Exposé Online banner

Phew (Hiromi Moritani)

Phew (Hiromi Moritani)
Hiromi Moritani, best known by her stage name "Phew," is a Japanese avant-garde vocalist who started out as a member of the legendary punk band Aunt Sally. In 1981 she and the members of Can (Conny Plank, Holger Czukay, and Jaki Liebezeit) made her debut solo album, and since then she has worked with a variety of artists around the world. Her work has encompassed many styles, including minimalist electronics, noise, punk, and avant-rock.
Not on file
Related articles (1)
Releases on file (10)
Phew — New World Phew — New World
(Felicity PECF-1130, 2015, CD)
Phew — Five Finger Discount Phew — Five Finger Discount
(Bereket bmp 001, 2010, CD)
Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble — Dreams Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble — Dreams
(Tzadik TZ 7238, 2002, CD)
Otomo Yoshihide — Plays the Music of Takeo Yamashita Otomo Yoshihide — Plays the Music of Takeo Yamashita
(P-Vine PCD-5804, 1999, CD)
Phew & Sei-ichi Yamamoto — Shi-a-wa-se no Su-mi-ka Phew & Sei-ichi Yamamoto — Shi-a-wa-se no Su-mi-ka
(Tokuma TKCH-71454, 1998, CD)
Ground-Zero — Plays Standards Ground-Zero — Plays Standards
(ReR Megacorp GZ3, 1997/2002, CD)
Phew — Himitsu no Knife Phew — Himitsu no Knife
(Creativeman CMDD-00010, 1995, CD)
Phew — Our Likeness Phew — Our Likeness
(Mute CD STUMM 96, 1992, CD)
Phew — View Phew — View
(P-Vine PCD-7221, 1987/2002, CD)
Phew — Phew Phew — Phew
(Clinck CRCD5092, 1981/2014, CD)

Latest news

Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more

Gary Peacock RIP – Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more. » Read more

Tim Smith RIP – Tim Smith, leader of the eccentric band Cardiacs, has died at the age of 59 after many years of health problems. Cardiacs was known for intense and complicated music that combined punk energy with the rhythmic and harmonic sophistication of progressive rock. » Read more

Judy Dyble RIP – Singer-songwriter Judy Dyble, who was a founding member of Fairport Convention and one of the distinctive voices of the 60s folk revival in Britain, has died at the age of 71. Her passing came at the end of a long illness, though which she continued to work. » Read more

Ennio Morricone RIP – Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight. » Read more

Previously in Exposé...

Death Organ - 9 to 5 – This is some heavy stuff! If crunchy swirling Hammond B3 at full volume through Leslie speakers — accompanied only by bass and drums — is something that might interest you, then listen up. Death...  (1995) » Read more

Barry Cleveland - Hologramatron – Barry Cleveland considers his new album a departure from past efforts. I’d agree, only insofar as many of the songs feature vocals. But for those who recall Cleveland’s lauded 2004 album,...  (2010) » Read more

Lightwave - Mundus Subterraneus – There’s no question that this electronic ensemble is one of the best exponents of original music around today. This is their third CD after several superb cassettes and is the first release with...  (1996) » Read more

Robert Rich - Inner Landscapes – There is a wealth of music to be found on Audion / Ultima Thule’s Auricle cassette label. Right off the bat, there are the Peter Frohmader classics Jules Verne Cycle and Orakel / Tiefe, the...  (1999) » Read more

Lars Hollmer - Andetag – Hollmer has been producing solo albums long enough to garner him attention beyond that of being Zamla's keyboardist and one of their main writers. His music still, after all these years, defies...  (1998) » Read more

Listen & discover

Print issues