Kikagaku Moyo / ????? at Echoplex
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Monday, October 17th, 2016
Echoplex - 8:30 pm
Kikagaku Moyo started in the summer of 2012 busking on the streets of Tokyo. Though the band started as a free music collective it quickly evolved into a tight group of multi-instrumentalists. Their first, Self-Titled, record was released digitally and discovered by Cosmic Eye/Sound Effect Records in Greece which put out their first 12” LP. The band’s popularity spread extensively through the blogging community. Their first tour took place in Australia sharing dates with the Aussie band Dreamtime. By April 2014 Kikagaku Moyo had recorded their second LP “Forest of Lost Children” which was released in May 2014 by Beyond Beyond is Beyond records. Addit ionally, they released “Mammatus Clouds” on cassette via Sky Lantern Records, showcasing the band’s experimental side. The band toured the U.S. at the same time sharing bills with Moon Duo, Eternal Tapestry, White Manna, Life Coach, and the Myrrors. They played at Aust in Psych Fest and L.A. Psych Fest to high acclaim.
Their Self-Titled record and MammatusClouds were re-released on 12” vinyl later in 2014 by Captcha recordsin the U.S. and Cardinal Fuzz Recordsin the UK. Both pressings sold out in a matter of days. In support of these releases, the band toured the U.K. in October of 2014. In 2015, Kikagaku Moyo toured for 35 days across Europe selling out shows in Berlin, London, Paris, Porto, Lisbon, Barcelona and Geneva. They appeared at Eindhoven Psych Lab and Duna Jam. The band has earned their reputation as f ierce and captivating performers. 2015 also saw the release of several split 7” records, the first with Kinskion God Unknown Records and a self-released split with Moon Duo. Kikagaku Moyo call their sound “psychedelic” because it encompasses a broad spectrum of influence. Their music incorporates elements of classical Indian music, Kraut Rock, Tradit ional Folk, and 70s Rock. Most importantly their music is about freedom of the mind and body and building a bridge between the supernatural and the present. Improvisation is a key element to their sound. Kikagaku Moyo play music to ignite your soul and foster euphoria. Their songs compel you to let your hair down, throw your arms in the air and smile.