This has to be one of the most depressing pieces of music I’ve heard in a while, and it’s perfect for post turkey day, while most of us are high off of tryptophan. matryoshka (small ‘m’ done intentionally) are a Japanese post-rock band based out of Tokyo, and they make music that is painfully delicate. …
Beyond Beyond is Beyond has begun to carve a place for themselves as the premier prog-psych record label in the United States. Their catalog features acts like Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo, Brooklyn’s Ancient Ocean and many others. This compilation is a great way to introduce yourselves to their racket.
THIS is good techno – something wild and experimental, not cheap ‘ploink ploink’ rubbish. Thanks to Praveer Bea for posting this on his Facebook page. For more on dagshenma, do to their Bandcamp page or Tumblr site.
Richard Barbieri never disappoints. From his work in Japan to all of the wonderful projects he’s worked on since, he’s shown to be a thoroughly underrated synth player. There’s always hope he’ll reach a bigger audience. The surprise here, for me, is Steve Hogarth. I’m not a huge fan of Marillion (at least since old …
Experimental musicians are a funny lot. They put out strange, sometimes stiff, clinical sound experiments. And then Ryoji Ikeda decides to have a laugh and make a static and blip cover of AC/DC‘s seminal classic. Genius. And thanks to the ever darling Christine Tesla Coil who originally posted this.
Terrible news from The WIRE. Susumu Yokota, ambient DJ and composer extraordinaire, passed away from complications in March of this year, but the family only recently made a public announcement of his passing. You can read The WIRE obituary here, as well as notes from FACT Magazine, The Leaf Label and Natalie.mu. To hear some …
Imagine a hyperactive Strawberry Switchblade doing God-knows-what with Alvin & The Chipmunks, but in a positive way. This, ladies and gentlemen, is Seiko Oomori. She will be huge with just a wee push.
There seems to be absolutely no information on this band except for an entry at their label, Branco Records, out of Japan. This was originally a private pressing, and it reminds me of some soft, hazy, prog-psych, with touches of bands like The Flower Travellin’ Band.
If you could harness a King Crimson-esque rhythm section, violent horns and chanting reminiscent of Magma, you would have Japan’s incredible Bi Kyo Ran. Truly, the love child of Crimson, Magma, and maybe Fela Kuti.
The New Republic’s Christopher Beam writes on the tragic fraud, Mamoru Samuragochi, and the lie he peddled on being a deaf composer, who was, in fact, neither deaf nor much of a composer, since Takashi Niigaki was really the one doing the composing.