Kikagaku Moyo

Hi-Fi Music Lounge Presents

Kikagaku Moyo

Sugar Candy Mountain, Snow White

Sat · May 20, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Hi-Fi Lounge

Advance Tickets: $10, Day of Show: $12

This event is 21 and over

Kikagaku Moyo
Kikagaku Moyo
Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 (Japanese for Geometric Patterns) is the musical union between five free spirits. Go Kurosawa (drums, Vocals) and Tomo Katsurada (Guitar, Vocals) formed the band in 2012 as a free artist’s collective. They met Kotsuguy (Bass) while he was recording noise from vending machines and Akira (Guitar) through their university. Ryu Kurosawa had been studying Sitar in India, upon returning home he found the perfect outlet for his practice.

They recorded their first EP in a day and posted it to Bandcamp. On the other side of the world, a small label from Greece was listening and offered to press a limited run of LPs. Interest picked up through the blogging community and the band found tight group of dedicated fans around the globe. Since 2013 the band has released two full lengths, an EP, and several singles. They have toured Australia, the United States, Europe and Japan extensively. Kikagaku Moyo love to connect with people through performing, whether they are playing in a barn deep in a Swedish forest, on a desolate Mediterranean beach, or beside a sleepy river at 2014’s Levitation Fest they bring out the magic in everyone present.

Their latest release “House in the Tall Grass” (Guruguru Brain) was recorded in the winter of 2015/16 in Tokyo. Their delicate use of melody and soft vocal harmonies contrast seamlessly with fuzzed out sitar riffs and feedback. To Kikagaku Moyo a song is like a breath of wind through the leaves or a fish jumping from the water. Their music is a conversation—sometimes delicate and tender other times explosive, but always human and always changing.
Sugar Candy Mountain
Sugar Candy Mountain
If Brian Wilson had dropped acid on the beach in Brazil and decided to record an album with Os Mutantes and The Flaming Lips, it would sound like this.
Snow White
Snow White
From the ever-expanding psychedelic music scene comes the entrancing Snow White. Blending elements of dream pop, glam rock, and jazz, they transcend beyond the classic traits of the psychedelic genre. As described by writer Sam Gehrke of Vortex Music Magazine, Snow White’s sound takes on an “…almost cinematic quality, finally blooming into what I can only describe as a psych-injected James Bond intro song on acid.”

Forming in Eugene, Oregon in the winter of 2014 they have since begun to carve out their unique place in psychedelia. They have sublimated Eugene's local music scene while sharing the stage with such acts as Dead Meadow, Mild High Club, La Luz, The Thermals, Summer Cannibals, Cherry Glazerr, The Sloths, and more. Sydney Zuelke of Eugene Weekly suggests, “As the band…solidifies its distinct sound, it’s bound to break through the Eugene barriers and onto something bigger.” This is exactly what Snow White plans to do, starting with the release of their first studio EP "Glitter." The first single from their EP is the dark and groovy tune called Pony Boy, an exploration into the darkness of unhealthy relationships and the exploitative nature of sex. Look out for the Glitter EP, coming this summer 2016.
Venue Information:
Hi-Fi Lounge
44 E. 7th Ave
Eugene, OR, 97401
http://hifimusichall.com/