幼少期より様々な楽器に触れ、音楽・音響の世界に深く傾倒していく。2006年にKey名義でDrum&Bass MC/Vocalistとしてキャリアをスタート。同時に楽曲制作においても独自に実験を重ね、2016年にベルリン拠点のレーベルHoroと契約。2017年にBerlin AtonalにてLemna名義での初パフォーマンスを行う。同年、HoroよりEP「Urge Theory」をリリース。2018年にSamurai Musicの10周年記念コンピレーション「Decade」に参加。2019年にはSNTS主宰のレーベルSacred CourtよりEP「Figure and Ground」、HoroよりダブルEP「Retrocausality: A Priori / A Posteriori」、ライブ音源「The Five Elements」をリリース。
Japanese native Maiko Okimoto, also known as Lemna, is a composer/producer based in Tochigi, Japan.
Maiko began studying music and classical piano at age 4. Starting as a vocalist/guitarist in bands, she gradually began to take an interest in musical acoustics and composition. After she studied music production and sound engineering at the academy, she began her musical journey in 2006 in the most unlikely of ways - as an MC for D&B DJ's in Tokyo under the name of Key. Following a natural progression as a recorded vocalist, she began to experiment with production even more deeply. Stylistically starting as D&B hybrids, Lemna's music grew into a totally robust, unique sound, equal parts ambient and techno with a rhythmically experimental approach defining the bulk of her work. She signed with Berlin based label: Horo in 2016, and debuted her first live performance as Lemna entitled “Sediment” at Berlin Atonal in 2017.
Maiko tries to find out the beautiful ratio to frame the moment of the constantly changing dynamic world and express it on a time axis, while hovering between regularity and irregularity, which is like order and chaos, artifact and nature, intellect and emotion, or conscious and subconscious. She is always trying to find a balance in them, not to split them in a dualistic way.
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