Venus X

  • Hatsune Miku hologram performing live in concert, Zepp Tokyo, Odaiba, Japan, March 9, 2010.

    Venus X

    1 Hatsune Miku, Live in Tokyo Hatsune Miku is a super-successful sixteen-year-old Japanese female pop star, but she is not human. Developed in 2007 by Crypton Future Media, Hatsune (whose name literally means “future sound”) is a hologram. Appearing as a projection onstage, beside her living, breathing bandmates and before her live fans, she blows my mind. But she also makes me wonder: Where are all the real women in music right now, or is Hatsune just continuing the legacy of empty female vessels in pop music?

    2 RØSENKØPF Despiritualized (self-released) I was lucky enough to hear the demo tape