Update: The Cosmic Side of Japan

I have a list that is called “The Cosmic Side of Japan” and it is filled with psychedelic, garage, doom and noiserock bands from long ago as well as very recent bands. I recently had some help from a friend who seems to be somewhat of an expert on the Japanese psych genre. In this post I will share some bands and add them to the list. These are the latest additions to the list.

White Heaven

White Heaven was established by singer/guitarist You Ishihara somewhere in the eighties, then under the name Living End. After a lot of different line ups White Heaven released their debut LP “Out” in 1991. The band made a couple more LP and ended with “Levitation” in 1997.


Psycho Baba

Experimental psych by sitar player Mhayow and Boredoms members Yoshimi and Hira. “On the Roof of Kedar Lodge” was released 2000. The band has one other album and a couple of live albums.


Musica Transonic

Heavy japanese psych band Musica Transonic was formed in 1995 by Nanjo Asahito (bass), Makoto Kawabata (guitar) and 吉田達也 [Tatsuya Yoshida] (drums).


20 Guilders

Japanese psych/folk band 20 Guilders is made of TABATA MITSURU and Suzuki Junzo. Tabata is known for founding Boredoms, Zeni Geva and ex member of Acid Mothers Temple.

https://www.facebook.com/20Guilders/


PSYCHE BUGYO

Psychedelic rockers Psyche Bugyo led by long-term Acid Mothers Temple member Atsushi Tsuyama with Ryota NISHI (keyboards), Keizo SUHARA (bass), and Nani SATOJIMA (drums)


Boredoms

Formed in 86 in Osaka. Boredoms has had numerous line up changes through the years. And singer Yamantaka Eye being frontman. Boredoms is experimental noiserock or like they say, Japanoise.

https://www.facebook.com/Boredoms-31952932390/


Zeni Geva

Brutal  Japanese noise band Zeni Geva was formed in 1987 and features singer and guitarist KK. Null and drummer Tatsuya Yoshida.

https://www.facebook.com/zenigeva/


High Rise

Another Heavy Psych/noiserock band. High Rise was formed in 1982 by bassist Asahito Nanjo and guitarist Munehiro Narita. Originally called Psychedelic Speed Freaks but they changed their name advised by PSF records.


 

 

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Qujaku released limited 200 EP

The thing is out! And we can listen to the second track ‘In Neutral’ too, wich is filled with psychedelic sax. Tune in and enjoy the one of the best Japanese bands. You can also read under the video about how much i love Qujako and listen to their other music.

I have been rambling a lot in the past three years about the Japanese band Qujaku. The Hamamatsu-based Japanese band has become one of my favorite acts and not without reason, since they formed in 2013 they have released amazing music. In  2015 came their debut ‘ZyouK’ and they toured UK, Germany and Hungary, followed by a release of an EP, “KEIREN”. In 2017, they released an EP “H” and toured with 26 shows over Europe. In 2018 came their latest album ‘Qujaku’ wich immediatly became one of my favorite for 2018.

Qujaku is difficult to classify, they draw influence from Japanese legends like Keiji Haino and the mystical Les Reallizes Denudes, But that is not it, they have created their very own sound, a sound that can be so delicate and intricate and with the perfect transition they can shift to brutal riffs mixed with noise and agressive drumming. The soft vocals seem to fit in perfectly in either the extreme heavy parts as in the soft bits. Equal parts psychedelic as doom and noise, Qujaku as a refreshing and original take on modern heavy music.

Now enough blabbering! Their new EP ‘In Neutral’ will be released in limited print. their we be 200 EPs released and we can expect them on 26th of July on the So I Buried label. Now they shared their first track from that EP called ‘Gloria’. Again we can hear the band with their specific dark sound constantly on the verge of exploding. A gorgeous track from a band that needs to be heard, needs to be shared!

The band will tour again (and i will have the opportunity too see them again) and you will have to see them too if possible because they are an absolute force live.

July

26th (Fri) Ghent, BE / Ghent Festival

27th (Sat) Lille, FR / L’Imposture

28th (Sun) Hamburg, DE / Die Schute

31st (Wed) Dublin, IE / The Sound House

August

2nd (Fri) London, UK / New River Studios

3rd (Sat) Braziers Park, UK / Supernormal Festival

Qujaku is on my list of The Cosmic Japan and while your are here you should check some other music from them too.

https://www.facebook.com/Qujaku/

http://soiburied.blogspot.com/

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Qujaku to release limited 200 EP, share new track

I have been rambling a lot in the past three years about the Japanese band Qujaku. The Hamamatsu-based Japanese band has become one of my favorite acts and not without reason, since they formed in 2013 they have released amazing music. In  2015 came their debut ‘ZyouK’ and they toured UK, Germany and Hungary, followed by a release of an EP, “KEIREN”. In 2017, they released an EP “H” and toured with 26 shows over Europe. In 2018 came their latest album ‘Qujaku’ wich immediatly became one of my favorite for 2018.

Qujaku is difficult to classify, they draw influence from Japanese legends like Keiji Haino and the mystical Les Reallizes Denudes, But that is not it, they have created their very own sound, a sound that can be so delicate and intricate and with the perfect transition they can shift to brutal riffs mixed with noise and agressive drumming. The soft vocals seem to fit in perfectly in either the extreme heavy parts as in the soft bits. Equal parts psychedelic as doom and noise, Qujaku as a refreshing and original take on modern heavy music.

Now enough blabbering! Their new EP ‘In Neutral’ will be released in limited print. their we be 200 EPs released and we can expect them on 26th of July on the So I Buried label. Now they shared their first track from that EP called ‘Gloria’. Again we can hear the band with their specific dark sound constantly on the verge of exploding. A gorgeous track from a band that needs to be heard, needs to be shared!

The band will tour again (and i will have the opportunity too see them again) and you will have to see them too if possible because they are an absolute force live.

July

26th (Fri) Ghent, BE / Ghent Festival

27th (Sat) Lille, FR / L’Imposture

28th (Sun) Hamburg, DE / Die Schute

31st (Wed) Dublin, IE / The Sound House

August

2nd (Fri) London, UK / New River Studios

3rd (Sat) Braziers Park, UK / Supernormal Festival

Qujaku is on my list of The Cosmic Japan and while your are here you should check some other music from them too.

https://www.facebook.com/Qujaku/

http://soiburied.blogspot.com/