Tomatoism is a member of the japanese “kusoikore” scene. He released an album “I AM TOMATO” on free dl and limited edition CD on Neetspeak : https://neetspeak.bandcamp.com/album/im-a-tomato
He kindly answered my interview in English and I thank him a lot for this!
1 – First could you introduce yourself to people who don’t know about your music?
Floppie is my old name. this is a liveset of my final gig as Floppie (editor’s note : this was the release party for the compilation “Kusoikore 3” which took place end of 2016 at Osaka. The Kusoikore 3 compilation can be downloaded freely: http://kusoikore.autonomous.fm/index.html#dl ).
2 – Your music displays very varied types of music even though we can feel it’s very light-hearted and upbeat overall. Could you tell us about your musical influences?
3 – I saw an album of yours on bandcamp some months ago but your soundcloud now says your first EP is to be released soon with no mention of your first release, what happened?
I’M A TOMATO is not first EP, that is a first album lol (editor’s note : this explains that I didn’t figure.)
4 – Could you give pointers to beginning producers?
5 – You performed under two names, Floppie and Tomato-chan, could you tell us more about the two entities?
Now, my main name is tomatoism. it is solo project by tomato-chan! (too confusing lol)
6 – You’re part of the japanese underground electronic scene alongside the likes of CDR, Cyte etc… could you introduce this scene to newcomers?
7 – How are genres like breakcore , J-Core, kusoikore etc perceived in japanese society?
All of them are very underground. J-core is a little more popular for video game soundtracks (sound voltex, REFLEC BEAT, osu! etc) and gamers.
I want to promote my track on xKito Music channel lol
9 – Last words are yours!
Thanks for reading!