An Interview with COPPÉ

Hailed as the ‘Godmother of Japanese Electronica’, Coppé has paved her own unique creative path over the years.

Even from an early age, Coppé had a desire to pursue music. From the age of three she studied classical piano and also won a Nihon Record Taisho award for her song Peke No Uta. From there she embarked on regular TV appearances which later resulted in presenter roles on both radio and TV. Meanwhile, Coppé was still pursuing her own music dreams and released her first album in 1995 on her own Mango + Sweetrice label. Her music weaves in a variety of sounds and influences to produce unique electronic compositions. She’s also collaborated with a wide variety of musicians including Kris Weston (ex-Orb), Plaid, Q-Bert, DJ Vadim, Nobukazu Takemura, DJ Kensei and Hifana amongst others.

Coppé closed out her UK tour with a packed performance at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Our sister site J-Pop Go interviewed Coppé after the show….More Inside  »[via J-Pop Go]

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Paul spent his formative years indulging in fanzine culture before branching out to graphic and web design in later years via his Arc23 outlet. Responsible for the creation of the Official OMD Website, Paul also spent over 10 years administrating the site as well as providing sleeve notes for many of the OMD reissues.

Publications that have featured his contributions include Electronic Sound, Metro, Japan Update Weekly, J-Pop Go, Wavegirl and OMD Messages.
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