Kikagaku Moyo / Mind Over Mirrors / Plastic Crimewave Syndicate / Permanent Records DJs
Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
KIKAGAKU MOYO call their sound psychedelic because it encompasses a broad spectrum of influence & elements of classical Indian music, Krautrock, traditional folk, and 70s Rock. The Tokyo five- piece's music is about freedom of the mind and body, and building a bridge between the supernatural and the present. Their newest album, House In The Tall Grass, released on their own Guruguru Brain Records, unfolds itself through many layers. Existing fans of Kikagaku Moyo will be comforted by the soft vocals harmonies and warm sitar, but what sets this release apart is the refinement of the band’s song-writing and their delicate execution. They made their Empty Bottle debut last October, and we're overjoyed to have them back on our stage!
MIND OVER MIRRORS, the ever-evolving project of Jaime Fennelly, deploys modest acoustic constituent materials—an Indian pedal harmonium and the human voice—to produce roiling, meditative music that both simulates the swells and troughs of synthesized electronics and conjures the ceaseless rhythms of tidal surges. In its prayerful patience, its simultaneously formal and folk aspects, and its unabashed beauty, it doesn’t sound much like anything else being made today. There is an easy, and unusual, confluence of praise and play at work in Jaime’s music that catalyzes heady reverie. This sense of simultaneity, of intertwined traditions, recalls Henry Flynt’s fusion of Appalachian traditions with avant-garde tactics, an acknowledged influence.
Coming in hot is PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SYNDICATE, led by the inimitable STEVE KRAKOW and propelled by a pizza-fueled monster on bass. The band’s loud and spazzy solid gold spans from cavern-aged punk to lonely, hollowed-out psych/folk – further proof that MR. KRAKOW and co. sure know how to get weird in all the right places.
Our friends over at Permanent Records will be kicking the evening off via the decks. They're also co-presenting this show!