Improvised Music from Japan / Haco

Yesterday's Heroes

A special duo project featuring Haco (vocals, effects) and Terre Thaemlitz (electronics, voice).

Yesterday's Heroes' debut album 1979 (released on La Louche in 2004) is an ambitious and unique pop collaboration between two artists who are better known for their experimental work. The concept called for the two of them to form a 1979-early 1980s new wave group and perform as younger, inexperienced versions of ourselves. Not quite Thaemlitz, not quite Haco, but a kind of "after-school" album. The songs, which have been described as "New Wave opera," recall classic techno-pop and industrial beats, but also seem to overlap with the coolness of today.

CD review
on the website The Squid's Ear

Last updated: August 1, 2004