Yakushimaru Etsuko biography
Best known as the vocalist of Sotaisei Riron, Etsuko Yakushimaru casts a wide creative net, also working as an illustrator, narrator, and composer of music for television commercials. In addition, she is a primary member of electronic pop unit Tutu Helvetica, and collaborates with a number of highly regarded musicians and bands including Kuricorder Quartet, Haruo Chikada, and Yukihiro Takahashi ( Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sketch Show, pupa, etc.) on various projects.
A disarmingly charming vocal style and whimsical lyrics are her trademarks, along with her detached stage presence. She released the single "Oyasumi Paradox" as a solo artist in October, and her sure to be forthcoming full-length solo album is widely anticipated.