Pimopera

by PIMO

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about

Pimopera (Pimo + Opera) is their debut album which was recorded in their bedroom, kitchen, closet in their apartment in Brooklyn, New York. It is a conceptual album & all the tracks are connected.
The music has some intimate feeling as if the listeners are in PIMO’s bedroom.

Here is Moro's explanation on each song:

#1 We Are from the Ghetto:
"I've always wanted to connect songs in album when I heard Radiohead's "ok computer" since I was junior high, so I did. This track is kind of we are making fun of each other (I'm from Japan & Pixy is from Shanghai) which we do in everyday's life. It's I thought a good introduction to introduce ourselves, like many rappers do. The last part "Pipi-chan, I'm coming to you" was a different song, but I put it at the end to connect to track #2."

#2 Oh My
"The riff has 4/4 and 3/4 pattern makes this song interesting... I guess? The lyrics has mixture of English and Japanese, which you can find explanation on PIMO dictionary. "Nandemo naiyo" means "Nothing", like we are so shy to talk about "what is this thing called love".

#3 Beef Taco French Girl
"The melody came from my old memory of my grandma singing karaoke on TV at home.
The lyrics is about I go to Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg & checking hipster girls out while eating at beef taco vendor. Lyrics was made by Pixy in English & I translated to Japanese. "

#4 House Husband
"Since we both went to school in Memphis where many black music was/ still is happening & I wanted to put gospel song to praise House Husband. Pixy likes to feel luxury to keep a house husband at home."

#5 Kitchen Drums Interlude
"Since this album is about PIMO's opera, I wanted to put few interludes. On this track, I'm playing many kitchen instruments, like tuned-glass cups, dishes, kettle with chopsticks as drums. The pitches of glasses of water are tuned-in to Japanese minor scale."

#6 Little Curry Man
"This song is made by Pixy. The percussion is a book that I'm slapping with my hand. Pixy calls me "Curry Man" because I cook curry while wearing yellow t-shirts."

#7 Mushroom Girl
"The 1st song I recorded for this album, on the couch with my beat boxing. It was too lo-fi & had too much noise & I took so much time to just remove the noise during mixing; but after recording this song, I notice technically we can record & decided to make this whole album. Pixy always has bob haircut & it makes me think she is a mushroom girl".

#8 Chintao Beer
"Since Pixy is from China, I thought it's nice to have Chinese song in album. I made the melody on train & I don't know any Chinese except for the famous Chinese beer brand, Tsingtao Beer, so I start using them as lyrics as if I'm singing Chinese. The intro is from the sample from toy casio keyboard which Pixy really likes".

#9 Nanchattene
""Nanchattene" means "Just Kidding" in Japanese. It sounds like a girl playing on sidewalk by herself singing this scary song during world war time in Japan. I put this after Chintao Beer to cure the stupidity of the last track. This is also tuned-in to Japanese minor scale."

#10 All My Baby Toes
"This is the 2nd song made by Pixy. She likes to call my toes baby toes & it's all about it. "

#11 Stinky Hole
"We'll only let you imagine what the stinky hole is. BTW, the answer is in PIMO dictionary. Arrangement is something like we are singing in church about stinky hole."

#12 Toy Piano Interlude
"We found many things on street & found this toy piano on the sidewalk in Bushwick. Anyways, this is another interlude in this album as opera."

#13 Wanna Be a Tuna
"Tuna means a person who does not move on bed during sex, in Japanese slang. I guess I wanna be tuna in reality, so I don't need to do anything for many things. One of my favorite track in this album."

#14 Two Small Animals
"It's about us, two small animals. I made this song when Pixy was lying her head on my shoulder in cold NYC subway train. The original lyrics was "Two Poor Immigrants", but it was not good, so I changed to small animals. Who knows the warm spring had ever really came."

#15 Small Animals Are Crying for You
This is the last track of the album.
"Nyan" is the sound of cat "Meow" in Japan, which became famous by Nyan Cat. I made another version with percussion, but Pixy want to go with Acapella & I think it's good opera way to end this album.

#16 hidden track
"It's called "Pipi-chan's Ass is Hard to Move". I can be so annoying singing this song not only once but twice. She finally made me shut up & that's the end of this album".

credits

released May 15, 2012

Vocal & Talk - Pixy & Moro
All the songs, lyrics are composed by PIMO.
All the songs are recorded at PIMO's apartment.
Mixed & mastered by Moro.

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Track Name: We Are from the Ghetto
P: We are from the ghetto called Memphis
M: Yes, we are from the ghetto
P: There’s nothing to be afraid of

PM: We moved to another ghetto called Bushwick
P: Taking off the subway at the cemetery
Rats are running everywhere

M: I thought my life was totally fucked
P: Totally fucked
M: Living in the basement all the time
P: That's right, baby
M: But now I’m with Pipi-chan
Having the nest all the time

PM: We are from the ghetto called Memphis
M: Actually, only Pipi-chan’s from the ghetto
P: So there’s nothing to be afraid of

M: Pipi-chan is from the ghetto called
PM: Shanghai
M: Totally ghetto
P: Shanghai is not ghetto
Momo-chan is from the countryside

M: I’m not from countryside
P: Totally shanmin (Mountain Boy)
M: I’m not a mountain boy
I’m from metropolitan area
P: That’s totally NOT true
M: Yeah, Yeah!

