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POFTX – Dallas, TX

Parade of Flesh / Plenty of Fun

 

KIKAGAKU MOYO

Sunday, October 31
Show | 7pm // Door | 7pm
$17

October 31st at Deep Ellum Art Co. – Kikagaku Moyo have come a long way – both literally and metaphorically – since their humble beginnings busking on the streets of Tokyo back in 2012. A tight-knit group of five friends who bonded over the desire to play freely, and explore music associated with space and psychedelia, their initial ambitions were modest – semi-regular slots in the cramped clubs of the city’s insular music scene. Yet the band’s progressive, folk-influenced take on psychedelia marked them out from their peers and re-started Japan’s psych rock scene; it also brought them international acclaim. With a settled line up – Go Kurosawa (drums, vox), Ryu Kurosawa (sitar), Tomo Katsurada (guitar, vox), Daoud Popal (guitar), Kotsuguy (bass) – and a signature sound that blended classical Indian music, Krautrock, traditional folk, 70s rock, and acid-tinged psych, the band sold out shows across Europe and founded their own label, Guruguru Brain, to showcase not just their own work, but the under-represented music scene in East Asia.

Kikagaku Moyo are a Japanese psychedelic band from Tokyo. The band's name translates to "geometric patterns." The band was formed by Go Kurosawa (drums/vocals) and Tomo Katsurada (guitar/vocals) in the summer of 2012. Their early days were spent busking on the streets of Tokyo as a free music collective. A more permanent lineup was reached when Daoud (guitar) joined and they met Kotsu Guy (bass) while he was recording vending machines for his noise project.