Kikagaku Moyo 'Stone Garden EP' Artwork

Kikagaku Moyo ‘Stone Garden EP’ Artwork

Following last year’s highly praised album House In The Tall Grass, Tokyo’s Kikagaku Moyo have announced plans for a new EP ‘Stone Garden’, and summer European live dates. ‘Stone Garden EP’ will be released on vinyl & digital on Friday 21st April via the record label the band run, Guruguru Brain. They have also just shared a first taste of it with the mesmerizing & invigorating sitar-led track ‘In A Coil’. Listen below.

‘Stone Garden EP’ 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 free-form 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, ‘Stone Garden EP’ 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. So check it out.

‘Stone Garden EP’ tracklisting:
1. Backlash
2. Nobakitani
3. Trilobites
4. In A Coil
5. Floating Leaf

Tue 20th June – London – Moth
Wed 21st June – Manchester – Deaf Institute
Thur 22nd June – Leeds – Lending Room
Fri 23rd June – Brighton – Hope & Ruin
Sun 27th August – Green Man Festival

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