Dosage is the brainchild of Japanese composer, singer, musician, poet and performer Sayoko.
Before starting Dosage, Sayoko studied classical piano (5-16 years old) and design in Japan, then contemporary dance, and crossed paths with the New York music scene (punk, jazz, hip-hop..). She took herself back into the music as a bassist & guitarist, as well as a singer.
In 1998, her first solo album was released on Mitsuo Shindo’s label C.T.P.R/ Columbia Japan as Black Rays, co-produced by Headcase, the unit of three DJ's; Satoru Fujii, Hiroshi Egaitsu and Tetz Matsuoka.
In New York début 1998, she formed Dosage with drummer Frank Altimare (a.k.a. Buz) and guitarist Yutaka Kawana, released the album “Empties” on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records in 2000 - a unique mix combining club music with heavy rock rifs, dub studio techniques, noise and sexy vocals (courtesy of Sayoko). It’s the first installment in a series of daring and challenging albums of Dosage. Follow up "Sur_Electronique" was produced in Paris where Sayoko had relocated and released in 2008; it featured live instruments and electronic, got nominated at the Qwartz International Music Awards. French cellist Gaspar Claus was involved in most of the tracks of Dosage's third offering "Fondant à la lune" (2011). "The Frequency of Emotion", recorded alongside US electronic musician Anthony Bisset, was released in 2015, featured several persons for the different texture and frequency of voices.
Now at her fifth album “The Theory of Pink”, licensed to Gaspar Claus' label Les Disques du Festival Permanent (home of Sourdure, VACARME, Borja Flames...), Dosage keeps exploring the subtle harmony of acoustic & electronic instruments, searching a unique groove/contrast and co-existence of the contradistinction of element.
released October 11, 2019
Buz : drums (1,6)
Franca MaÏ : poem (10, 11)
Dirty_Pink : guitar (2)
Gaspar Claus : cello (1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11)
Vincent Epplay : electronics (3, 5, 6, 9)
Nicolas Laferrerie : guitar (1, 7, 11)
BN Würtz : electronics, bass, composition (4, 10)
Samon Takahashi : electronics, composition (2)
Sayoko : voix, piano, bass, electro (virus), poem
All songs written by Sayoko except Franca Maï's poems (10,11)
All songs composed or co-composed (2, 4, 10) by Sayoko
mix and mastering : Norscq
voice mix : Paul Kendall
recording : Stephane S.
cover & graphic design : Yoshiaki Takao
photo sayoko : Stéphane S.
back cover layout : Borja Flames
(P) & (C) Dosage : under the licence to Les Disques du Festival Permanent
début album Dosage / Empties :