Influences: Lots and lots and lots. All of you too.
Hi, I'm Holly Lanasolyluna. I make mostly one-take, bedroom recordings from looping retro toy synthesizers and improvising lyrics. You can find my stuff on Soundcloud under "Holly Lanasolyluna" or "Sushi Neko Roll." I also work as @santadharma with Tomo, who barely is on here at all, but contributes a lot to our sound and vision. This is going to be my 5th FAWM (participated from Tokyo, Tanzania) Last year I had newly arrived back from living in Colombia, and was semi-homeless, bouncing around between friends' and families' houses in Japan and didn't get as much done as I wanted to. Now I'm living in a 60s house in Koenji (Tokyo) and hoping to find a way to balance a busy university teaching schedule and FAWM.
Some tools in my music box: Yamaha Portasound, Casio SK-1, Casio PT-30, Omnichord, Monotribe, Kaossilator, Wavedrum, Mini Kaoss Pad, Buddha Machines, Casio CZ 101, Casio HT 700, Casio SA 46, Voice Live Touch. New addition is my RC-202.
Update: been so so busy with work but hope to make it to 14 and still manage to return the karma. Thanks for all your support.
|#1||Coffee Robot Crush @santadharma||
|#2||Brood Tempo @santadharma||
|#3||Feminist J-Idol @santadharma||
|#5||Updated: California Crush (with Lanasolyluna vocals!!) @zecoop||
|#7||Estrella Huyendo @santadharma||
|#9||Dreaming in Technicolor||
|#11||Protective Spines (Four-Track Challange) @marvsmooth||
|#12||Indian Dinner at the Morogoro Hotel @santadharma||
|#13||Robots in the Flower Fields @santadharma||
|#14||Reverse the Universe @santadharma||
|#15||Kitty-Chan Bossa Nova||
|#16||Cat Saint @santadharma||
|#17||Weirdos on Parade @santadharma||
|#18||Resting Bitch Smile @santadharma||
|#19||Buddha Trees @santadharma||
|#20||February Can F^ck Off Now @santadharma||
Thank you 😀 Congrats likewise on your successful FAWM!
When you come to visit the beaches and sand dunes of the West Coast (of Michigan) (when it is warm) there will be a killer Treading Bleu / Santa Dharma show to celebrate. 😀
It'd be wicked! Any backing band he has here are usually just local musicians, though I guess it must be more difficult to get on the bill in his home country. And thank you for the comments, as always x
Thank you! Got a 90% finished collab and a 15% finished collab... It's gonna happen! Congrats on 14 again..so much gold in there. Especially Omnichordlandia 😍
Thank you for your kind words on "Love Your Pet." It sure was fun adding all the different kinds of instruments. I also enjoyed hearing your music, which transports me to another world. I'll be back to listen to more!
Oh, yes, women are likewise imperfect. I just didn't want to be a guy who said "But wimminz are bad, too." LOL
Looking forward to more music 😀
The Frenetic Raindrops Handclaps mp3 should now be downloadable on here and on Soundcloud if you want to play with it. No pressure though!
That's awesome that you speak Spanish fluently and a little Japanese. I know a little japanese, the important stuff like "Watakushi wa biru o nomi masu" (i'm sure i misspelled that). I think that's the way to say I drink beer. Listened to WItch again.....lovelovelove it.
I’m looking forward to hearing the finished piece too 😀
I hope I’ve not spoilt it, because it’s beautiful as it was before my bit!
Maow ehew miew! Aow. 🐾
[Thank you for your great comment. Greetings to Morrissey.]
Please do, if you do 😀
Hi, thank you for your kind comment, I'm happy the song made you want to dance! About the synth, I used the music creation tool bosca ceoil with its own created sounds. It's a very simple music tool and the only I use, made by a game developper, mostly to create video games music with its retro vibes. I recommend to try it, it's super fun! http://boscaceoil.net/
Hey Holly, thank you for your kind words regarding Background. Yeah, there's something about capturing everything with a single mic on a small machine, in a simple room with stuff in it. I <3 my kitchen.
I'm so sad mine got lost. I can still remember exactly how the demo song goes too! I used to spend hours learning how to say things backwards so I could sample them and then reverse them!
Thanks for listening to "Got Lucky". Its the first time anyone said that my music "drowned out the loneliness". I like that thought a lot.
Sushi Neko Roll? Isn't that Sushi Cat roll? Nooooo....don't eat the cat!!!!
Thanks for listening to The Dirt Trail. I'm glad you liked the atmosphere.
See You In The Shadows…
Thanks for checking out "I'm not human," I am indeed working on a score for a real movie called "Eating Cars," not an imaginary one. Of course, it hasn't been released yet, but there's some info here:
I'm very glad to see you back again this year! Looking forward to hearing your new stuff!
Hey thanks for your comment and also reminding me to check out your fabulous songs, I'm a fan of yours! You're always living somewhere fun, jelly. Anyways nice to hear from you happy fawming!
Hey Holly, thank you for your kind words regarding Tell Me You're Mine All Mine 😀
Can't wait to hear more amazing songs from your toy orchestra!
Here's another one hoping for more.
Hey Holly. Hoping to hear more loveliness from you this year!
Hello!!! I hope you're back this year!! 😀 I look forward to hearing you again. 😀
Hey there!! 😀 Can't wait to hear more of your wonderful creations... Let me know if you have any interest in another collaboration! 😀