Makoto Kino is the project of Mexico City-based musician Francisco Cabrera Celio.
Eternal Loss, their debut album, was released on November 2, 2016. Made during a three-year period, the songs were composed using a Yamaha DX100 Synthesizer, various effect pedals, an off-brand microphone and found samples. The album serves as a statement of being true to oneself and burying the lost time.
Best described as “Drone Pop”, it mixes elements of Drone, Noise, Electronic, Pop and various other genres. The sound of the record was influenced by artists like Rites Wild, Holly Herndon, Topaz Rags, Oneohtrix Point Never, Vektroid and many others.
The album has been featured on articles, interviews and various best of 2016 lists from blogs worldwide.
A MV for "Worship Eyes", directed by Makoto Kino and Cute Virus was released on August 21, 2017.
The cassette version of the album was released on November 2, 2017, on its first anniversary.
"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."
"An hour of beats and minimalistic melodies, that have the sofistication to not be mixed, or confused with the specialized electronic music so many people has been requesting lately."
"A character that via minimalist sounds builds ilusory rhythms that could, and are another thing. More mature than in other works, Francisco Cabrera gives us a long and dark record, like a tunnel in which one could not go that easily."
"A decadent atmosphere and heartless eroticism in which voices are sung repeatedly. The color to swallow everything is black."