The English alt-electro quartet Fujiya & Miyagi release the EP EP1 on the 27th.
Fujiya & Miyagi
It has been five years since Fujiya & Miyagi last featured and the music has developed considerable since 2011.
The quartet are releasing a series of three EPs each will relate to the other and the first track of the four on EP1 – Serotonin Rushes (which is available from directly from Fujiya & Miyagi) is an ebb and flow of electro based ambient luxury. The guitar and vocal slip inside each other, while the bass and drum provide the pulses for the electronics.
It is a pleasure to come back to the quartet after such a lengthy break in featuring their creativity.
Graces, a vehicle for the English indie-synth creator Steve Harrison, is set to release the EP – EP1 on the 13th.
The second of the five tracks on EP1 – Amber is delightfully the most robust, in my view, as it eschews much of the user friendly waxing that runs through many of the others on the release. The two central themes slide against each other with the ease of graphite slates, giving the number an intriguing duality and the audience finds themselves checking that they aren’t accidentally playing two tracks at the same time.
The delivery gives the listener the opportunity to concentrate on the Indie influenced edges of Amber, then play it through again to concentrate on the synths, followed by a third play through to harness it all together and each iteration adds to the value of the day.