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Gatefold Coloured Vinyl
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●ltd Coloured vinyl with gatefold jacket and Guruguru Brain's special order-made obi. ●ltd 1500 press. only 500 available here. ●ltd collage poster included, designed by Mindaugas Jankauskas. ●The artwork made by Lithuanian collage artist Mindaugas Jankauskas. Mindaugas declares passion for handmade paper collage, creates his collage compositions by using various elements - mostly vintage magazines, antique books, record sleeves and other peculiar objects that he finds inspiring. This collage was created by using 1968-1980 Soviet Union and German photography magazines.
Stone Garden started in a basement studio in Prague with a nearly continuous session over several days and nights. The original concept was influenced by the raw and seemingly endless jams of psychedelic pioneers. The freeform songs that emerged from these sessions were refined over several months at the band's home in Tokyo where each song was sculpted into an uncommon form.
Compared to the relatively song-based House In The Tall Grass (2016), Stone Garden is a window into Kikagaku Moyo’s more experimental side. While improvisation is essential to their songwriting process it can take on many forms. This record enabled the band to experiment not only with instrumentation but also atonality and a playful approach to mixing. The unexpected results have become five unique songs each woven together through the same process.
Kikagaku Moyo started in the summer of 2012 busking on the streets of Tokyo.
Though the band started as a free musiccollective, it quickly evolved into a tight group of multi-instrumentalists.
Kikagaku Moyo call their sound psychedelicic because it encompasses a broad spectrum of influence.
Their music incorporates elements of classical Indian music, Krautrock, Traditional Folk, and 70s Rock.
Most importantly their music is about freedom of the mind and body and building a bridge between the supernatural and the present.
Improvisation is a key element to their sound.
released April 21, 2017
Mixed & Produced by Hideki Urawa
Mastered by Yui Kimijima
Recorded at Faust Studio in Prague May 2016
Artwork by Mindaugas Jankauskas
KIKAGAKU MOYO are
A wonderful slice of Krautrock hailing from the east. It's all here, the swirling guitars, the motorik drumbeat and the spacey atmosphere behind it all. Listen to this one while driving and you're guaranteed to blow right past your exit! Shoots the Food