Magic things can occur when bands pick their influences from different directions, and that´s what´s happened with KIKAGAKU MOYO and their fusion of western psych and folk rock. While they obviously look to the 1960s and nod to the complexity of the 1970s, they see the music through their very own organic, curious and nuanced prism. In recent years, their music has become more focused and concentrated, with some weirdo pop moves penetrated the deep psych. But they´re still a band capable of exploding from softest stillness to pure jap-style noiserock – and that’s why we love them.
Founders Go Kurosawa and Tomo Katsuradas started as street musicians before the rest of the band one after another joined the gang. Their debut was self-released digitally in 2013 before the rest of the world caught on, and in 2014 it was released on vinyl. That same year the band released another two albums – “Mammatus Clouds” and “Forest of Lost Children” – before going on a tour that took them from Austin Psych Fest to Pustervik in Gothenburg. In 2016 the band’s fourth album “House in the Tall Grass” was released on the Japanese label Guruguru Brain.
KIKAGAKU MOYO performs at Folkteatern on Saturday on Stay Out West.
KIKAGAKU MOYO (幾何学模様 Kikagaku Moyō) translates to "geometric patterns.
Today's tune "Kodama" is taken from 2nd album "Forest of Lost Children", enjoy!
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