Kikagaku Moyo ~ ZOFFF ~ Wax Machine ~ Acid Box Brighton
Acid Box Promotions are thrilled to welcome back to Brighton one of our all time favourites, the incredible Japanese psych band Kikagaku Moyo / .
Tuesday 27th August
On sale Friday 26th April
13adv / 15otd
Age restrictions - Over 14s - Standing
In-Store at Resident Brighton
Kikagaku Moyo /
Kikagaku Moyo (Japanese for "geometric patterns") are a Tokyo-based psychedelic rock band whose sound incorporates elements of Krautrock, Indian ragas, and acid folk. They balance heavy, crushing jams with softer, more contemplative moments, recalling Japanese psych groups like Acid Mothers Temple and Ghost, as well as their predecessors such as Far East Family Band and the Flower Travellin' Band.
The group was founded during the summer of 2012 by drummer/vocalist Go Kurosawa and guitarist/vocalist Tomo Katsurada. Joined by bassist Kotsuguy, guitarist Daoud Popal, sitarist Ryu Kurosawa, and guest vocalist/theremin player Angie Gotopo, the group recorded its self-titled debut in 2013. Initially self-released digitally, the album was given a vinyl release by Greek label Cosmic Eye later in the year, followed by an American release by Captcha Records in 2014.
The group released two more albums in 2014 (Mammatus Clouds and Forest of Lost Children), and became darlings of the international psychedelic scene, with appearances at Austin Psych Fest and L.A. Psych Fest, in addition to successful tours of America, the U.K., and Europe. In 2015, the group shared split 7" singles with Moon Duo as well as Kinski and Acid Mothers Temple leader Makoto Kawabata. In 2016, the group's fourth album, House in the Tall Grass, was released by Japanese label Guruguru Brain.
"Drawing from western cultural influences, the echoes of space rock, krautrock, post-punk and psychedelia suffuse this music and are distilled into an experience that is exhilarating and at times confounding; both introspective and extrovert they can shift from melodic to dissonant, from full-tilt rock to experimental/ambient with alarming dexterity. a true fusion of the skills and expression of four like-minded musicians, freed from the constraints of song structures and accepted band formalities, exploring music from within and without." Resident Brighton
+ Wax Machine
"A sun-dappled stroll from Kevin Ayer's Canterbury to the heights of Haight-Ashbury, taking in Swinging London, Paris' Left Banke and the Sao Paulo of Os Mutantes along the way. From gossamer-light jazz-rock to acid-dripping space whispers and modal guitar wig-outs, Wax Machine convey an intoxicating sense of playful creativity and freedom." - Shindig! Mag
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