A split release by two of Topshelf Records' favorite Japanese bands, LITE and Mouse on the Keys, who have joined forces to create an incredibly unique, mathy, amazing EP. The release features four tracks total with a new song from each band along with both bands doing a cover of the other. Standard vinyl with accompanying download card.
LITE is a Japanese instrumental rock band known for thrilling and emotional compositions, progressive, edgy riffs and complex rhythms. Widely regarded for their explosive live show and tireless touring in the US, Europe and Asia, LITE are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Japan in the last decade. The quartet who is entering their fourteenth year together, issued their first proper US release in 2014 with Installation.
Formed in 2006, with elements of jazz, funk, post‐rock and electronic music, Mouse on the Keys fits into a genre of their own. The trio consists of two former members of the influential Japanese underground band Nine Days Wonder, Akira Kawasaki and Atsushi Kiyota. They teamed up with Daisuke Niitome, who has played drums as well as composed music for countless jazz‐funk and hip hop bands. Their unique sound, comprising two pianos, two keyboards and drums, continue to stand at the forefront of the Japanese music scene