Mammatus Clouds EP repress on Guruguru Brain.
This EP was originally released in a limited run of 100 cassettes in early 2014 and on vinyl also in 2014 on Captcha and Cardinal Fuzz. Each song builds on a direct, yet otherworldly folk/psych vibe, evolving into a joyous, haunting, far-out and totally colorful tribal sound.
"KIKAGAKU MOYO state that with improvisation they can freely explore beyond consciousness as they make ‘free music’ and you can well imagine this as they take you on a journey through inner space with Mammatus Clouds. Here we are treated to meditative waves of ritualistic music as sitar player Ryu is to the fore on these recordings as the band stretch out to infinity, falling somewhere between the collected works of Bo Anders Perrson, George Harrison’s sitar exploits and The Taj Mahal Travellers" (www.thesleepingshaman.com)
released August 28, 2020
Artwork & Layout by Nik Rayne
Special inner sleeves are designed/collaged by WDZIEKONSKI
Track 1: recorded live at Ikebukuro Chop, Jan, 25, 2014. (No mix/edit)
Track 2 & 3: Recorded and Mixed by Hideki Urawa
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The most traditional psych-rock project these guys have made. They stick to the classic formula but adding their own twists and turns to each song. Kodama is the absolute stand-out for me and is genuinely my favorite Kikagaku Moyo song of all time and not gonna lie, the 2021 reissue gold vinyl looks so cool!
PLAY THIS SHIT AT A PARTY AND GO CRAZY!!! naakz
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Simply one of my favorite albums in contemporary music. Every single track sets a different mood, and they're all quite dreamy. If you can, I highly recommend seeing these guys live as well. It's quite the experience. jaylecavalier