Sun Mar 20 2022

7:00 PM Doors - 11:30 PM

The Magic Bag

22920 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, MI 48220

$20.00

All Ages

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In many folkloric traditions, on a full moon normally is momentarily suspended. Under the "eye of the night' the mind becomes an antenna, and other behaviours and instincts kick in. The new album by Vanishing Twin, Ookii Gekkou (Japanese for Big Moonlight), is the sound of ordinary life under a different set of rules, in a place where it's always right. This is a record conceived and created under lockdown - a sort of dream catcher for all the madness of the last year. each song a spell or incarnation for coping with the oddity and the eeriness of it all. "I moved in with Phil (MFU) in North East London and we started renting a studio nearby", say Cathy Lucas. "So everything was very focused and concentrated in this very small geographical area. With few distractions we could really get lost in what we were doing, and try to really respond with honesty and imagination to what we've been experiencing." The music contains no fewer surprises as a result. It explores new ground for the band, incorporating elements of afrofunk, outer jazz and avant garde, all the while keeping a foot in the more traditional pop songwriting. The transitional opening 'Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou), tells the chaotic story of rock torn away from the earth's outer layer and gradual falling into patterns that give us moon phases, all this over a cohesive groove that nods to space-age music. 'Phase One Million' beckons to a discordant dance floor where afro spars with disco. It is finger clicking modern pop - too good for radio - exuding the perspiration of gyration. A Celebration that's enlarged upon the closing intensity of 'The Lift'. And 'In Cucina (In The Kitchen) is an exotica awayday reminiscent of Sun Ra or KPM records from the late 60's, written as the soundtrack to a chaotic cooking scene. Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells and percussive rallies all follow, each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others. Indeed, even a cursory earful adds to an ever-expanding palette of sound. No mean feat for the newly trimmed quartet of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai and synth/guitar player Phil MFU, this reduction resulting in no fewer ideas and even bigger steps.

The Magic Bag
Vanishing Twin Ookii Gekkou North American Tour

  • Vanishing Twin Ookii Gekkou North American Tour

    Vanishing Twin Ookii Gekkou North American Tour

    Dream Pop

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$20.00

Delivery Method

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Terms & Conditions

*For now, All Shows are VACCINATION ONLY: A physical card or a verified digital representation will be acceptable on these smart phone apps: Clear, Healthvana, VaxYes, AOKpass

*All shows are General Admission.
*Seating is available on a First Come, First Served basis.
*You will need your Valid Picture ID to be admitted for Digital Check-in at the door.
*Ticket purchasers will be digitally checked-in when the Magic Bag doors open on the event day.
*Please refer to the event listing for any age restrictions.
*Included in your fee is a 2.75% credit card processing fee.
The Magic Bag

Vanishing Twin Ookii Gekkou North American Tour

Sun Mar 20 2022 7:00 PM Doors - 11:30 PM

The Magic Bag Ferndale MI
Vanishing Twin Ookii Gekkou North American Tour

$20.00 All Ages

In many folkloric traditions, on a full moon normally is momentarily suspended. Under the "eye of the night' the mind becomes an antenna, and other behaviours and instincts kick in. The new album by Vanishing Twin, Ookii Gekkou (Japanese for Big Moonlight), is the sound of ordinary life under a different set of rules, in a place where it's always right. This is a record conceived and created under lockdown - a sort of dream catcher for all the madness of the last year. each song a spell or incarnation for coping with the oddity and the eeriness of it all. "I moved in with Phil (MFU) in North East London and we started renting a studio nearby", say Cathy Lucas. "So everything was very focused and concentrated in this very small geographical area. With few distractions we could really get lost in what we were doing, and try to really respond with honesty and imagination to what we've been experiencing." The music contains no fewer surprises as a result. It explores new ground for the band, incorporating elements of afrofunk, outer jazz and avant garde, all the while keeping a foot in the more traditional pop songwriting. The transitional opening 'Big Moonlight (Ookii Gekkou), tells the chaotic story of rock torn away from the earth's outer layer and gradual falling into patterns that give us moon phases, all this over a cohesive groove that nods to space-age music. 'Phase One Million' beckons to a discordant dance floor where afro spars with disco. It is finger clicking modern pop - too good for radio - exuding the perspiration of gyration. A Celebration that's enlarged upon the closing intensity of 'The Lift'. And 'In Cucina (In The Kitchen) is an exotica awayday reminiscent of Sun Ra or KPM records from the late 60's, written as the soundtrack to a chaotic cooking scene. Hurricanes, organisms, vibes, bells and percussive rallies all follow, each infiltrated with influences as diverse as Piero Umiliani, Art Ensemble of Chicago and ELO among others. Indeed, even a cursory earful adds to an ever-expanding palette of sound. No mean feat for the newly trimmed quartet of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cathy Lucas, drummer Valentina Magaletti, bassist Susumu Mukai and synth/guitar player Phil MFU, this reduction resulting in no fewer ideas and even bigger steps.
Vanishing Twin Ookii Gekkou North American Tour

Vanishing Twin Ookii Gekkou North American Tour

Dream Pop

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

All Ages
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$20.00

Delivery Method

Will Call

Terms & Conditions

*For now, All Shows are VACCINATION ONLY: A physical card or a verified digital representation will be acceptable on these smart phone apps: Clear, Healthvana, VaxYes, AOKpass

*All shows are General Admission.
*Seating is available on a First Come, First Served basis.
*You will need your Valid Picture ID to be admitted for Digital Check-in at the door.
*Ticket purchasers will be digitally checked-in when the Magic Bag doors open on the event day.
*Please refer to the event listing for any age restrictions.
*Included in your fee is a 2.75% credit card processing fee.