Cibo Matto was a Japanese-American band formed by Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori in New York in 1994. Their debut album Viva! La Woman is the only album to be released by them as a duo, before Sean Lennon, Timo Ellis and Duma Love joined the band. It therefore also sounds quite different from the rest of the Cibo Matto catalogue: the album is best described as a trip hop fused with pop and alternative hiphop, and its lyrical subject matter is mostly concerned with food. Two singles were released from the album: “Birthday Cake” and “Know Your Chicken”.
Format / 180g audiophile LP, limited numbered edition /1000, translucent red pressing
Label / Music On Vinyl
Cat No / MOV000663
Genre / Pop, Hip Hop
Release date / Originally 1996, reissued 18 June 2021