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Forest of Lost Children

by Kikagaku Moyo

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Héctor Hurtado Grooscors
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Héctor Hurtado Grooscors More japanese psychedelic fuzziness? Yes please!
Global Psychedelia
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Global Psychedelia This is Kikagaku's psychedelic acid folk/blues/rock album. Shorter songs, each one solid, each one thick with sound and light. Still rocking the sitar with brilliance in a perfect mix of new Japanese psychedelic rock with classic Japanese, U.S., and U.K. psychedelic rock/blues/folk. The sitar sounds more like the '60s and '70s UK rock stylings than Indian raga, but all the better for it in its presentation of how hard the sitar can rock. Favorite track: Kodama.
SabbathJeff
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SabbathJeff This is incredible. Beautiful, light, cosmic psych that takes you out on a smooth journey through the universe. It's organic, ethereal, and altogether calming. Acid Mothers Temple are to Into The Void as Kikagaku Moyo are to Planet Caravan. Not in the red, more in the yellow. Golden rays of light to travel serenely, Thank you! I hear blues and blind faith as well, very peaceful vibes here.

Thanks to Kojak for the recommendation on this! Cheers brother!

Received. Spun. Loved.
keef chemistry
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keef chemistry an excellent collection of psychedelia and a good range and vibe Favorite track: Smoke and Mirrors.
grh56ur56huru
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grh56ur56huru Excellent psychedelic music, ranging from harder rock to mellow groove. Great album. Favorite track: Kodama.
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    Just in time for Kikagaku Moyo's 2017 US and EU tours in May and June respectively, we've got a beautiful fresh pressing in the works with a brand-new Bone & Black A-side/B-side "swirl" variant. And the cover art for this fourth pressing of FoLC will be printed on heavy duty reverse-board jackets. The band will have a few of these on tour, likely to sell out.

    These will ship May 2017.

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Just in time for Kikagaku Moyo's 2017 US and EU tours in May and June respectively, we've got a beautiful fresh pressing in the works with a brand-new Bone & Black A-side/B-side "swirl" variant. And the cover art for this fourth pressing of FoLC will be printed on heavy duty reverse-board jackets. The band will have a few of these on tour, likely to sell out.

    *These will ship May 2017

    475/1000

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about

To anyone who has heard the music of Kikagaku Moyo, it should come as no surprise that the band’s origins lie in hours upon hours of late-night jamming, illuminated by nothing more than the geometric patterns playing behind the band’s eyelids, resulting in a natural, free-floating sound, as of-the-earth as it is intergalactic. It may be surprising that the band sharpened their improvisational skills by busking on the streets of their native Tokyo. It may be surprising that the band’s overall sound may owe as much or more to the Incredible String Band as it does to Acid Mother’s Temple.

But what’s perhaps most surprising about Forest of Lost Children, the band’s face-melting, recorded-ritual sophomore album, is how utterly centered and mature the band sounds, especially given their relatively short lifespan as a band. Boundless though they may be, Kikagaku Moyo here sound anything but lost, their child-like wonder manifested in a confident, courageous exploration of sound. Labels – psychedelic, folk, prog-rock, psychedelic-folk-mixed-with-prog-rock – do little to accurately reflect the spectrum of influences on display, let alone the more impactful realization of completeness in Kikagaku Moyo’s songs.

Easily one of the most shimmering crown-jewels in the rapidly expanding BBiB catalog, look for Kikagaku Moyo and Forest of Lost Children to be found taking shape in the expanded minds of listeners everywhere. - Ryan Muldoon

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released May 20, 2014

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