Chib is Yukiko Chiba, a 30-something-year-old female from the outskirts of Tokyo, whom FatCat have been speaking with since 2000.
Her first release came when she was included on FatCat’s 2001 compilation of unreleased artists, ‘no watches. No maps’, and the mini-album, ‘Moco’ (available on CD only) was released in early 2004 and represents Chib’s debut solo release.
With any wider details about the artist proving elusive, Chib explains that “All music for this album was made with old equipment like a sampler and a sequencer… basically I collect sounds from outside, in the restaurant , houses of friends, parks, or from anything in my room. Then I choose some sounds from them, and put the sounds on to the air space like painting pictures… I learned how to play the piano for ten years. I quit because lessons weren’t so much fun. I often get visions of music before falling into a sleep…”