M: I thought my life was totally fucked
P: Totally fucked
M: Living in the basement all the time
P: Rats are running around
M: But now I’m with Pipi-chan
Having the nest all the time

Pipi-chan
Pipi-chan
Pipi-chan I’m coming to you
Track Name: Oh My
M: Pipi-chan?
P: Nani? (Japanese: what?)
M: Nandemonaiyo (Japanese: Nothing.)
P: Momo-chan?
M: Nani?
P: Nandemonaidesu

P: Kiss me
Touch me
Love me
Trap me
In your nest

Chase me
Love me
Tame me
Nest me
All the time

Oh my lovely Momo-chan!

P: Momo-chan?
M: Nani?
P: Nandemonaiyo
M: Pipi-chan?
P: Nani nani nani?
M: Nandemonaiyo

M: Kiss me
Touch me
Love me
Trap me
In your nest

Chase me
Love me
Tame me
Nest me
All the time

Oh my lovely Pipi-chan!
Track Name: Beef Taco French Girl
北の最果てアメリカで
食べるものが無く途方に暮れていた自分に
思い出させてくれた故郷の味

ピクシーリャオ作詞
諸岡高裕作詞作曲
Beef Tacoを噛み締めしめながら歌います

PIMOさん お願いします
Beef Taco French Girl


北の大陸酒に酔い
路地裏歩けばBeef Taco

ちょっとおいでと誘われる
あのにおいがする

気づけば辺りはFrench Girls
ライムを搾って食べるのさ

Beef Taco Beef Taco
Beef Taco French Girl


今日も3ドルポケットに
お前をいつも探してる

ちょっとやめてと嫌われる
あのいたずらな笑顔

あんたはかわいいFrench Girl
脚を見ながら食べるのさ

Beef Taco Beef Taco
Beef Taco French Girl


今日も気づけば3ドルを
片手に探すBedford Avenue

ちょっとどこにあったけな?
いつもの場所なのに

消えてしまったBeef Taco  
どこへいってしまったのか?

Beef Taco
Where’s Beef Taco?
Beef Taco French Girl
Track Name: House Husband
House Husband x4

Being house husband ain’t easy
I gotta take care of my dear Pipi-chan

Pipi-chan Pipi-chan I do the laundry
Pipi-chan Pipi-chan I wash the dishes
Pipi-chan Pipi-chan I make you breakfast
Pipi-chan Pipi-chan I do all the house works for you

House Husband x4

Having house husband is luxury
Moro-chan takes care of everything for me

Momo-chan Momo-chan make me breakfast
Momo-chan Momo-chan wash the dishes
Momo-chan Momo-chan come and massage me
Momo-chan Momo-chan Be my slaveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

House Husband x4

Being house husband ain’t easy
I gotta take care of my dear Pipi-chan

House Husband x5
House Husband is next to you
Track Name: Little Curry Man
I got a little curry man
Little stinky
Little curry man
Wears a yellow shirt

I got a little curry man
Acne on his head
Little curry man
Makes me curry

Oh my curry man
You smell like curry
Oh my curry man
You make me curry
Oh my curry man
You know I love your curry
Oh my curry man
I wanna eat your curry

I got a little curry man
Wears a yellow shirt
Little curry man
Makes me curry

I got a little curry man
Acne on his head
Little curry man
Little stinky
Track Name: Mushroom Girl
Pipi-chan is a mushroom x3
Pipi-chan is a mushroom girl

I’m gonna eat you, Pipi-chan
You look like a real mushroom
I can’t help it anymore
I’m gonna bite your head off

Huh~ huh~ huh~

Pan pa-n pan pa-n pan pa-n pan pa-n x2

I’m a mushroom mushroom mushroom girl x3
I’m a mushroom

I’m a pretty mushroom
Everybody wants a piece of me
Don’t you wanna eat me, Momo-chan?
Oh no Momo-chan Ya Me Te!

Huh~ huh~ huh~
Pan pa-n pan pa-n pan pa-n pan pa-n x2
Track Name: Chintao Beer
Chintao Chintao Chintao beer
I wanna Chintao beer
Chintao Chintao Chintao beer
Chintao beer my love

Chintao Chintao Chintao beer
I wanna my Chintao
Chintao Chintao Chintao beer
Chin Chin Chintao beer
Track Name: All My Baby Toes
All My Baby Toes x N
Track Name: Stinky Hole
Oh my Momo has a stinky hole
Yes, my Momo has a stinky hole
Track Name: Wanna Be a Tuna
Wanna be wanna be wanna be a tuna on the bed
I wanna be I wanna be a tuna on the bed
Wanna be wanna be wanna be a tuna on the bed
I wanna be I wanna be a tuna on the bed

I wanna be a tuna ha ah ah ha ha ha
I wanna be a tuna ha ah ah ha ha ha
I wanna be a tuna on the bed
Ha ah ah ha ah ah ah

I don’t wanna do anything
Just lying down
You can do anything to me

I wanna be a tuna ha ah ah ha ha ha
I wanna be a tuna ha ah ah ha ha ha
I wanna be a tuna on the bed
Ha ah ah ha ah ah ah

I don’t wanna do anything
Just lying down
You can do everything for me

I wanna be a tuna x 7
I wanna be a tuna on the bed
Track Name: Two Small Animals
Two small animals
Living in the hole of a tree
Warming up each other
Sleeping together

Waiting for the spring
The spring is full of nuts and flower seeds

Two small animals
Giving nest to each other
Kissing each other
The spring is almost here

Falling into the dream
A dream of them running in the sunshine

Two small animals
Sleeping together
Woke up with sunshine
Spring has finally come

Let’s go out together
The outside is full of food & sunshine
Track Name: Small Animals Are Crying for You
Nyan x 229