlayStation 1 titles right in the midst of a rave, all while Hakushi Hasegawa’s remix of “Last Scene” takes us in a very different direction filled with twists and turns.
It’s currently uncertain as to whether or not we’ll be seeing the “Golden Record” project expanded upon, but if it was I wouldn’t be too surprised. With the launch of a Twitter account and website for the project during the month of August, it’d be almost crazy not to do so — though common sensibilities have never quite defined Maison book girl in the past. With the group’s new album set to release in Japan on November 21, we’re sure this won’t be the last time we’ll be seeing Maison book girl, and that’s honestly the best news I’ve seen all day.
Further information about Maison book girl can be found via their official website.