Makoto Kino is the project of Mexico City-based musician Francisco Cabrera Celio.
The sound of the project can be best described as “Drone Pop”, mixing elements of Drone, Noise, Electronic, Pop and various other genres. Among their influences there are artists like Rites Wild, Holly Herndon, Laurel Halo, Tentenko, genres like City Pop, K-Pop, the japanese idol scene, astrology and mysticism.
Eternal Loss, their debut album, was released on November 2, 2016. Made during a three-year period, the album serves as a statement of being true to oneself and burying the lost time. The album has been featured on articles, interviews and various best of 2016 lists from blogs worldwide. A cassette version of the album was released on November 2, 2017, on its first anniversary.
A MV for "Worship Eyes", directed by Makoto Kino and Cute Virus was released on August 21, 2017.
WATER BLUE, released on July 2, 2018, is the first in a series of CDRs released on Drone Idol, their personal label. WATER BLUE takes on a more meditative, ambient road than their debut album, inspired by anime series Love Live Sunshine.
"Ten tracks that fly in spiral towards a void that sounds comforting and reflexive. Songs that shine in a dark room. The Mexico City musician creates a tridimensional halo, perfect to get lost in the infinite."
"Instrumental atmospheric pieces composed of loops of found sounds and a DX-100, compiled over a few years. Not drone or noise, but drone pop or noise pop."
"Incorporating subtle experimental doses, Makoto Kino knows how to create songs within pop atmospheres, pleasant enough to captivate the listener. Sculpting samples and weaving loops with intoxicating modulations into comfortable zones that turn into perched spheres."
"A decadent atmosphere and heartless eroticism in which voices are sung repeatedly. The color to swallow everything is black."