Chimera Music is excited to announce the release of Hotel Valentine, Cibo Matto’s first record since 1999 Coming out on February 14, 2014, the album was self-produced over a two-year period by Cibo Matto founders and co-conspirators Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda. Helping to create the kaleidoscopic, post-regional grooves and funky blasts of pure danceability on Hotel Valentine are guitarist Nels Cline, drummer Glenn Kotsche, percussionist Mauro Refosco, vocalist Reggie Watts, trumpeter Michael Leonhart, trombonist Aaron Johnson, Douglas Wieselman and many others. Hotel Valentine is their most impressive release to date as it finds them constructing a rich concept album, a love story amid the ghosts traversing the hallways of a hotel. Underneath the lush sonic palate, they have created the soundtrack to an invisible film as they’ve continued to refine their sound and remain fully committed to an ethic of fun.
The first track the band is sharing from Hotel Valentine is “MFN.” The colorful, avant-psychedelic video was directed by Georgia and premiered yesterday at Pitchfork.