Holly Lanasolyluna aka Sushi Neko Roll 14


Japan   Feb 2014

Artist Bio

Influences:   I have way too many influences to mention, but recently I've been really digging Lido Pimienta, ANOHNI, Tuneyards, Glasser, Mitski, Y La Bamba, and Frankie Cosmos.

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 my husband Tomo. This is going to be my 4th FAWM. The first two years I participated in FAWM from Tokyo. Last year I was teaching in the countryside in Tanzania, where power and internet were unpredictable and scarce, and I didn't make as many solo songs as I had hoped. This year I am newly arrived back from living in Colombia, back in Japan, and not sure how this FAWM will go because we don't actually have a place to live yet. My mind is also a mess, dealing with a lot of weird (reverse?) Japan culture shock after so much time away, and all the yucky things happening around the world, like is this end? Hoping for the best, musically, for humanity. 😀 I hope all your songs will cheer me up. Thanks for listening.

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.

Songs (14)

#1 Karibu Sana 12
Feb 4
#2 Luz, Te Espero @santadharma 15
Feb 4
#3 The Sanga Dharma @santadharma 14
Feb 8
#4 Medellin Mythology @santadharma 11
Feb 8
#5 Zen Retroversion @santadharma 13
Feb 11
#6 Buddha Save the Casio (Fascism is Breaking Our Instruments) @santadharma 19
Feb 12
#7 Shooting Stars @santadharma 10
Feb 23
#8 Holla in the Dala-Dala 5
Feb 23
#9 The World is Round 6
Feb 23
#10 Empathy Machine Unplugged @zecoop  17
Feb 23
#11 Santa Marta @santadharma 5
Feb 25
#12 Tokyo Blues @santadharma 6
Feb 26
#13 Ethiopian Cassette 5
Feb 27
#14 Telephone Songs 6
Feb 27


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  • @karlsburg25  Feb 28

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments and wow you had a slightly more stressful time at the airport than i did it seems. Although its funny where inspiration can come from. I did think this is mad so lets write a song!! And i totally understand your having to readjust to the western world and its ways. Its really tough when you have been away for so long and seen and done so much which you clearly have. At least you have your incredible music to let it all out x

  • @zecoop  Feb 24

    I would definitely *love* to collaborate anytime... I'm glad you like the mix and the more I listened to it, there really was no need for any additional vocals. It's such a strong vocal and lyrical statement... very powerful on its own. Thank you once again for writing this song with me! It is truly wonderful.

  • @johnnyjustice Feb 20

    Thank you for the very nice comments! I'm going to try and listen to a couple more of your songs soon 😀
    Keep at it!

  • @zecoop  Feb 16

    Hey there... 😀
    Let me know if you think that Yamaha song will work out. Another possibility is a song I posted a few days that was (almost) all Casio.

    Either, both or neither... Let me know! 😀

  • @candle Feb 10

    Enjoying yours & your husband's music thus far. I hope you guys find a place, though it sounds like your adventures have inspired a lot of your music. Keep up the great work!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @zecoop  Feb 9

    Hey there... I sent you a Facebook message with a link to a song I wrote and recorded tonight. Mostly 80's Yamaha keyboards, plus my 70's combo organ drums and some electric guitar. It's dark....... 😀
    You can e-mail me at zecoop at yahoo

  • @spunky4455 Feb 8

    Thanks for listening and for your comments. had so much fun doing the collab!

  • @owl  Feb 8

    Haha the sufjan quote is a joke (it's from clickhole) but seems pretty plausible! I have very little patience for the technical side of things and I've found the Spire app to be the lowest-effort solution yet 😀

  • @kristi  Feb 8

    Thank you for your lovely comments on "...Not That Story"! Appreciate the listen!

  • @jorh Feb 7

    Thank you for you kind comments 😀 Hopefully somebody will create some music for it!

  • @crisp1  Feb 7

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my lyric, Holly. It didn't start out the way it ended up but I guess that happens to a lot of my lyrics! All the best to you in Tokyo! I'm overseas now, too, in Eastern Europe. But California will always be home.

  • @pinky  Feb 7

    Cool! I have a cousin in the JET program, she's super cool and lives in Fukuoka. You have an awesome list of tools in your music box, I have a casio PT-31 I was thinking of doing a song with. It's got the one key chord thing that just grooves.

  • @zecoop  Feb 5

    Sweet... I am not sure Casio song 1 is right for you, but I'm going to keep working on the keyboards tomorrow. Even if it is just lyrics/vocals - that'd be cool. 😀

  • @zecoop  Feb 5

    Hey there... so, following up on previous years and Instagrams... I really want to do a collaboration with you guys! My FAWM plan is to use everything I own and am working on using the 80's keyboards tonight (and many other nights, most likely). I don't do lyrics, so I can let you know what I have and see if anything works. You would be welcome to say no, or say yes and add anything you'd like. Let me know........ 😀

  • @giantenemycliche Feb 2

    I followed you guys last year! Looking forward to what you make this year 😀

  • @theresaj Feb 1

    Thank you for your nice comment on my sad birthday song! I'm not really sad but it was fun to pretend in order to get a song out of it! Appreciate you stopping by. I'll check back in to hopefully hear something from you!

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 1

    Oh thanks for stopping by! I look forward to your work!

  • @helene  Jan 30

    Hello hello! Happy FAWMing!

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 2017

    Hi, sorry I did not respond belatedly to your belated soundcloud response. You are a brave individual to go into the place you are going and do the things you are doing, just sayin'.