Shoko Igarashi grew up surrounded by dreamlike landscapes of abundant nature in the snowy countryside of Tsuruoka, a mysterious and surreal region. After beginning her musical career in Tokyo, she attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree of music. She then relocated to Brooklyn, New York where she began regularly performing live alongside innumerable talented jazz musicians. In 2018, she moved to Brussels and founded the group Maniac Maison with her partner, pianist Casimir Liberski, and guitarist Lucien Fraipont.
Since 2018, Shoko has written and compiled a series of well-crafted, colorful electronic songs curating diverse influences such as Sly & the Family Stone, Earth Wind & Fire, Japanese City-Pop, ’70s jazz fusion and anime film music.