Slightly more than three years since the break-up of Number Girl, all four members have now released albums with their respective projects.
Mukai Shuutoku had a head-start with ZAZEN BOYS. Nakao Kentaro sat in with Spiral Chord before getting serious with SLOTH LOVE CHUNKS. Tabuchi Hisako formed toddle in between guitar duties with bloodthirsty butchers. And Ahito Inzawa formed Vola & the Oriental Machine after splitting from ZAZEN BOYS.
How do each of these projects stack up?
This handy table should help you.
|toddle||I dedicate D chord||Pixies/Sonic Youth with girl singer, or (Number Girl + melody) – Mukai’s eccentricity.||
|SLOTH LOVE CHUNKS||Shikakui Vision||toddle with a better singer and a stronger sound||
|Vola & the Oriental Machine||Waiting for My Food||New Wave sans post-punk, or Franz Ferdinand without all teh Gay||
|ZAZEN BOYS||ZAZEN BOYS III||John Zorn/Naked City without the improvisatory skills||