Paris death Hilton – 192 tentacles – Video

Paris death Hilton is an experimental-electro-rock duo from Japan.

Paris death Hilton

Paris death Hilton

Probably not music to play if you are suffering from a hangover, however, Paris death Hilton are a duo you should find time to fit in to the day somewhere.

I will come back to the band with a fuller article in due course. For now, by way of an introduction, a live version of the angular-glitch of 192 tentacles from the EP Victoria’s Shithole, which is available on bandcamp.

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MONO NO AWARE – 井戸育ち (Well Brought Up) – Video

The Japanese indie quartet MONO NO AWARE release their début LP 人生、山おり谷おり (Life, Mountain Valley) on the 2nd of March.

MONO NO AWARE

MONO NO AWARE

The first track to appear from the forthcoming album is the buoyant and sparkling effervescence of  井戸育ち (Well Brought Up).

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For Tracy Hyde – あたたかくて甘い海 (A Sweet And Warm Sea) – Video

The Japanese indie-gaze quintet For Tracy Hyde were in the New Year Ninety.

For Tracy Hyde - Photograph courtesy of Kodai Kobayashi

For Tracy Hyde – Photograph courtesy of Kodai Kobayashi

From the LP Film Bue – the eleventh of the fourteen tracks – あたたかくて甘い海 (A Sweet And Warm Sea) which resonates of their gauzed sounds.

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Oishiihanashi ( おいしいはなし )

Oishiihanashi ( おいしいはなし ) from Tokyo in Japan is the psychedelic pop quartet of Konno ( コンノ ) (Guitar / Vocal), Kanako ( カナコ )(Keys /Vocal), Yurika ( ユリカ ) (Drums / Vocal) and Niahiyama ( ニシヤマ ) (Bass).

Oishiihanashi ( おいしいはなし ) - psychedelic pop from Japan

Oishiihanashi ( おいしいはなし )

The spirits are lifted on hitting play as Oishiihanashi usher their blurry sounds from the speakers. The listener is left with a sense of fun, whilst the music twists and turns along its path.

There is a naivety to the sound which superbly matches the mood of the music, which is intended for any-time play. That isn’t to say the musicians are not serious players as tracks are written with consideration and capture the spirit of the music in each iteration. Oishiihanashi have a repertoire of songs which they can be proud of and I look forward to hearing their further development.

With a few years behind them the music has become more polished, whilst still retaining the infectious sense of joy that marked their earlier pieces of work. Their most recent LP Room, Sea, Grassland ( 部屋、海、草原 )was released in December of last year and the eight track LP is full of surprising turns.

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Jesus Weekend

Jesus Weekend an alt-synth trio from Osaka in Japan is Seira (Vocals / Guitar / Synth), Sanae (Drums) and Azuna (Bass / Synth).

Jesus Weekend - alt-synth from Japan

Jesus Weekend


Just about a year old Jesus Weekend released their debut five track EP Agleam earlier this month through Fancy That! Records. Somewhat experimental nature the music drifts, as-though hidden in cloud, through the room as instruments and electronics combine. Although not pursuing linear expectations of sound there is a coherence to the music in which the audience can just lay back and enjoy. The muted creations are often subsumed in fuzz, giving the impression of watching butterflies drift in the wind.

The compositions have a global resonance and this is an out-fit who could end up settled anywhere in the world. Always likely to remain on the fringes simply as a result of the nature of the music, which is a great pity, as there is much to be gained by getting to know the music that Jesus Weekend deliver, which has a timeless, ethereal quality, once heard not to be forgotten in quickly. I for one hope it isn’t another twelve months for their next release.

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