In the middle of August, we’ll go on an exotic trip with an eclectic blend of rock, kraut, acid folk and more, courtesy of Japanese psychedelics Kikagaku Moyo. With last year’s Masana Temples album, the band reaffirmed itself as one of the most promising names in contemporary neopsych, excelling also due to an exceptional sense of live improvisation. They were even invited on tour with the mighty King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and have performed at festivals such as Roadburn, Austin Psych Fest and Desertfest. We’ll warm up with a musical tarot reading by nemanja, a Croatian musician whose 2019 album draws on both the Near and the Far East.
Tokyo psych-rockers Kikagaku Moyo elegantly balance gentle contemplation and heavy jamming in their positively oriented blend of genres from all over, from traditional Indian music to krautrock repetition and guitar riffs. Since the release of their debut in 2013, the group’s tireless concert schedule has established it as a favourite of the modern psych scene all over the world, with performances and esteemed festivals such as Roadburn, Austin Psych Fest and Desertfest.
Last year, the band published their fourth full-length album Masana Temples, rooted somewhere in other dimension, yet still accessible and relaxed. The album “that even in its slower moments seems to be constantly pushing forward, a hazy, dreamlike soundtrack to a classic road-trip movie” (The 405) will be perfect for easing the Ljubljana summer heat at the band’s first visit to out parts.
The nemanja solo project is the work of Pula-based musician Luka Šipetić, also a member of NLV and Para Lele. His April 2019 album Tarot Funk, the second under this moniker, though stylistically quite far from the 2015 self-titled debut, wowed the regional blogosphere. Over its nine songs, named after nine tarot cards, the musician tells what happened to him over the past year, yet leaves the interpretation to the listener. Sonically, the album represents a homage to the heritage of Thai funk, Anatolian rock, Cambodian psychedelia and other influences from around the world. You don’t have to be a fortune teller to see that nemanja holds a massive amount of promise.
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Organisation: Kino Šiška.
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