Plastic Chair is Anji’s collaboration with experimental Japanese musician/producer, Chukimai. The two met on the infamous Mp3.com site. Anji sent Chuki some spoken word recordings, which inspired Chuki to compose a song. Inspired by Chuki’s music, Anji sent back some additional vocals, which led to the completion of their first song, “All Those Days Ago.”
Between 2001 and 2003, the duo sporadically recorded in similar fashion, sending song ideas back and forth between the Netherlands, Japan, and the United States via email. Plastic Chair were well on their way to completing an album when disaster struck; the master tracks and original files were lost in a computer crash. Though the two went on to record a few more songs, it seemed they had lost their original inertia. Their final song was produced posthumously in 2005, appropriately entitled “Requiem.”
About a half dozen songs were available as downloads at various points, including “Sexy Plastic Chair,” “Kawaii,” “I Carry You,” and a version of Anji’s prior Bitstream Dream collaboration, “Perfect Boy.” Only one song was officially released, that being “Ragdolls” with special guest violinist, Lev Zhurbin, on a Monolog Recordings mix CD in 2003.
Listen to Plastic Chair featuring Anji Bee:
“Ragdolls” from Different – Chris Garrett (2003) Monolog
“Dispersion” unreleased (2003)
Download Plastic Chair featuring Anji Bee:
3 mp3s available via Garageband