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Kikagaku Moyo - Kikagaku Moyo

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Kikagaku Moyo's eponymous 2013 debut exerts an elemental power. Enlivening their sound with sitars, percussive drums, theremins, wind instruments and ethereal vocals, the band manages to sound powerfully spacious and lazily serene all at once. Their songs can be as light as air, or as heavy as earth. Many evolve out of intense experiences of engagement with the natural world. Opener "Can You Imagine Nothing?" was written over a night spent jamming on a suspended footbridge in remote mountains. As it progressed the bridge began to sway, making band members feel as though they were floating weightless in midair. The band started in the summer of 2012 busking on the streets of Tokyo. Though they started as a free music collective, it quickly evolved into a tight group of multi-instrumentalists. Kikagaku Moyo call their sound psychedelic because it encompasses a broad spectrum of influence including 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.

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