Monday, 5 June 2017

Classic

Name: Kikagaku Moyo
Origin: Japan
Album: House In The Tall Grass
Year: 2016
Links: Bandcamp, Sulatron Records
Label: Guruguru Brain


Limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl with a blue blob


People of the universe stop what you are doing and let me imprint Kikagaku Moyo onto your brain! This album, 'The House In The Tall Grass' is my favorite of 2016 and one of my favorite albums in many a year. It was so nearly not the case, as I disregarded it for quite some time. Why? I was a musical snob! I thought to myself, 'music from Japan, sure that's not for me!' I kept seeing it posted every other day with people raving about it. This also coincided with their summer tour to the UK last year, again, people were going mad for them Live too!  I wondered what all the fuss was about and had a listen on their bandcamp page and to say my musical world changed right there, is an understatement! It just so happened that I know somebody who was going to see them in Glasgow that very evening. I was straight on to her and put my name down for the beauty you see above. I was very lucky indeed as the band were running out of them by the time they got to Glasgow. You will pay a pretty penny for this version now, in fact, you'll need an extra mortgage if you want any first press by Kikagaku Moyo such is the demand for them. I'm glad I was on the ball that day!





Full Album


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Name: Kikagaku Moyo
Origin: Japan
Album:  Self Titled
Year: 2014
Links: Bandcamp, Sulatron Records
Label: Captcha Records




Limited to 300 copies on ultra clear with deep red splatter vinyl





Full Album


As soon as my love affair started with Kikagaku Moyo started, I went back into their discography to see what else I could pick up. Sadly, if you don't pick up these albums when they go on release, you end up paying a fortune for them, like I did. Fortunately for you though, this album has had a reissue recently on Guruguru Brain. Sadly Captcha Records who originally released it ceased trading.

This album is their debut from 2013. The version I have is a reissue from 2014. The sleeve is a thing of beauty. The print is silver on mat black. Probably one of the nicest sleeves I own. This album doesn't quite reach the highs of House In The Tall Grass, but is a close second.

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Name: Kikagaku Moyo
Origin: Japan
Album: Forest Of Lost Children
Year: 2014
Links: Bandcamp, Sulatron Records
Label: Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records




Repress, Olive & black splatter


Forest Of Lost Children is the third album by Kikagaku Moyo. This was released On BBIB in 2014. I got lucky with this one knowing somebody who had a couple of spare copies hidden away, so I didn't end up spending a fortune on this one. This also has has a reissue recently coinciding with there US tour that is finishing up at the moment. The vinyl is clear with a black blob and can be bought over at BBIB as we speak. The only one That I'm missing now is Mammatus Clouds and hasn't as yet had a reissue since the year it was released in 2014. Fingers X that might happen soon with the popularity of the band at the moment.

The art on this sleeve is done by  Go Kurosawa the drummer of the band. For ages I though it was by Nik Rayne of The Myrrors. Similar to his style and is well connected with BBIB.


Smoke And Mirrors

3 comments:

  1. Very envious of your collection! Waiting for my copy of 'Stone Garden' at the moment.

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  2. Think everybody else is too! Seems to be a problem with the distribution company. Unfortunately the band are on tour so had to hand over the distribution to a third party that seems to be a bit dodge. Although they have started hitting the shops, so there is hope.

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  3. I've just purchased the House In The Tall Grass album (not on vinyl, I'm afraid, am I still allowed to view these pages?)

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