TRACK REVIEW: Kikagaku Moyo “Kogarashi”

Kikaguru Moyo

Japanese ensemble Kikagaku Moyo have released a new single “Kogarashi” leading up up to their record House In The Tall Grass.

In the new track, the band takes a more idyllic approach in production without straying far from their psychotropic sound.  Swirling harmonies soften up the disciplined rhythm.   “Kogarashi” showcases the band’s ability to blend the natural wo rld with celestial, surreal elements to make for an outcome that is spectral and eerie, yet stays true to their self-described “feeling good music.”

On the song’s inception, vocalist Tomo Katsurada says, “It was a nice warm day in the Autumn to get stoned and pass out in the park.  I remember I was surrounded by the multi-coloured dead leaves and felt warm when I woke up.  But all of the sudden, Kogarashi (the Autumn wind) blew all of the leaves away.  It was a beautiful and psychedelic Autumn moment.”

House In The Tall Grass will be released on May 13 under Tokyo-based record label Guruguru Brain, and the band will be touring the UK later in May.

Listen to “Kogarashi” below!