Mar 18, 2014

Currents: March 2014

Having completed a tour of Kyushu and Okinawa, the band is now in a short hiatus. Their next gig is at LaMama of Shibuya, Tokyo in March 31.

Excerpts from Bankan at MySpace

Just recently, two excerpts from Bankan are uploaded at the band's MySpace page. Just take a listen to them. Here

Next release - Hikashu Super Two

The band's next release looks like a sequel of Hikashu Super, a compilation originally released in 1981. The release date is not announced yet, but the album looks to be out in a few months.

Like its precedessor, Hikashu Super Two contains single-only sides, some live cuts, and even re-recordings of old repartoire.

Most notables are the two singles from 1982, "Watashi Wa Baka Ni Naritai" [I Want To Be A Fool] and "Cho-Shonen" [Super Boy]. Those are single-only releases and have never been reissued before. Moreover, those two tracks are remixed from the original multi-track master.

Preparing the analog multi-track master for Hikashu Super Two

Makigami's Spring Party - additional gig in Shibuya

Earlier this month, Makigami held a concert in Yugawara, his hometown. It was a replacement gig which was originally scheduled in Tuva but cancelled at last minutes. It was a success, so he decided to do it one more - this time in Shibuya, Tokyo.

The personnel is the same - Makigami Koichi (vocals, mouth harp, shakuhachi), Yanagiya Koharu (vocals, shamisen), Shika Udai (cello), and Sato Masaharu (percussion). See more details here.

March 25, 2014
"Musical Voyage from Edo to Siberia"
@ Koen Dori Classics
Shibuya, Tokyo
open 19:00 - start 19:30
adv 3,000 yen - at door 3,500 yen

Koen Dori Classics, Shibuya, Tokyo

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